Film Studies

The BA Film Studies program aims to educate students on the diversity of cinematic practices and their impacts on societies around the world.

Program Overview

In film studies, our goal is to educate students in the diversity of World Cinema and cinematic aesthetic practices. Throughout our curriculum, we encourage students to explore and discuss the cultural roles of films and how they impact our political and social perceptions.

Students enrolled in the film studies program will be able to:

  • Analyze a film both in content and form
  • Identify cinematic traditions in Asia, Europe and North America
  • Discuss Canadian film history and criticism
  • Write extended essays on cinematic topics
  • Understand major film theories
  • Publicly speak on film issues
  • Write reviews and essays for the media

Curriculum

The BA Film Studies program offers major, honours and minors options to support students at all interest levels. Our talented faculty members are renowned experts in various specialties of film studies. Their engagement and dedication to research and the cinematic industry provides students with a stimulating academic environment.

First and Second Years

Students are required to take FIST 100 and 9 credits of FIST 200-level courses.

Third and Fourth Years

Students should take at least 30 credits at the third and fourth year level. At least 24 of these credits must be FIST courses, and include FIST 331 and FIST 445.

Film Studies courses taken in other programs and departments must be approved by the Film Studies undergraduate advisor.

First and Second Years

Students are required to take FIST 100 and 9 credits of FIST 200-level courses.

Third and Fourth Years

Students should take at least 18 credits at the third and fourth year level. At least 15 of these credits must be FIST courses.

Film Studies courses taken in other programs and departments must be approved by the Film Studies undergraduate advisor.

First and Second Years

Students are required to take FIST 100 and 9 credits of FIST 200-level courses.

Third and Fourth Year

Students should take at least 48 credits at the third and fourth year level. At least 39 of these credits should be FIST courses, and must include FIST 331, FIST 445 and FIST 449. Film Studies courses taken in other programs and departments must be approved by the Film Studies undergraduate advisor.

Admissions

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is May 8, 2021
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