Advising

If you have any questions regarding your graduate program and your time at UBC, please contact your supervisor and/or your respective program advisor directly.

  • There is no part-time PhD.
  • Candidates will normally be required to spend a minimum of two winter sessions at the University.
  • Language requirements exams may be taken off-site with approval from the Graduate Committee.
  • Students are encouraged to complete their comprehensive exams within the first two or two and one-half years in the program. Comprehensive exams must be completed by the end of the students’ third year.
  • Doctoral candidates must complete their programme within six years after their initial registration.
  • Under exceptional circumstances, leaves of absence and/or extension of up to one year may be granted.
  • All students are required to register in successive years of their candidacy. A student who fails to register as required will forfeit their candidacy.

Graduate Advisors

Christine Evans
Cinephile Faculty Advisor
christine.evans@ubc.ca

Robert Gardiner
MFA Design and Production Advisor
robert.gariner@ubc.ca

Siyuan Liu
MA and PhD Theatre Studies Program Advisor
siyuan.liu@ubc.ca

Sharon McGowan
MFA Film Production & Creative Writing Advisor
sharon.mcgowan@ubc.ca

Brian McIlroy
MA and PhD Cinema and Media Studies Advisor
brian.mcilroy@ubc.ca

Ian Patton
FIPR/ MFA Creative Writing Graduate Administrator
ian.patton@ubc.ca
604-822-0923

Shannon Walsh
MFA Film Production Advisor
shannon.walsh@ubc.ca