Program Overview

Film Studies, a unique interdisciplinary program, brings together a broad range of courses which include the study of:

  • National cinemas
  • Film in history
  • Film in relation to both visual art and literature
  • Women and film
  • Experimental film
  • Popular film and television
  • Writing in film

The aims of the program are to acquaint students with a variety of perspectives on the study of film, hone analytical skills, and enhance a critical appreciation of film culture in historical and social contexts. This interdisciplinary Minor in Film Studies is an ideal complement to a major concentration in either the Humanities or the Arts.

Program Structure

The Faculties of Humanities and Fine Arts jointly offer a General Program in Film Studies. This program leads to the BA degree. Please see General Program in the UVic Calendar to learn more.

Students may obtain a Minor by completing the requirements for the General Program together with a Major or Honours program or other degree program in another department or faculty (see Minor Program).

Priority for admission to courses in Film Studies will go to students registered in the Film Studies Program or majoring in one of the departments offering courses in the Program.


Students wishing to declare a Minor in Film Studies should contact the Advising Centre for their faculty after completing HA 295a (Introduction to Film Studies) with a grade of B- or better.

Course Calendar

For information about the specific course requirements of our program, please see the UVic Calendar for required courses for the Film Studies Program.