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Film Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
If you have a keen interest and critical mind for the screen arts, and you want to join a thriving community of students and scholars,  the Film Studies from University of British Columbia could be the program for you. You can study a full range of topics that cover most of the world’s cinema movements and periods.
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Overview

In the Film Studies program from University of British Columbia, you will examine a full range of topics that covers most of the world’s cinema movements and periods. The program mission is to educate students in the diversity of cinematic practices, and in their historical and contemporary formats. We aim to provide a supportive environment in which you can discuss the role that moving pictures play in various societies, and how they mediate our perceptions of the world.

The Visual Resource Centre, featuring the Videomatica Collection, has total holdings of more than 400,000 35mm photographic slides, videos, films, DVDs, and a growing database of 35,000 digital images. Eight viewing stations and a screening room are available to view material.

The Centre for Cinema Studies is a research unit within the Department of Theatre and Film that instigates first-class research into lm and lm audiences. It brings together the expertise of every lm-related course taught at UBC and invites visiting scholars from all over the world, most recently from Korea, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom.

Your future

Film Studies will prepare you for a wide range of careers, including teaching, curating, policy-making, programming and distribution, preservation, filmmaking, writing, consulting, and arts administration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to the History of Film Production
  • Strategies for University Writing
  • Literature and Criticism
  • Early Cinema
  • Introduction to Asian Cinema

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9516 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38051 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1344 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5399 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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