• An interview with 2018 Universal Studios Canada Screenwriter-in-Residence, Pat Mills
  • Interview with CSI alumnus, Kiva Reardon
  • 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

Winter 2019 Course Highlights


Issues in Film
Authorship II

Expanded Cinema: Cinema and Exploration

See more 2018/19 Cinema Studies Undergraduate Courses.


Important Updates

  • Summer 2019 courses will be revealed on January 14, 2019. Enrolment for Summer 2019 courses begins on ACORN for Faculty of Arts & Science students in early March.
  • Level-400 Seminar Enrolment Form is still being accepted by the Undergraduate Office. Please email to cinema.studies@utoronto.ca.


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


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