Forms for Cinema Studies undergraduate courses and scholarships requiring application are posted here for each upcoming academic sesson.

Established in 2022, the Arthur Hiller Award, named for the filmmaker, is intended to support outstanding racialized and minoritized students pursuing Cinema Studies. This award will give $1000-5000 to outstanding candidates newly enrolled in the Cinema Studies program. Strong preference will be given to student applicants who self-identify as Black and Indigenous. For more information about the Fellowship, please visit Awards and Scholarships.

Online application form.

Deadline is Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 9am Eastern.

Students will develop screenwriting skills under the guidance of a renowned screenwriter-in-residence through a combination of writing workshops and individual consultations. Like the course, the appointment of the Universal Screenwriter-in-Residence occurs biannually.

Day and Time: Friday 13:00 - 16:00 (This is a full year course that may not meet every week. The meeting times will be determined by the Screenwriter-in-Residence.)

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, and two additional Cinema Studies full-course equivalents

Exclusion: INI388H1, VIC276H1

Distribution Requirements: Humanities

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 9:00 EDT.

CIN410H1; CIN411H1; CIN412H1; CIN420H1; CIN430H1; CIN431H1; CIN432H1; CIN440H1; CIN450H1; CIN451H1; CIN452H1; CIN460H1; CIN461H1; CIN470H1; CIN471H1; CIN472H1; CIN480H1.

Majors in Cinema Studies require one 400-Level Seminar to complete their program.

Specialists in Cinema Studies require two 400-Level Seminars to complete their program.

Prerequisites: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, plus seven FCEs.

Corequisite: CIN301Y1

Students with the prerequisites can enrol in any remaining spaces in the 400-Level Seminars via ACORN. 

Established in 1985, this $10,000 award recognizes an outstanding University of Toronto student graduating or has graduated within the last year with a Specialist or Major in Cinema Studies, and is proceeding to further study in film and/or related media. For more information about the Fellowship, please visit Awards and Scholarships.

Online Application Form

Deadline was Monday, May 9, 2022 at 9am EDT.

CIN490Y1Y; CIN491H1F; CIN492H1S

Independent research projects are devised by students, supervised by Cinema Studies faculty, and open to Specialist and Major students in the Cinema Studies program. Students must enlist a Cinema Studies faculty to serve as supervisor, and speak with the Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies before applying.

Independent Study does not fulfill the 400-Level Seminar program requirement in the Cinema Studies Major and Specialist programs. 

The deadlines to apply for Independent Studies are:

  • May 1, 2022 for Fall 2022 course
  • November 1, 2022 for Winter 2023 course
  • April 1, 2023 for Summer 2023 course

2022/2023 Independent Study Application Form (for Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Summer 2023 courses)