Cinema and Media Studies
Master of Arts
Theatre and Film at UBC offers a comprehensive range of degrees in the study of Theatre and Film and includes the option to study in an interdisciplinary environment with Creative Writing and other university disciplines. Our objective is to develop students’ imaginative, technical, and intellectual skills equally as they prepare to embark on a career in theatre and related arts.
Our objective is to develop the student’s intellectual, creative and technical skills as they prepare to embark on professional careers. Courses can provide students with core disciplines and knowledge of the diversity of aesthetic practices as well as practical experience in theatre and film.
Our aim is to teach students in a liberal arts context that will help to prepare them for a wide range of careers, including, costume and set design, theatre production, teaching, curating, filmmaking, writing and arts administration.
|Bourges, Antoine||Film Production|
|Brown, William||film-philosophy, digital media, posthumanism, critical race theory|
|Coulthard, Lisa||film theory and violence; film sound and violence, contemporary American and European cinemas, continental philosophy and Lacanian theory|
|Drljaca, Igor||Creative writing; Film, television and digital media; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canadian Cinema; Documentary; Eastern European Cinema; Film Making; Film Production; Mythology and World Portrayal; Narrative Film; Political Culture, Society and Ideology; Screenwriting; Scripting; Society and Ideology; Video and New Media|
|Firkins, Jacqueline||costume design|
|Gagnon, Olivia Michiko||Performance studies; minoritarian performance and cultural production; Multimedia art-making; critical race and ethnic studies; feminist and queer theory; critical Indigenous studies; Archival Theory; performative writing|
|Gardiner, Robert||Sceneography , stage design, lightning|
|Heatley, Stephen||Theatre, acting, directing, new play development, comedy, commedia dell’arte, solo performance, play producing, Canadian theatre, Canadian plays, Literature, gender/sexuality|
|Johnston, Kirsty||Dramatic literature and theatre history with particular interest in disability arts and intersections between health, disability and performance|
|Lachance, Lindsay||Indigenous approaches to developing Indigenous theatre|
|Liu, Siyuan||twentieth century Chinese theatre and Asian Canadian theatre|
|Marshall, Hallie||Performing arts; Ancient Greek Theatre; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Classics; Contemporary British Theatre; Cultural Industries; History of the Book; Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts; Performance and Theatrical Productions; Poetry; Reception Studies; Religion, Culture and Space; Theatre; Tony Harrison|
|Mathijs, Ernest||film, alternative cinema, independent cinema, European cinema, horror film, David Cronenberg, film audiences, film festivals, censorship, fantasy film, Lord of the Rings, Film studies|
|McGowan, Sharon||Planning of film productions from concept to completion|
|McIlroy, Brian||Critical film studies; Documentary; Early Cinema; Irish Cinema; Canadian and US Cinema; Television Drama; British Cinema; cultural history; Film genres|
|Morris, Leora||Directing; Acting; New play development|
|Murphy, Gayle||Voice for the Actor, Voice and speech|
|Pennefather, Patrick||theatre design; Theatre Production; digital media; Public VR projects; xR development; Scalable virtual and augmented reality prototypes; Rapid prototyping for mixed realities; Design of spatial audio in physical and virtual environments|
|Powers, Bradley||Production Technology|
|Rizzotti, Patrick||Performing arts; design; Design and Planning of Space; Theatrical Productions; Virtual Reality; Augmented reality; design for new works; devised work; narrative visual experience; production design; site specific experiences; theatre design|
|Santos, Alessandra||Cinema studies; Film, television and digital media; Latin American history; Latin American literatures; Spanish language; Artistic and Literary Analysis Models; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Brazilian Literature and Culture; Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies; Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Modern and Contemporary Literatures and Cultures|
|Scholte, Tom||Theatre, film, and television|
|Walsh, Shannon||Media arts; Critical identity, ethnic and race studies; Social and cultural anthropology; South Africa; Afropessimism & Critical Race Studies; Documentary; Film Production; Indigenous studies; Environmental justice; Affect Theory|
|Zuo, Mila||Cinema & Media studies; film studies; Contemporary Asian and transnational cinemas; Film philosophy; Acting and performance studies; Star studies; Digital and new media; Critical theories of gender, sexuality, and race and ethnicity|
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