Graphic Design Diploma to Honours Bachelor of Arts & Sciences (Media, Film, & Communications major) Degree Transfer Program

Program Information

Our Media Studies program provides you with a well-rounded, interdisciplinary education emphasizing the critical analysis of media and the development of production skills. To gain a broad field of knowledge about the industry, you will explore topics related to the following media: video, new media, design, TV, radio, and sound art. Our Media Studies program will particularly allow you to immerse yourself in the cutting-edge world of social media - from production to dissemination to analysis - and beyond.

Through hands-on labs and workshops, you will learn how new media is an accessible way to engage with our world and to challenge systemic problems like sexism, racism, homophobia, and social injustices of all kinds. If you are interested in learning how and why your cell phone has just as much cultural power as CNN, this program is for you.

How the Transfer Program Works

You enter into Year 3 of the four-year Honours Bachelor of Arts & Sciences (Media, Film, & Communications major) program, and can complete your degree in as little as two years. All admits are required to complete 1.5 full course equivalents during the spring/summer term after their first year (e.g. Fall/Winter terms) at Lakehead. 

To see the courses that are part of the program, refer to our Academic Calendar and select:

  1. Programs & Faculties from the menu,
  2. Undergraduate Programs from the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities section, 
  3. Media Studies Programs from the list of programs, and the
  4. Honours BASc (Media, Film, & Communications Major) Transfer Program - 3 year Graphic Design.

Admission Requirements

To be consider for admission, you must:

  • Complete a three-year Graphic Design Advanced Diploma from an accredited Ontario college, and
  • Achieve an overall average of at least 70%.  

Application Process

To apply, please:

  1. Use the OUAC Undergraduate Application. You may need to create an account first, if you have never applied using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) before. 
  2. Select the program Media, Film, & Communications (Pathways with All Ontario Colleges) (Orillia Campus only)The OUAC program code is ABE.
  3. As you proceed through the application process, use the Online Transcript Request to have your transcript(s) sent to us, if applicable: 
    1. We require all of your post-secondary transcripts (i.e. from all colleges and universities attended).
    2. We do not require your high school transcript.
    3. Some colleges do not add in progress courses to their transcripts. If you are currently completing courses, you are encouraged to upload a screenshot of your upcoming winter term courses to your myInfo account. You will receive your myInfo login credentials in an acknowledgement email from us upon receipt of your application (which can take a few days after you apply using the OUAC). 

Who Can I Contact If I Need Assistance?

If you have questions about the transfer program, and/or your application statuscontact Student Central.  

If you encounter issues with the application and/or requesting online transcripts, contact the OUAC

If you cannot access myInfo (our student information portal), try to recover your account first. If that does not work, contact Student Central.  


Learn more about the fees (e.g. application, transcript, document evaluation, etc.) that the OUAC charges

Learn more about the tuition & student fees for your transfer program. Keep in mind that the upcoming school year's fees are not available until June. Before June, you will most likely see last year's amounts. Refer to the Academic Year field if you are unsure.  

To help fund your education, learn more about our scholarships, bursaries and awards

If you are interested in applying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program, learn more about the program and its criteria

Other Important Information

Take a look at our College & University Transfer Guide

Check out our campus. You can take a virtual tour, or you can book a campus tour

We also host numerous events throughout the year. We encourage you to attend one of our events to learn more about the transfer program.