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

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)

CIN349H1Y - Screenwriting Application Form - 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

If you have not completed the prerequisites, please email

A link to the enrolment form for the 2022/23 400-Level Seminars will be posted here in late May.

The deadline to submit the enrolment form will be Monday, June 20, 2022 at 9am EDT.

Enrolment is first come, first serve with priority given to Cinema Studies students graduating in June 2023 with outstanding 400-Level Seminar program requirements. Students who fail to meet the enrolment form submission deadline will be able to enrol in any remaining spaces in the 400-Level Seminars via ACORN when course enrolment opens in July. 

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 Undergraduate Coordinator 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)