Innis One: The Creative City


Drawing from the College’s three academic programs – Cinema Studies, Urban Studies, and Writing and Rhetoric – Innis One encourages students to develop their creative and critical capacities by exploring the dynamism of the urban environment. By reaching beyond the walls of the academy to engage in an imaginative, inquiry-based, and civic-minded learning experience, students will gain a greater appreciation of the interplay between film, writing, and urban landscapes. Small seminars featuring films, guest lecturers, and special field trips offer a unique experiential learning opportunity that will also help students to develop writing, research, and analytical skills.


  • Students will enroll in two of the four half-credit courses offered.
  • Class enrolment is limited to 25 students.
  • Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.


Application Information

The Innis One program is available for all newly admitted first-year students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Admission to Innis One will be based on the on-line application. Admission marks, admission category and college affiliation will not affect consideration to the program.


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Innis One is expanding!

In 2017-2018, the Innis One program will expand its offerings to include a new course: INI106H Telling the Stories of the City: Writing Literary Journalism. The first literary journalism course in the Faculty of Arts and Science, INI106H1-S will be offered in the Winter 2018 term as a companion course to INI102H1-F Telling the Stories of the City: Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction.