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Cinema Studies

University of Toronto

12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto offers a program leading to the Master of Arts.


About this Degree

Faculty members have expertise in several areas, including film history, film theory, film analysis, and film and cultural practices. The course-based, one-year Cinema Studies MA program at the University of Toronto offers students the option of a professional internship or a major research paper.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Practices of the Cinema
  • Key Developments in Film History
  • Pressures on the Cinematic
  • Research Seminar
  • Media and Philosophy: Melodrama as Politics/Politics as Melodrama
  • Topics in Film and Media Theory: Cinematic Mobilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits
4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of an appropriate four-year University of Toronto bachelor's degree, or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Minimum B+ standing, demonstrated by an average grade in the final year, or over senior-level courses.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in cinema studies, or comparable program preparation.
  • A letter of intent addressing the academic goals an applicant wishes to pursue in the program.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  • An academic writing sample of no more than 3,000 words.

Tuition Fee

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    27520 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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