• Congratulations to Charlie Keil
  • Interview with CSI alumnus, Kiva Reardon
  • An interview with 2018 Universal Studios Canada Screenwriter-in-Residence, Pat Mills
  • Interview with incoming Undergraduate Coordinator, James Cahill
  • An interview with CSI Senior Lecturer, Bart Testa
  • CSI Undergrad, An Li Tsang was a finalist for the U of T Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize
  • Congratulations to Cinema Studies Graduate Awards Recipients
  • Cinema Studies Institute Undergraduate, He Xu gives progress report on LIFT project
  • Cinema Studies Institute Ph.D. candidate, Justin Morris awarded Vivienne Poy Chancellor's Fellowship


Undergraduate Program

Summer 2019 Courses

Introduction to Film Study

The Political Thriller

Gross Out! The Body in Comedy

Queer Spectatorship

Listening to Film

Palestinian Cinema

Aspects of a National Cinema: Ireland

Learn about all the programs available to you including Specialist, Majors and Minors and hear what current students love about their program! Join us at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Program Exploration Days Open House.

Stop by the Cinema Studies booth in Sidney Smith Commons between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, January 28.

Not able to attend the Program Exploration Day Open House? Find your academic path online with the Faculty of Arts & Science Program Toolkit.


Important Updates

  • Enrolment for Summer 2019 courses begins on ACORN for Faculty of Arts & Science students on March 1, 2019. Students from other St. George campus faculties can enrol in Summer 2019 courses starting April 16, 2019 at 6am. UTM and UTSC students can enrol in Summer 2019 courses starting April 17 at 6am.
  • First round of Cinema Studies Program Enrolment takes place March 1 to May 12, 2019. Students will be able to accept invitations to the Cinema Studies program July 2 to August 7, 2019.
  • Second round of Cinema Studies Program Enrolment takes place July 2 to August 28, 2019. Students will be able to accept invitations to the Cinema Studies program September 12 to 18, 2019.


Cinema Studies Student Union
The voice of Cinema Studies undergraduate students.
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently asked questions from prospective undergraduate students.

Applications for Graduate Studies

The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto offers a funded 12-month M.A. program, and a Ph.D. program in Cinema Studies with four years of funding.

Featured CSI Graduate Program Alumni

Dru Jeffries
Author of Comic Book Film Style

Phil Leers
Project Manager for Digital Initiatives at Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, California

Kelsey Blair
Author and PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University


Fluidity: 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference

January 25-26, 2019

For conference schedule and additional information: www.facebook.com/UofTCSIConference2019

Important Updates

  • M.A. and Ph.D. applications to re-open October 15, 2018, closing to payment in January 11, 2019. Documents may arrive by January 18, 2019.
  • Consult with the Graduate Program Assistant regarding admission
  • Awards: Please inform the Graduate Program Assistant ahead of the deadlines or contact for assistance with the application.
    • SSHRC Application Deadlines
      • Doctoral SSHRC applications
        • October 16, 2018 @ 4 p.m.
      • Masters CGS-M applications
        • December 3, 2018 @ 8 p.m. (updated)
      • Vanier applications
        • September 17, 2018 at 2 p.m.
      • Trudeau Foundation applications
        • No competition this year