MA Program Requirements

The MA is a coursework-only program and therefore does not require a thesis. For graduate courses, please see Curriculum & Course Information.

  • 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) over the course of an academic year, normally extending from September until August, as follows:

    • ​1.0 FCE mandatory core courses: CIN 1101H and CIN 1102H.

    • 1.0 FCE devoted to either the writing of a major research paper (CIN 1006Y) or pursuing an internship (CIN 1007Y).

    • 2.0 FCEs may be completed in the following way:

      • from elective CIN courses chosen from rotating special topics courses, also under the CIN rubric, but possibly cross-listed with another department, depending on the instructor’s departmental home.

      • from film-related courses offered by other units (non-CIN designator) but approved as relevant to the Cinema Studies master's program curriculum.

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

Time Limit: 3 years full-time