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Cinema Studies

Film is a powerful art form with its own history, conventions, and techniques. Understanding film, its properties, methods, aesthetics, and its impact on global cultures is the basis of Cinema Studies. The program provides a variety of approaches: history and development of cinema; film theory and critical analysis; study of genres, works of individual filmmakers, and national and transnational cinemas; and examination of film in relation to other arts and academic fields.



  • Cinema Studies (specialist, major and minor options)


First-Year Courses

  • CIN 105Y1 – Introduction to Film Study


Advice for First Year

Students who are interested in enrolling in a cinema studies program should take CIN 105Y1 - Introduction to Film Study. This course is a prerequisite for most courses in the department and is a requirement for the programs of study in cinema studies.


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