Faculty of Arts - Film Studies

Program description

Film Studies at the University of Manitoba offers students opportunities to engage with moving images from a variety of interrelated critical and practical perspectives. Students study films from their origins to the present, and from around the world, that embody a host of different forms: popular, experimental, documentary, animation, and many more. Hands-on courses cover all facets of the production process such as: direction, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound, camera acting, and more. This provides students with both all-around and specific skill sets.

Program options

Degree options

B.A.  Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years
B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Film and amnesia
  • The essay-film
  • Gross-out teen comedy
  • Film and the city
  • Middle Eastern film
  • Film, childhood, and enchantment
  • The monstrous imagination
  • The comic book film
  • Japanese film
  • Asian expressionist film
  • European woman directors
  • Global neorealist film

Professional opportunities

  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Writers
  • Editors
  • Journalism
  • Advertising

Many students also go on to continue their training at the graduate level at top institutions in Canada and around the world.

Admission requirements

Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

Film Studies at the U of M provides students with the unique opportunity to create a feature length film, working with their peers in a collective context which is an experience very different from that at other institutions, which usually focus only on short formats. Our faculty consists of scholars with wide-ranging interests, and a mix of expertise. Both George Toles and Guy Maddin, whose films have been featured in retrospectives around the globe, teach multiple classes per year, and interact closely with students. We have recently opened a new media lab that offers students the use of cutting-edge software and an extensive DVD lending library. Our film production equipment includes up-to-date digital cameras, sound recording technology, a Steadi-Cam harness, and more.

Important links

Faculty of Arts
Department of English, Film, and Theatre
Graduate Studies, English, Film, and Theatre
Film Studies Blog