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50 Years of Film Leadership

Department Highlights

Access to state-of-the-art filmmaking technologies and facilities.

Opportunity to produce your own short films and to build a show reel, building the tools you need to showcase your work and develop your career.

Strong mentoring by internationally recognized and continuously productive faculty.

More than 50 years of nurturing creative, bold and meaningful work by new generations of filmmakers and scholars!

Our studio courses seek to nurture films, screenplays and media works committed to richness of content, creative vitality and mastery of technique.

Housed in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, the Department of Cinema and Media Arts is the most comprehensive university-based film program in the country.

Programs Offered

Production

Available to these degrees: BFA
Evaluation Process: Questionnaire, Portfolio, Interview
Degree Duration: 4 years
Entry Options: Fall, Winter or Summer

Screenwriting

Available to these degrees: BFA
Evaluation Process: Questionnaire, Portfolio
Degree Duration: 4 years
Entry Options: Fall, Winter or Summer

Media Arts

Available to these degrees: BFA
Evaluation Process: Admission to the BFA in Media Arts is based on academic achievement. A portfolio review is not required.
Degree Duration: 4 years
Entry Options: Fall, Winter or Summer

Cinema & Media Studies

Available to these degrees: BA
Evaluation Process: Admission to the BA in Cinema & Media Arts is based on academic achievement. A portfolio review is not required. 
Degree Duration: 4 years
Entry Options: Fall, Winter or Summer

Integrative Arts

Available to these degrees: BFA
Evaluation Process: Admission to Integrative Arts is based on academic achievement. A portfolio review is not required.
Degree Duration: 4 years
Entry Options: Fall, Winter or Summer

Film (MFA)

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

Cinema and Media Studies (MA) 

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. 

Cinema and Media Studies (PhD) 

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, with the option of research creation dissertations. 

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. 

Need More Information?

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