Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Studio Arts, Film Production (MFA)

Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Film/Cinema Studies
Description:The MFA in Studio Arts is a professional terminal degree. The MFA Program appeals to practicing artists who wish to refine personal content and forms through critical inquiry, experimentation and innovation. Alumni are recognized as multidisciplinary artist-researchers working at the vanguard of their respective practices.

The Film Production concentration is a three year, full-time program that champions an expanded notion of cinema. It encourages media-makers to explore diverse theoretical frameworks, processes and methodologies of contemporary moving image practices. The MFA Program values the importance of critical inquiry and relies heavily on intellectual exchange. Students receive regular feedback from artist-researchers in the department and faculty. Theory and studio seminars provide an important forum for students to discuss and investigate issues and concerns. Review committees composed of faculty, studio arts graduates and invited artist-critics provide a focused response to studio work and prepare students for their concluding project and defense.
URL:Studio Arts, Film Production (MFA) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $12,099

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 6 consecutive terms (60- credit Master’s programs).

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

Careers:CinematographersDirectorsFilm and Video Camera Operators

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

A portfolio is required for admission. Portfolio requirements are program specific. Please check the listing on the website to ensure you have included all the components required for consideration into your chosen program. Also needed: Application form, Letter of intent, Portfolio, Curriculum vitae, Transcripts and Academic assessment forms. An application to Film Studies also requires a thesis proposal.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* 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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