BFA Specialization in Film Studies

Program Requirements

Specialization in Film Studies (66 credits)

3

credits:

FMST 220 Film Analysis (3.00)

Note: FMST 220 should be taken as part of the first 30 credits.

3

credits chosen from:

FMST 222 Topics in Film Aesthetics (3.00)
FMST 223 Montage Aesthetic (3.00)
FMST 224 Moving Camera Aesthetic (3.00)

9

credits:

FMST 201 Film History I (3.00)
FMST 202 Film History II (3.00)
FMST 203 Film History III (3.00)

Note: One of FMST 201, FMST 202 or FMST 203 should be taken as part of the first 30 credits.

6

credits:

FMST 204 Approaches to Film Studies I (3.00)
FMST 205 Approaches to Film Studies II (3.00)

3

credits chosen from:

FMST 214 Canadian Cinema (3.00)
FMST 215 Le cinéma québécois (3.00)
FMST 217 First Peoples’ Cinema (3.00)

6

credits chosen from:

FMST 315 Introduction to Film Theory (3.00)
FMST 316 Film and Moving Image Cultures (3.00)
FMST 317 Transnational Approaches to Cinema (3.00)
FMST 319 The Moving Image and Society (3.00)
FMST 320 Digital Media and Animation (3.00)

3

credits chosen from:

FMST 418 Seminar in Canadian Cinema (3.00)
FMST 419 Séminaire sur le cinéma québécois (3.00)

Note: COMS 301 may be substituted for three credits in Film Studies and must be considered as Film Studies credits for degree purposes.
6

credits chosen from Cinema electives approved by the head of Film Studies or from the following courses:

FMPR 231 Filmmaking I (6.00)
VDEO 350 Video History and Theory (6.00)

3

credits:

FMST 450 Film Studies Specialization Seminar (3.00)

21

credits credits of electives chosen from Film Studies Courses excluding FMST 200 or from the following courses:

FMPR 341 Writing for Film I (3.00)
FMPR 441 Writing for Film II (3.00)

3credits of Film Studies seminar courses chosen in consultation with an advisor
Note: Up to 12 credits chosen from the Communication Studies Film Courses list may be applied as Film Studies or Cinema electives for degree purposes.

Notes

  • It is strongly recommended that students in the Specialization in Film Studies have, or acquire, a knowledge of French.
  • Students are responsible for fulfilling their particular degree requirements; hence, the sequences above must be read in conjunction with Section 81.20 Degree Requirements.

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