It is not necessary to select an advisor before you apply. You will have time in your first semester to select an advisor. You can mention a professor in your statement of purpose if you feel they would be a good fit.
The Statement of Purpose should be around 3-4 pages in length, and include the following information. It should briefly explain your background, elaborate on your past and present research interests as well as research output (papers written, or, if applicable, published or presented at conferences), and what draws you to the Film Studies program at Concordia. This last aspect may include brief mention of professors you feel are pertinent to your research project and/or interests, and courses you feel useful for your studies. To do this we urge you to look closely at our program and professors' profiles. You do not need to contact professors to list their names here; we discourage you from doing so. While you may have many research or subject interests at this point, we suggest you present one or two of them in depth, and note briefly your other interests.
The writing sample is meant to show your ability to write academically. Most applicants use a previous work either form a class or published work they feel represents their best work. The writing does not have to be a published work. The recommended length is 8-20 pages.
It is recommended but not necessary to apply. Other BA degrees that are often considered are: art history, film production, English, French, sociology, philosophy, history, political science communications, anthropology, social science, literature and sociology. It may be necessary to undertake up to 6 undergraduate courses in these cases depending on your admission decision.
All graduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts have access to FB 630, a private lounge area with a large study space, a kitchenette, a conference room, a small meeting room and a privacy booth, as well as five research labs.
Many of our alumni have gone on to successful careers in the media and cultural industries, through their work in film, television, and the arts. Practicum courses facilitate careers in the areas of programming and exhibition, curatorial work, arts journalism, and teaching at all levels. Graduates are also qualified to pursue film studies at the doctoral level. Concordia has an excellent track record in placing graduates in the best PhD programs in film and media studies in Canada and the United States.