Program Information

School: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Film/Cinema Studies
Description: Laurier’s Film Studies program is considered one of the top film programs in Canada. The recent partnership with the Vancouver Film School, is providing students a pathway to combine academic study of film with hands-on training in film production, writing, or acting. You will complete the Honours BA in Film Studies at Laurier and receive a diploma from the Vancouver Film School in either Film Production, Acting for Film or Writing for Film and Television in just four years instead of five.

Our Film Studies program addresses the prominent role visual media plays in our experience of the world today. Our courses equip you with an understanding of the history of film, the key methods of critical analysis and film theory, the relationship of film style to its social and industrial contexts, and the variety of film genres and national cinemas.

URL: Film Studies (BA) at Wilfrid Laurier University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,956

Domestic fees range from $6,536–$9,150
International fees range from $22,956–$26,172

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75 to 76
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have an admission range of mid 70s, and English at 60%.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83]