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Cinema and Media Studies

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.A.

Members

Professors

E. Mathijs, B. McIlroy.

Associate Professors

L. Coulthard.

Affiliated Members

K. Frackman, I. Iurascu, K. Johnston, B. Karwowska, S. Liu, H. Marshall, C.W. Marshall, M. Mota, J. O’Brian, S. Orbaugh, C. Rea, A. Santos, T Scholte, T. Smith, C. Soussloff, S. Taubeneck, C. Testa, S. Tomc, S. Walsh.

Program Overview

The Department of Theatre and Film offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Cinema and Media Studies, and, proposed for the 2018 Winter session, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cinema and Media Studies. Both programs require a dissertation/thesis.

The UBC Library and the Program’s Visual Resources Centre have extensive academic film studies and audiovisual holdings.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

This program is pending final approval by the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Prerequisites for admission to the Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies program include a master's degree (or equivalent) in a related field, normally film studies or cinema studies.

Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements stated above, but who have had other significant formal training, relevant professional expertise, and/or otherwise possess demonstrable knowledge or expertise that would prepare them adequately for successful study in the graduate program, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the program Director and the approval of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Transfer from the M.A. to the Ph.D. program is permitted under Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations. For specific application requirements, please visit the Program.

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. program requires 6 graduate credits of coursework in Film Studies, and 3 elective graduate or senior undergraduate credits of coursework in a Department outside the Department of Theatre and Film, all chosen in consultation with the program’s Graduate Committee. Comprehensive examinations, a language requirement, and a dissertation proposal are also required. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

All students in the Ph.D. program are expected to apply for funding to support their studies.

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies

Admission Requirements

Students will be considered for acceptance into the program from any recognized degree in film studies, or who have at least 18 credits in film studies courses at the third- or fourth-year level with A standing in a degree with a major or honours in another subject. Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. For specific application requirements, please visit the Program website.

Program Requirements

The Program consists of 30 credits, including 12 credits of graduate film courses selected from FIST 500, 510, 520, 531, 532, 534, 547, and a 12-credit thesis (549B). A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level.

For detailed information about specific requirements, please visit the Program website.

All students in the M.A. Program are expected to apply for SSHRC and/or UBC-affiliated awards to support their studies.

Contact Information:

Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Programs
6354 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.3880 x. 0
Fax: 604.822.5985
Web: theatrefilm.ubc.ca
Email: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Page last updated: August 29, 2017

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