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 program offered at St. Michael’s College within the University of Toronto. Students can enroll in the major or minor program to learn more about how the tools that humans communicate with shape ideas and societies.

The program examines various forms of media throughout history and into the modern age, taking a global perspective as it asks: how do these media forms influence how we understand the world, ourselves, and our relationship with each other? Using theoretical frameworks and hands-on opportunities, students will learn about a diverse range of topics such as illustrated manuscripts, radio broadcasts, propaganda posters, musical performances, digital media, or artificial intelligence (AI).

The program prepares students for vocations in journalism, publishing, editing, communications and graduate programs in information and library science. The program also introduces them to topics in the Book History and Print Culture Graduate program at the University of Toronto.

For more information, check 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 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 and get the newest updates, head over to Governance!