• An interview with CSI Senior Lecturer, Bart Testa
  • An interview with 2018 Universal Studios Canada Screenwriter-in-Residence, Pat Mills
  • 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
  • Interview with CSI alumnus, Kiva Reardon
  • Interview with incoming Undergraduate Coordinator, James Cahill


Undergraduate Program

2018 - 2019 Course Highlights



Black Screen Practices

Chinese Cinema

Theorizing Canadianicity: Place and Difference

Expanded Cinema: Cinema and Exploration

See more 2018/19 Cinema Studies Undergraduate Courses.



Important Updates

  • Cinema Studies Institute Work Study Student - apply by August 31, 2018. Details can be found here.
  • Second round of Cinema Studies POSt requests take place July 3 - August 29, 2018. Decisions will be posted on ACORN on September 13, 2018. Invited students must accept by September 19, 2018.
  • Level-400 Seminar Enrolment Form still being accepted by the Undergraduate Office. Please email to cinema.studies@utoronto.ca.


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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


Important Updates

  • M.A. and Ph.D. applications to re-open October, 2018, closing to payment in January, 2019. Documents may arrive by January, 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 2018.
      • Masters CGS-M applications
        • December 2018
      • Vanier applications
        • September, 2018
      • Trudeau Foundation applications
        • TBA