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

Majors in Cinema Studies are required to enroll in one 400-Level Seminar to complete their program.

Specialists in Cinema Studies are required to enroll in two 400-Level Seminars to complete their program.

Before enrolling in a 400-Level Seminar, students must have completed CIN105Y1 - Introduction to Film Study, CIN201Y1 - Film Cultures I, CIN301Y1 - Film Cultures II, and seven additional FCEs. Students are permitted to take CIN301Y1 at the same time as the 400-Level Seminars. 

400-Level Seminar Enrolment Form

Form submission deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:00 Eastern.  

CIN490Y1Y; CIN491H1F; CIN492H1S

Independent research projects are devised by students, supervised by Cinema Study 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.

The deadlines to apply for Independent Studies are:

  • May 1, 2021 for Fall 2021 course
  • November 1, 2021 for Winter 2022 course
  • April 1, 2022 for Summer 2022 course.

2021/2022 Independent Study Application Form (After submitting the form, students must email their one-page proposal to

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.

Deadline is Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:00am.

Norman Jewison Fellowship in Film Studies Application Form (After submitting the form, students must email a statement and request two letters reference. More details in form.)

Enrolment in CIN369H1S - Critical Writing on Film is subject to space availability and the following prerequisites: CIN105Y1 - Introduction to Film Study, and one additional Cinema Studies full course equivalents.

Applicants will be required to provide a short explanation of why they would like to take this course. 

Students cannot enroll in this course on ACORN. The Cinema Studies Undergraduate Office will enrol successful applicants.

Application deadline is Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:00am. 

CIN369H1S - Critical Writing on Film Application Form