Our programs in film and moving image studies offer multidisciplinary and transnational approaches. Develop the tools and visual literacy necessary for aesthetic, historical and cultural analysis of cinema and audiovisual media.
Students in our internationally-recognized master's and doctorate programs in film and moving image studies are part of a vibrant research community. Mentored by acclaimed, prize-winning faculty while pursuing individual scholarly goals and developing original research, they are at the forefront of new scholarship by organizing screenings, workshops and seminars that connect with Montreal’s rich cultural and arts scene and beyond.
The Film Studies BFA prepares students with critical tools to appreciate the artistic and cultural potential of cinema and its place within a larger humanities framework. Students in our programs learn visual literacy and critical thinking alongside the history and traditions of the moving image. Training in film studies research provides an excellent foundation in arts and humanities education.
Ours is a research-intensive environment, bustling with dynamic events that host a wide range of distinguished guest speakers. We offer a whole cultural scene built on our deep commitment to cinema as a way of engaging the world. Students are integrated into vibrant, international scholarly networks through regularly held international Film Studies conferences, seminars and workshops.
The School is linked to several research teams and working groups housed at Concordia: the Global Emergent Media Lab (GEM), the Documentary Centre, the SenseLab and the Media History Research Center.
Our award-winning faculty, which includes four research chairs, cover a wide range of film and media scholarship: Luca Caminati, May Chew, Kay Dickinson, Martin Lefebvre, John Locke, Erin Manning, Rosanna Maule, Joshua Neves, Peter Rist, Catherine Russell, Masha Salazkina, Marc Steinberg, Haidee Wasson, and Thomas Waugh (emeritus).