What will I learn?

WHY STUDY CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES AT DALHOUSIE?

Our Cinema and Media Studies program embraces today's incredible variety of moving images- from theatrically released films to TV, YouTube and video games. Look at Hollywood alongside art films and explore cinema from across the globe and its many cultures.

What will I learn?

You’ll be introduced to audiovisual analysis and the language of cinematography, editing, sound, acting, and art direction—and study the history of the moving image from its beginnings to the present day.

Elective courses at the intermediate and advanced level provide opportunities to study specific genres, directors, and national cinemas. You'll also dive into interdisciplinary topics such as narration, narrative in fiction and film, feminist film practices and music and film.

Sample courses:

  • Film History I
  • Studies in Film Directors
  • Stars and Stardom on Stage and Screen

The Fountain School of Performing Arts also enables its students to engage in experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.

Careers and future study:

Whatever your dream job, the Cinema and Media Studies program will be extremely useful to any job in today’s information-based, visually-oriented culture. If you're interested in the variety of careers related to film or the film industry, options might include:

  • publicity coordinator
  • filmmaker
  • screenwriter

You'll be prepared with the critical analysis and writing skills you'll need for future studies at the graduate level or in another subject matter.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,860.50 (US$ 7,969) per year
Fall term: CAN $5,247.12; Winter term: CAN $4,613.38
Start date

5 January 2022

Venue

Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130, 6299 South Street, PO Box 15000,

HALIFAX,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission High School applicants require grade 12 academic English, Math, Chemistry and one of Biology or Physics with no mark below 70% in each of these courses and an overall minimum average of 75%. Post secondary applicants require a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.30 scale), with no grade lower than C in prerequisite courses. English language requirement: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band; Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have,

  • Completion of secondary school (Grade 12)
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in five academic Grade 12 courses
  • A final grade of at least 70% in Grade 12 academic English and any other required subject.

English language requirement:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band
  • Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill

Deadline: April 1 for September intake.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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