About Us

The Book and Media Studies program operates on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to learn and work on this land. Learn more about the land acknowledgement and its use at Indigenous UofT.

What is Book and Media Studies?

Book and Media Studies is an exciting and unique undergraduate major or minor program offered at St. Michael’s College within the University of Toronto that prepares students for a future in all things related to books and media!

The program is divided into two streams. The ‘Book’ stream covers topics such as manuscript and book production, internet publishing, book illustrations, advertising, censorship, and the ways readers use and enjoy books.

The ‘Media’ stream investigates the development of mass media including everything from radio to television to more recent forms of mass communication including global telecommunications, social media, and the World Wide Web.

For more information, learn more by checking out the Book and Media Studies program website or the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar Listing.

About the BMSSA, est. 2010

We are the Book & Media Studies Student Association!


The Book & Media Studies Student Association (BMSSA) represents all students within the University of Toronto in the Book and Media Studies program, as well as students who have taken a class from the program.

The Book & Media Studies Student Association (BMSSA) holds academic and professional development events, advocates for new courses and advancements to the program, as well as provides social opportunities for students to connect with the Book and Media Studies community. We also publish an academic journal (The Foolscap) each year.

To learn more about the executive team, head over to Governance!