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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 cinema and media studies, hands-on skills, critical theory, and state-of-the-art production resources and pedagogy. Situated in the celebrated School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, which includes departments of computational arts, dance, design, music, theatre, and art history & visual arts, our graduate programs actively facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborations and research through shared courses, joint creation initiatives, and a dynamic year-long program of public lectures and events. Following its commitment to social justice, the department of Cinema and Media Arts is in process of implementing an Action Plan Addressing Anti-Black Racism and the Colonization of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The Action Plan is, by definition, an evolving work-in-progress, critically responding to the ideas, experiences and criticisms of faculty, students, alumni, and staff.

Still image from MS Slavic 7 (2019) by York Grad Film MFA alum Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell.

MA in Cinema and Media Studies

The MA is an extremely versatile degree that prepares students for futures in interdisciplinary academic research or the growing spectrum of jobs in the creative industries.

MFA in Film

A program that offers specialized instruction in fiction, documentary, alternative cinema, and a separate stream in screenwriting.

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MBA/MA | MBA/MFA Joint Program

The Schulich School of Business in partnership with the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) at York University offers a unique combined graduate degree in Fine Arts and Business.

Still image from CURRENTS / Perpendicolare Avanti (2021) by PhD student Federica Foglia

PhD in Cinema and Media Studies

The PhD in Cinema & Media Studies is a dynamic program in which students pursue innovative and interdisciplinary research into the full range of sound and moving image media practices and traditions.

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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.