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Film Studies

In this interdisciplinary minor, you'll explore and analyze movies from an international perspective. Study everything from vampires and gender to action movies and queer cinema. Combine core courses with electives from across campus.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:


  • Film critic
  • Film director
  • Film production
  • Film writer
  • Program researcher
  • TV/film production coordinator

Sample courses

  • Bollywood Bound: Popular Visual Culture in India, 1950s to present - AHVS 332A
  • Latin American Film - SPAN 485B
  • A Cultural History of Vampires in Literature & Film - GMST 454
  • Southeast Asian Cinema - PAAS 372
  • Digital Media for Storytellers - WRIT 326


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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