Delve into the interlinked histories of art and film, and learn how the two fields intersect on the levels of art practice, critical practice, and institutional histories. Students with an equal interest in Art History and Film Studies will have the opportunity to engage directly with the techniques and discourses that are shared between these two fields.
The Art History and Film Studies Major facilitates students' understanding of the critical intersections between art and film, both historically and today, and offers an opportunity to better understand the future of these media practices.
Major in Art History and Film Studies (60 credits)
The Major in Art History and Film Studies teaches students to detect relationships between the work of visual artists and filmmakers, along with the common and divergent concerns of the disciplines of art history and film studies. Students studying the combined Major Art History and Film Studies develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the visual and audio-visual arts, as well as the critical and theoretical discourses pertaining to each discipline. Emphasis is placed on a historical and contextual analysis of art and film from a variety of social, cultural, political and critical perspectives.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
Professional Internships Internships provide students with the opportunity to pursue work in the film industry, film research, archival work, editing film publications, or writing film criticism. Consult the undergraduate calendar or graduate calendar for details about program specific requirements and prerequisites.
Escuela internacional de cine y television - Cuba In 2007, the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema signed an agreement with the prestigious Escuela internacional de cine y television (EICTV) in Cuba to explore opportunities for collaboration in education and research. Since then, MHSoC faculty members David Douglas, Richard Kerr, Rosanna Maule and Peter Rist have taught at EICTV and several Concordia film production and film studies students have participated in workshops there. In 2009, Professor Douglas offered a joint class with Fernando Birri, the founding director of EICTV. During the same year five EICTV students received scholarships from the Canadian government to study at MHSoC.
Other international study opportunities Concordia University offers undergraduate and graduate 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. Learn more about international student exchanges.
Students graduating from this program are particularly prepared for work in the cultural sector that addresses or supports interdisciplinary creative production. Graduates are also prepared for further study in either discipline, or in interdisciplinary graduate programs.