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The Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University offers undergraduate programs in Media Arts, Production, Screenwriting and Cinema and Media Studies.

BFA in Media Arts

The BFA in Media Arts immerses students in the rapidly evolving field of media arts through a unique curriculum that combines the critical study of evolving technologies and new media platforms with the opportunity to engage in hands on media making. Students will investigate the expanding fields of media culture and media industries, in which cinema is an integrated element. The program culminates in a fourth-year capstone project and a media industry field placement.

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BFA in Production

The BFA in Production offers a comprehensive curriculum in all aspects of filmmaking. Courses in the creative crafts of cinematography, editing and sound are offered alongside studies in the concepts and practices of screenwriting, directing and producing. Students work in a full range of digital and film formats to produce work of professional calibre.

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BFA in Screenwriting

The BFA in Screenwriting, the only one in Canada, offers a full range of courses in writing for film and television. With an admissions intake of only 10 students per year, the program offers talented writers a challenging and nurturing educational and creative environment.

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BA in Cinema and Media Studies

The BA in Cinema and Media Studies prepares students to participate in a world where moving images play an increasing role in the production, distribution, and reception of knowledge. Students learn to understand film, television and other moving images in relation to history, criticism, technology and aesthetics.

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