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Welcome to the Graduate Program in Film/Cinema and Media Studies

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Business Administration & Master of Arts (MBA/MA), Master of Business Administration & Master of Fine Arts (MBA/MFA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

York University’s Graduate Program in Film/Cinema and Media Studies is recognized internationally as one of Canada’s most innovative and dynamic film programs, providing students with a unique integration of film and media studies, hands-on skills, critical theory, and state-of-the-art production resources and pedagogy.

We will give you the tools to excel in your field with a strong foundation that comes from rigorous scholarship, the motivation that comes from an engaged mentor, and the stability from solid academic and financial support.

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Note for International Applicants: There are currently no funded positions. Should you still wish to apply, you will be considered for a non-funded position during the duration of the program.

Film/Cinema and Media Studies at a Glance


Graduate Program of Film in Canada


Film festivals feature our students' and faculty's works


Internationally recognized faculty

Featured Faculty

Terry Jones' thesis film, Osnö', is inspired by true events revealed in his short documentary, Soup For My Brother. The protagonist in Osnö’ is twelve-year-old Young Speaker, whose preoccupation with WWII conflicts with his grandfather’s attempts to teach the boy the customs and traditions of Seneca/Haudenosaunee culture. Critical and relevant themes in Osnö’ include the loss of ancestral knowledge, the endangerment of Indigenous languages, war, colonialism, and intergenerational historical trauma.

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The Graduate Program in Film at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.