Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University offers undergraduate programs in Media Arts, Production, Screenwriting and Cinema and Media Studies. See Learning Objectives shared by all of our Undergraduate Programs

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 Honours 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, utilizing industry-standard production and post-production facilities, to produce work of fully professional calibre.

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BFA in Screenwriting

The BFA in Screenwriting — the only program of its kind 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. They encounter the diversity of world cinema and media and learn the vital skills that make them engaged global citizens and creative and critical thinkers.

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