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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. communication, cultural studies, film and media production, visual arts, art history, popular culture).

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

Students are required to complete three Core Courses and two Option Courses, as well as a Thesis/Project. Students are allowed to take additional courses, upon consultation with the supervisor and Graduate Chair. 

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


Final MA Work

The MA final work can take any one of the four following formats, depending on the focus of the student:

Major Research Paper (MRP)

Students may write a major research paper. This is a substantial academic essay of several chapters (10,000 – 15,000 words) presenting evidence to illuminate a research question. It makes clear its methodology and engages with relevant scholarship.

Project

Students may produce a media work with a complementary written component situating the work into larger debates in the field (5,000 – 7,500 words). That is, students are required to articulate their project’s rationale, conditions of production, and implications in relation to academic scholarship. The two components together are expected to be equivalent to a MA MRP in ambition or scope.

Curatorial Project

Students may produce a curatorial project/installation (the Art and Media Lab is booked for the summer) with a complementary written component situating the work into larger debates in the field (5,000 – 7,500 words). Again, students are required to articulate their project’s rationale, conditions of production, and implications in relation to academic scholarship. The two components together are expected to be equivalent to a MA MRP in ambition or scope.

Video Essay

Students may create a video essay synthesizing studies, curatorial and production questions, with a complementary written component, situating the work into larger debates in the field (5,000 – 7,500 words). Again, students are required to articulate their project’s rationale, relation to academic scholarship, and original contribution. The two components together are expected to be equivalent to a MA MRP in ambition or scope


Funding

The Department of Film and Media provides financial support for MA students. The current minimum level of funding is $16,000 for the academic year. Financial support is derived from a combination of internal and external awards and in most cases a Teaching Assistantships. This funding does not cover all living expenses, but rather covers the tuition and contributes to living expenses.

We encourage all incoming 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.

Tuition costs are the responsibility of the students. Information about tuition and fees can be found on the registrar’s site. Annual enrolment is expected with three semesters of tuition.