Media Production & Studies Programs

Master of Fine Arts in Media Production (MFA)

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Media Production is a 51 credit hour program designed for advanced studies in media production. Students may approach various forms of media of their choice such as dramatic, documentary, animation, and experimental film, through a range of artistic, aesthetic, technical, and theoretical skills and knowledge. Courses offer a combination of general and specialized study in media arts production. This program includes an intensive investigation of issues in media arts theory to develop the student's level of cultural and artistic discourse at an advanced level.

Applicants to the MFA-Media Production program must hold a BFA degree in Film/Media Production or a related field. They must submit a proposal (three to five pages) stating clearly the degree to be obtained and describing the intended focus of study. The proposal should provide a synopsis of the primary MFA Research Project, (a film/media project of any genre) and the critical context for its undertaking.

For more information, refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

To find out how to apply to Graduate Studies, visit Future Students.

Master of Arts in Media Studies (MA)

The Master of Arts (MA) in Media Studies is a 30 credit hour program designed for advanced studies in media history, theory, and methods, emphasizing current concepts, issues, and trends. Avenues of exploration could include national and transnational cinemas, directors, genres, or other contemporary approaches (feminist, post-colonial, indigenous) across the full range of media such as dramatic, documentary, experimental film, new media, interactive media, and animation. The program aims to develop broad expertise and critical thinking in media studies while enabling students to focus their interests through core courses in theory and methods, seminars, and specialized directed readings.

Applicants to the MA-Media Studies program must hold a BA Honours degree in Film or Media Studies, or the equivalent, and must submit a proposal (three to five pages) stating clearly the degree to be obtained and describing the intended focus of their Thesis. The proposal should provide a synopsis of the Thesis topic and provide the background, rationale, and a review of the relevant literature.

For more information, refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

To find out how to apply to Graduate Studies, visit Future Students.