Master of Arts in Cinema Studies

Program Description

The course-based, one-year MA program offers students the option, during their third term, of pursuing either a professional internship or a major research paper of roughly 40–50 pages written under the supervision of a faculty advisor elected by the student. Students have the option to concurrently enrol in one of the collaborative specializations at U of T, such as Sexual Diversity Studies, Women and Gender Studies, or Transnational and Diaspora Studies, which entails also registering for their specific core courses. The MA in Cinema Studies is a full-time program.


The following program requirements are taken from the SGS Course Calendar. In cases of discrepancy, the online Calendar version at the SGS website shall apply.

See our application deadlines.


Minimum Admission Requirements


Program Requirements (*New for 2018-19 and later)


Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)


Time Limit

3 years full-time



See Graduate Courses.