Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Film and Moving Image Studies (PhD)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Field of Study:Film/Cinema Studies
Description:Introduced in 2008, the Ph.D. in Film and Moving Image Studies is a dynamic program that emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches to critical studies of cinema and audiovisual media. While grounded firmly in film and critical theory, research is open to new directions in global cinematic cultures and evolving media. The program embraces a broad range of scholarly interests, which are reflected in the selection of the Ph.D. seminars offered each year.

Ph.D. students are integrated into wider international scholarly networks through regularly held international Film Studies conferences, seminars and workshops, research teams, and working groups housed at Concordia. Students’ professional development is furthered through collaborative research with faculty members, innovative pedagogical training opportunities, and teaching experience. The Doctor of Philosophy in Film and Moving Image Studies is an academic degree with no studio component. It includes one year of coursework, comprehensive exams in the chosen area of specialization, thesis proposal, and dissertation, both of which are accompanied by oral defense.
URL:Film and Moving Image Studies (PhD) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,162

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Incoming students are expected to have an M.A. in Film Studies (or cognate field) and a minimum B+ average or GPA of 3.30.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Application Notes : Applicants will also be assessed by the School of Cinema’s doctoral program sub-committee on the basis of a writing sample, letters of recommendation, research ability, and a letter of intent outlining research interests, to be submitted with their application. Prior to final acceptance, the student should have identified and contacted a potential supervisor.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 25, 2021

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