Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Film and Moving Image Studies (PhD)

Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Film/Cinema Studies
Description:Introduced in 2008, the Ph.D. in Film and Moving Image Studies is a dynamic program that emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches to critical studies of cinema and audiovisual media. While grounded firmly in film and critical theory, research is open to new directions in global cinematic cultures and evolving media. The program embraces a broad range of scholarly interests, which are reflected in the selection of the Ph.D. seminars offered each year.

Ph.D. students are integrated into wider international scholarly networks through regularly held international Film Studies conferences, seminars and workshops, research teams, and working groups housed at Concordia. Students’ professional development is furthered through collaborative research with faculty members, innovative pedagogical training opportunities, and teaching experience. The Doctor of Philosophy in Film and Moving Image Studies is an academic degree with no studio component. It includes one year of coursework, comprehensive exams in the chosen area of specialization, thesis proposal, and dissertation, both of which are accompanied by oral defense.
URL:Film and Moving Image Studies (PhD) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $12,375

Approximate total program costs in Canadian dollars (based on 2016-2017 rates). Amounts include tuition, compulsory fees, health and dental plan as well as international health insurance.


These are estimations of tuition fees for students enrolled in a fall term and who complete all degree requirements in 8 consecutive terms (90-credit doctoral programs).

To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia and learn how tuition fees are calculated visit, concordia.ca/tuitionandfees

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants will also be assessed by the School of Cinema’s doctoral program sub-committee on the basis of a writing sample, letters of recommendation, research ability, and a letter of intent outlining research interests, to be submitted with their application. Prior to final acceptance, the student should have identified and contacted a potential supervisor.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2017

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