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Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies


Master's Program

The Master's in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies is a 12 month program.

Admission Requirements

  • BAH or BFA degree from a recognized university in film, media studies, or cognate fields (e.g. communications, cultural studies, film and media production, visual arts, art history, popular culture, etc.)
  • Minimum of a B+/75% in the last two years of university study. Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional and relevant professional experience and achievement. There is no qualifying exam for the 12-month Master’s degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 3 Core Courses + 2 Option Courses
  • Thesis/Project 

The MA thesis requirement can take any of the four following formats, depending on the focus of the student:

1) a traditional thesis.

2) a media work with a complementary written component situating the work into larger debates in the field. 

3) a curatorial project/installation with a complementary written component situating the work into larger debates in the field.

4) a video essay synthesizing studies, curatorial and production questions, with a complementary written component, situating the work into larger debates in the field. 

Funding

The Department of Film and Media provides financial support for MA students. The current minimum level of funding is approximately $16,000 for the academic year. Financial support is derived from a combination of internal and external awards and teaching assistantships.  

We encourage all students to apply for external funding from OGS, SSHRC and other sources. For more information, see the School of Graduate Studies’ information on awards and scholarships.