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Cinema & Media Studies

York University

M.A. On Campus
30 months
Duration
12550 CAD/year
2870 CAD/year
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About

The Cinema & Media Studies MA program at York University immerses students in a two-year program of study that nurtures students’ academic and professional goals. A wide range of required and elective courses enhances the range and depth of students’ skills and knowledge.

Overview

This humanities-based Cinema & Media Studies MA program at York University will help students to acquire comprehensive knowledge of cinema and media theory, history, and criticism. Along with developing essential research and teaching skills, students will participate in the rich research culture of the University and develop a doctoral dissertation that will make a significant contribution to the discipline. Research, teaching, participation in international colloquia, as well as publishing and other forms of professional academic development are key components of this rigorous minimum four-year degree.

Choose York:

  • Our tradition: York’s Graduate Program in Film was the first of its kind in Canada.
  • Eleven full time core Cinema & Media Studies faculty members, including two Canada Research Chairs. In addition, 12 full-time faculty teaching Production & Screenwriting make our MFA program the most innovative in Canada.
  • The Sound and Moving Image Library at York is one of the largest in Canada
  • Scott Library features excellent print and electronic resources in cinema and media studies
  • York’s Clara Thomas Archives includes numerous film-related collections
  • York Film faculty run respected journals CineAction and Public: Art/Culture/Ideas
  • York’s teaching and graduate assistants are the best paid in Canada and York offers generous admission and continuing student scholarships.
  • Toronto is the film capital of English Canada, home to more than 100 film festivals cinematheques, film and video archives, distributors, resource centers and film industry personnel and studios.
  • Many visiting filmmakers, scholars, and artists present film and lectures at York and in the greater Toronto area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods and Research in Cinema and Media Studies
  • Contemporary Cinema and Media Theory
  • Documentary Personalities: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris 
  • Future Cinema
  • Selected Topics in History & Criticism: Chinese Cinema

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 30 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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.
100
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).
7.5
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Credits

200 alternative credits
  • 60-80 credits for two terms
  • 40-60 credits for one term

Delivered

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.
B

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.
100
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).
7.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Thesis proposal (500 words)
  • Statement of interest (500 words)
  • Resumé or CV, including a list of courses you have taken in film and related disciplines (e.g. theatre, visual arts, cultural studies, communications) and the grades that you received.
  • Two scholarly essays (max. 7,500 words) with an indication of the course(s) for which the sample was written.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6275 CAD per semester and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    2870 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1435 CAD per semester and a duration of 30 months.

Part time tuition fees:

  • National students - $717
  • International students - $3137

Funding

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