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Film Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #462 (QS) Montréal, Canada
Critical approaches to cinema extend far beyond the limits of the silver screen. The relationship between the viewer and the moving image has never been more complicated, with practices like gaming and online videos altering our understanding of the medium’s role in society.The Film Studies program is offered by Concordia University Montréal .


Program Details

Engaging with the complexities of current moving image culture, and the practices of active engagement around objects as diverse as urban screens, transnational media, Japanese anime, and film festivals, we nurture students’ ability to develop dynamic social critiques of film and its global ubiquity.

The MA in Film Studies at Concordia University Montréal provides you with a stimulating environment to examine film as a political, social, cultural and artistic medium. Students benefit from the School’s proximity to Montreal’s dynamic film, new media and visual arts communities. Montreal is a vibrant cultural metropolis with an exceptional range of film venues and museums, galleries and artist-run centres.

Develop connections with a dynamic group of students as you discover areas of interest that coincide with the research strengths of our internationally renowned faculty, including five research chairs. You’ll also benefit from some of the best research labs in Canada that bring together a network of academics from a multitude of disciplines and institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Methods in Film Studies
  • Topics in English Canadian Film
  • Topics in Québécois Cinema
  • Topics in European Cinemas
  • Topics in Non-European Cinemas
  • Topics in Film History
  • Topics in Film Theory
  • Topics in Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
  • Gender Issues in Film
  • Topics in Film Genres
  • Topics in Experimental Film and Video
  • Topics in Documentary
  • Topics in Film Directors
  • Topics in Film Studies
  • Independent Study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Incoming students will be expected to have a degree in film studies with a minimum B average (GPA 3.00) in their undergraduate degree. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview with the graduate committee. All applicants will be required to submit an example of their writing on cinema, and a letter of intent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31141 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31141 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6284 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Students from Canada 14747 CAD

Living costs for Montréal

  • 1074 - 1760 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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