Every day, our culture is flooded with new moving images. Film Studies will teach you how to read our visual culture and speak the dominant creative language of the last century. You’ll explore the history of cinema in its global breadth, from documentary, to experimental, to narrative feature films, and you’ll develop the tools of visual literacy and aesthetic and cultural analysis.
Studying film as fine art, pop culture and commercial industry trains you to be a cultural critic. As a Film Studies student, you’ll learn to analyze films in order to develop a better understanding of their aesthetics and their relation to society.
Through lectures and assignments you’ll learn to write film reviews, analyze film sequences, and think critically about films and their cultural context. After graduation, you’ll have the writing, research and analytical skills required for any career that values critical thinking and superior communication skills.
Program Type: Quota Program — Entry is competitive and selective, and the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of places available. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs. Closing dates for applications are stringently applied.
Immerse yourself in art cinema masterpieces and hundreds of lesser-known titles in class and by borrowing from our extensive library. Our Moving Image Resource Centre features more than 37,000 titles and is constantly growing with frequent additions of Blu-ray DVDs, new releases and rare prints.
Our three screening rooms, equipped with digital, 16mm and 35mm projectors, guarantee you a great viewing experience.
Concordia University offers students the opportunity to take part in an International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) that will count for credit towards their Concordia degree, while paying the same tuition fees they do at home and possibly receiving funding. International study opportunities bring cultural diversity and enrichment through immersion in the programs of study at Concordia’s partner institutions.
The MHSoC has established collaboration with all of the major film festivals in Montreal, through which many students find volunteer and internship opportunities each year. Moreover, students may opt to apply up to six credits from their degree towards an internship in film-related institutions, where they can pursue work in film archiving, research, editing publications or writing film criticism. Consult the undergraduate calendar or graduate calendar for details about program specific requirements and prerequisites.
With several venues and an annual calendar packed with film festivals, Montreal has a long-standing reputation as a thriving urban centre where traditional cinematic and new media practices flourish.
Students drive the creative energy in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and you’ll have many opportunities to attend special lectures, conferences and symposiums. The department has established relationships with all of the major film festivals and the Cinemathèque Québecoise in Montreal where you may find volunteer and internship opportunities each year.
You’ll graduate with the knowledge and discipline to think critically about your work, and the teamwork skills required for collaborating with others. Your degree can lead to many paths in cultural industries such as: