Film Studies



Meet the Film Studies faculty

Undergraduate Program Head -

Film Studies

Dr. Rosanna Maule

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Moving Image Resource Centre

The MIRC provides Film Studies students with a comprehensive collection of video titles.

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Exchange program

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Specialization in Film Studies — 66 credits
Major in Film Studies — 48 credits
Minor in Film Studies — 24 credits


             "Indeed, I couldn't ask for a better education. My world has gotten deeper and richer, not only because of the study of the medium, but also, through the personal interaction with the faculty." ~Victor Arroyo, BFA Film Studies '11


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.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

For more information on the Film Studies program check out the FAQ page which answers the following questions:

    • Why major in Film Studies at Concordia?
    • Who is a Concordia Film Studies student?
    • What kinds of courses are available to Film Studies majors at Concordia University?
    • Can I take film-production courses?
    • What kinds of skills will I develop over the course of my degree in Film Studies?
    • What kinds of resources make Concordia's Film Studies program so unique?
    • How does the Concordia Film Studies program make connections with an international film studies community?
    • What kinds of events, exchanges, internships, festivals or research centers can I expect to be invited to participate in while I study in the Film Studies program?
    • What kinds of career options might be opened up for me with a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia?
    • What makes Montreal such a special place to study film?

Student Work:

See articles published by alumni of the Film Studies program on the Student Work page.


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