Meet the Film Studies faculty
Undergraduate Program Head -
Dr. Rosanna Maule
To schedule an appointment please call: 514-848-2424 ext. 4335
Learn more about the School.
Download the Film Studies Bulletin for information about current course offerings.
The MIRC provides Film Studies students with a comprehensive collection of video titles.
Find out more about tuition and fees, Student Aid programs, undergraduate Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.
Learn about MHSoC's exchange program with Escuela internacional de cine y television (EICTV) in Cuba.
Specialization in Film Studies — 66 credits
Major in Film Studies — 48 credits
Minor in Film Studies — 24 credits
Film Studies is an exciting field of study that brings together aesthetics, history, philosophy and world cultures. It is an excellent way for students to develop basic and advanced tools of visual literacy and to master the critical vocabulary necessary for aesthetic and cultural analysis. The history of cinema and the traditions of film culture provide a solid basis for appreciating the potential of cinema as it expands out of the theatres and into the streets.
Our Film Studies courses explore the history of cinema in its global breadth, from documentary and experimental cinemas, to narrative feature films. Course screenings include not only the masterpieces of art cinema but many lesser-known titles from our vast collection. The curriculum also follows cinema into the 21st century as it evolves into a variety of media and exhibition contexts. Students learn to analyze films and media in order to develop a better understanding of their aesthetics and their relation to society.
Film is an industry and an art-form, and this program enables students to explore cinema as one of the most important arts of the 20th century alongside its social and political roles and its relation to the greater domains of arts and technologies. Training in film criticism and film studies research provides an excellent foundation in arts and humanities education. Our three screening rooms are equipped with state of the art digital projectors, along with 16mm and 35mm projection to ensure optimal viewing conditions for our courses.
For a list of required courses please download the Program Guide according to your year of entry. For a complete list of course descriptions please consult the Undergraduate Calendar. Advanced level students have the opportunity to pursue Independent Study courses and Internships. Schedules for courses are available on the class schedules website.
See admission requirements for details and application deadlines.
Information about the Specialization in Film Studies program
Admission to the Specialization in Film Studies is not offered in the first year. Students in the Major may apply to transfer to the Specialization after completing specific first-year courses.
For more information on the Film Studies program check out the FAQ page which answers the following questions:
See articles published by alumni of the Film Studies program on the Student Work page.