Film Studies

Concordia University Montréal

24 months
31141 CAD/year
6284 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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 24 months.
  • National

    6284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6284 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Students from Canada 14747 CAD


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