Faculty of Arts - Film Studies

Program description

Film Studies at the U of M provides students with a unique opportunity to create a feature length film, as well as make short films, working with their peers in a collective context which is an experience very different from that at other institutions. Our faculty have broad mix of scholarly and practical expertise in areas that address multimedia issues in areas like film and surveillance, documentary, and television. Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking every year. Our students all have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space 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.

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.

Important links

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