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York University’s Graduate Program in Film was the first such graduate program established in Canada, emerging from the Department of Cinema & Media Arts, the first film department established in Canada, which continues to provide excellent teaching opportunities for our doctoral students.dia Arts was the first film department established in Canada, providing excellent teaching opportunities for our doctoral students.

We are situated in the centre of film culture in English Canada. Toronto provides students with exceptional exposure to film screenings (from TIFF Bell Lightbox to numerous repertory cinemas), festivals (more than 100 film festivals occur each year, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs, and Images Festival), and resources (research collections, studios, and industry offices).

— Manfred Becker and Michael Zryd, Graduate Program Directors

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Directors' Message

Manfred Becker and Michael Zryd, Professors and Directors of the Graduate Program in Film, welcomes you.

Our Faculty

Learn about our professors and their broad perspectives of the world that results in original thought and theory.

Our Students

Learn about our current students and why they chose this program.

Our Alumni

Be inspired by your alumni that have profoundly influenced both the University and their communities.

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Student Association

The York University Graduate Students’ Association (YUGSA) works to improve the learning, teaching, and working environments for all graduate students at York University. DGSA Constitution (.pdf).

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

In FGS, you’ll be provided with foundational tools and resources to guide your academic journey and further develop the skills needed to make positive change.

Learn More

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.