Call for Applications:
Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies

13 October 2023

Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University are accepting applications for an MA and PhD in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies.

Application deadline: 31 January 2024
Start an application: Visit the School of Graduate Studies website.

Plan to attend an upcoming virtual information session:
26 October 2023, 1 pm ET (US and Canada)
Register in advance >

Launched in the Fall of 2019, Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies is a collaboration between Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Department of Film and Media and offers a unique opportunity for a funded one-year MA and a four-year PhD. The program’s three strongly interconnected areas of focus—studies, production and curatorial practice—are designed to stimulate inventive dialogue in ways that ensure their respective influence, and in ways that open exciting points of access to multiple disciplinary formations. This collaborative tripartite structure is not offered in any other film, media, cinema, art or communication MA or PhD program in Ontario.

Housed in the state-of-the-art Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the MA and PhD in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies are unique because of their linkage to adjacent disciplines: film and media studies and, more generally, the study of screen cultures, critical theory, film and media production, and curatorial studies and practice. These multidisciplinary programs provide students with a wide range of educational and professional opportunities, including academia, arts management, programming, media production (from mainstream media to artistic and activist production), and curating.

Faculty members in the program straddle scholarly, programming, curation and creative practices. A rich program of visiting scholars, filmmakers, artists, and curators—in the core professional development and elective courses—provide opportunities for practice-based learning, allowing students to integrate new knowledge gained from other graduate-level coursework and to implement newly acquired skills in and beyond the gallery, festival and museum. A focused yearly Summer Institute brings together renowned scholars and practitioners, as well as Graduate students from other universities for an intensive and focused study program.

An Institute for Curatorial Inquiry. Workshop, A Manifesto for Radical Care with Tian Zhang

An Institute for Curatorial Inquiry. Workshop, A Manifesto for Radical Care with Tian Zhang

An Institute for Curatorial Inquiry at the Feminist Art Residency (FAR)

An Institute for Curatorial Inquiry at the Feminist Art Residency (FAR)

Research Areas
• Film, Media and Screen Cultures
• Experimental Media
• Curatorial Studies
• Moving Image Production (Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Open Media, Digital Media)
• Film, Media and Performance Studies
• Historical and Contemporary Film and Media
• Archives, Curation, and Remediation
• National and Transnational Cinemas, Cultural Institutions and Curatorial Events
• Feminist, Critical Race, Indigenous and LGBTQ2+ Screen Cultures
• Environmental Film and Media

Before you start an application, you can complete and submit our Pre-Application Survey. A representative from our graduate program will contact you following submission of the pre-application survey to to give you feedback on your potential application.

To start an application go to the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Any questions? Contact Helga Smallwood, Graduate Assistant, or Dorit Naaman, Graduate Coordinator.

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