Innis One: The Creative City

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Please note that the link will become active in early February 2019.


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.
  • Innis One welcomes students from any college.
  • Applications close on June 15 each year. Decisions made on a first-come 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 online application. Admission marks, admission category and college affiliation will not affect consideration to the program.


Course Instructors | Course Descriptions

For 2019-20, all courses will run Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 pm.

Contact Innis One

Tony Pi
Programs Assistant (Urban Studies, Writing and Rhetoric, Innis One, Graduate Cinema Studies)
Room 233 Innis College, University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto ON M5S 1J5
416-978-5809 |