Film Studies teaches you how to read visual culture and speak the dominant creative language of the last century. As a student in Film 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.
As a student in Film 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
Give and receive feedback
Lead and follow
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
Festival and cultural organizations
Lighting and grip equipment firms
Market research companies
Motion picture studios
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
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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.