DEC in Arts, Literature and Communication - Culture and Media Option

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The Arts, Literature and Communication is a pre-university DEC program intended for students looking to experiment with media production while gaining a more in-depth general culture in order to better understand and appreciate artistic and literary works.

Throughout their studies in Arts, Literature and Communication, Culture and Media Option, students take part in various artistic and media events such as visiting renowned institutions as well as alternative venues. Furthermore, they actively participate in these events while enjoying the intercultural environment of Montreal. These experiences lead students to apply critical thinking, to engage in discussion, and to maintain an overall openness towards the deeper meanings, implications and values of media. The Culture and Media Option is created specifically for students who want to develop communication skills and open doors for their university studies.

The development of all these competencies aims to involve students so that they become an agent of change in our current and future society.

Program availability

In this program, the use of a laptop computer is mandatory. Students must have a laptop or purchase one before beginning their studies. Depending on the model, the cost could be higher. Standard or student license software must be installed when requested by teachers. Chromebook and Linux devices are not accepted. If you are planning on studying new media at university, we recommend purchasing a powerful laptop from the outset.

The following features are required for Macs and PCs:

  • iOS or Windows 10 operating system in the teaching language (English or French)
  • Processor: Intel I5 minimum
  • Memory: Minimum 8 GB (16 GB recommended)
  • Hard drive: 256 GB minimum (500 recommended)
  • Screen: 13 inches minimum
  • Connectivity: WIFI and LAN
  • Ports: Minimum of two USB 3.0 ports
  • Mouse (may be wireless)
  • External hard drive

Required software: Creative Cloud Suite and Office Suite or equivalent for Mac.

By the end of the program, students will have acquired competencies to analyse and even critique various media productions. In addition, they will have the tools to create and express themselves in traditional media, writing, public speaking, and digital media.

  • A studio is available for your use during courses in order to create your masterpieces. This studio will also be available for you outside course hours.
  • You will be part of small cohorts facilitating your learning experience, your sense of belonging and the development of your full potential.
  • You will accomplish a high caliber final project, the organisation of a symposium presenting your media projects on current events.
  • You will be center-stage of the city’s cultural scene and participate in a variety of activities such as visits to art exhibits, launches, visits of production studios and film screenings.
  • You will learn from the best. Our teachers are still active in the field of performing arts and media.
  • You will have access Portfolios to expose your projects on the Web.
  • Research Methods in Culture and Media (45 h)
  • Aesthetic and Cultural Foundations of the Western World (60 h)
  • Introduction to Media Production (60 h)
  • Media History (45 h)
  • Conceptualization and Media Workshop I (45 h)
  • Media and Technologies I (45 h)
  • Critical Approaches (45 h)
  • Refusal, Protest and Transformations (45 h)
  • Conceptualization and Planning of a Media Event (45 h)
  • Conceptualization and Media Workshop II (45 h)
  • Media and Technologies II (45 h)
  • Current Issues in Culture and Media (45 h)
  • Integration Project in Culture and Media (90 h)
  • Media and Art Scenes (45 h)
  • 3 Physical Education courses (90 h)
  • 3 Philosophy courses (150 h)
  • 4 Language and Literature courses (240 h)
  • 2 Second Language courses (90 h)
  • 2 Complementary courses (90 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

  • Art History
  • Arts and Cinema
  • Communication
  • Digital and Media Imagery
  • Editing
  • Education
  • Entertainment and Cultural Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Graphic Communication and Design
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Literature and Creative Writing
  • New Media
  • Public Relations
  • Visual and Media Arts
  • Women’s Studies

Have obtained a Secondary School Diploma (DES)


Have obtained a Professional Studies Diploma (DEP) and completed the following courses:

  • Language if Instruction from Secondary V
  • Second Language from Secondary V
  • Mathematics from Secondary IV


Have obtained an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient. Every case will be analysed by the college.

Upon completion of this program, students will receive a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC).