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Film and Moving Image Studies

What can I do with my degree in Film and Moving Image Studies?

About the program

Film and Moving Image Studies teaches you how to read visual culture and speak the dominant creative language of the last century. As a student in Film and Moving Image Studies you will explore the history of cinema in its global breadth — from documentary to experimental and narrative feature films — and the future of cinema in its many emergent forms. You’ll develop a deep understanding of film’s aesthetics and relation to society and you’ll write film reviews, analyze film sequences, and become a cultural critic.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Skills developed

As a student in Film and Moving Image Studies, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.

  • Think critically about films and their cultural, political, and historical context
  • Understand, analyze and interpret films, texts and images
  • Gain knowledge of film theory, movements, genres and criticism
  • Write film reviews and critiques
  • Develop research and writing skills
  • Develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, visual language and aesthetics

  • Discuss ideas and opinions
  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Openness and flexibility

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Develop self-discipline and autonomy
  • Influence and persuade

  • Collaborate and cooperate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Work autonomously

  • Conduct research, and critically analyze and evaluate information

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.

  • Advertising and marketing companies
  • Animation studios
  • Arts councils
  • Casting agencies
  • Community centers
  • Digital studios
  • Entertainment companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Fashion industry
  • Festival and cultural organizations
  • Film labs
  • Lighting and grip equipment firms
  • Locations services
  • Magazines/ newspapers
  • Market research companies
  • Motion picture studios

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Moving Image Studies lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Assistant/associate objects conservator
  • Audiovisual preservation project manager
  • Box office attendant
  • Casting agent
  • Film conservator
  • Film distribution coordinator
  • Film studio coordinator
  • Film critic
  • Film journalist
  • Film programmer/curator
  • Production assistant/coordinator/specialist
  • Talent agent/coordinator
  • Screen / script-writer

  • Author
  • Blogger / social media manager
  • Broadcaster
  • Columnist
  • Communication officer/specialist
  • Content writer
  • Copywriter
  • Editor/publisher
  • Editorial assistant
  • Film critic/ film reviewer
  • Journalist
  • Press agent
  • Proof reader
  • Proposal writer
  • Publications assistant
  • Publicist
  • Reporter
  • Script writer
  • Social media strategist
  • Speech writer
  • Spokesperson
  • Technical writer
  • Writer/editor

  • Announcer
  • Assistant media archivist
  • Casting agent
  • Event planner
  • Media correspondent
  • Media planner/coordinator
  • Media relations consultant
  • Multimedia artist
  • On air personality/host
  • Online content developer
  • Program coordinator
  • Public relations specialist
  • Publicist
  • Radio/ TV announcer
  • Reporter

  • Advertising account/sales manager
  • Advertising planner/analyst
  • Art director
  • Business developer
  • Business development consultant
  • Commerce officer
  • Event planner
  • Interviewer
  • Marketing assistant manager
  • Marketing communications specialist
  • Marketing coordinator/manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Project coordinator
  • Promoter
  • Social media manager

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Art director
  • Censor
  • Cinematographer
  • College / university professor
  • Film archivist
  • Film director
  • Film editor
  • Filmmaker
  • Publicist
  • Producer
  • Technical film crew
  • Visual arts consultant

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

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Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Room H-745

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Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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