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Film Animation Courses

Notes

  • A student may register for only one course in which films are produced as a course requirement during each academic session.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed concurrently: FMAN 255 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A studio course introducing the study and practice of film animation. Students are taught the fundamentals of motion analysis and frame‑by‑frame filmmaking, basic character animation, camera layouts, exposure sheets and character design.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • This course involves the production of a film as a requirement.

  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 202 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously FMAN 203 . The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: FMAN 256 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A continuation on a more advanced level of FMAN 203 . Students produce their first animated film project.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • This course involves the production of a film as a requirement.

  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 202 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: An analytical approach to various elements supporting the concept of representation, including character design, virtual space and perception. The concept of drawing is expanded beyond observational drawing.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 224 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed concurrently: FMAN 203 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A studio course introducing students to the use of software and equipment in the production of frame‑by‑frame films. Students learn the technical aspects of animation software and analog animation production equipment.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 254 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed concurrently: FMAN 203 , FMAN 255 . The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: FMAN 204 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A continuation on a more advanced level of FMAN 255 . Students further explore the use of software and equipment for the production of frame‑by‑frame film.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 254 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 225 , FMAN 256 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: An intensive, hands‑on introduction to the art, practice, and multiple techniques of direct animation, creating, photographing and erasing original images directly under the animation camera. Through a series of short exercises, guest lectures, and workshops, students explore the immediacy of a direct mark‑making animation practice.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in a Film Animation program with the following courses completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 256 ; or students must be in second year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in a Fine Arts degree program and must receive written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

Description: A studio course experimenting with the art of film animation through short group projects informed by individual student interests in Fine Arts practices. This course introduces students from Film Animation and other Fine Arts disciplines to the collaborative exploration of a variety of direct animation techniques. Enhanced by field trips and guest lectures, students are introduced to the unique language of film animation and independent auteur‑driven expressions of animation filmmaking.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Students not enrolled in a Film Animation program may be required to submit a portfolio for review prior to receiving permission to enrol in this course.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 225 , FMAN 256 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Animation is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema.

Description: A continuation of FMAN 204 with emphasis on exploring the art of animation filmmaking. Students explore film language, sound design, editing and enhance their knowledge of film‑planning strategies and various frame‑by‑frame filmmaking techniques.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • It is recommended that students take FMAN 340 and FMAN 315 previously or concurrently. This course involves the production of a film as a requirement.

  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 305 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMAN 307 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Animation is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema.

Description: A continuation of FMAN 307 . This course allows students to further explore the planning and production of frame‑by‑frame animation filmmaking.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • It is recommended that students take FMAN 315 and FMAN 340 previously or concurrently. This course involves the production of a film as a requirement.

  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 305 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 225 , FMAN 256 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course is designed to permit an in‑depth exploration of various digital media by animating, editing and compositing animated media following the spirit of contemporary animated film. Exercises include exploration of digitally drawn or scanned elements, digital cut‑outs, green screen and innovative stop‑motion animation techniques. Emphasis is on personal expression, motion graphics and enhancement of professional animation skills.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 225 , FMAN 256 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Animation is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: An exploration of the visual and written development of ideas and scripts in storyboard form. Students engage in creative and experimental exercises including timing, planning the soundtrack and creating animatics.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 225 , FMAN 256 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: An examination of the fundamentals of character animation, its theory, techniques, and application to contemporary studio situations. Exercises in character creation, design and dramatization are directed towards the students’ particular interests and styles.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Previous drawing experience is recommended.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMAN 225 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema upon presentation of a portfolio is required.

Description: A continuation on a more advanced level of FMAN 225 . An in‑depth focus on drawing for animation film.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Previous drawing experience is recommended.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 225 , FMAN 256 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Animation is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An introduction to sound production theory, techniques and applications specific to animation films. Starting from the fundamentals of audio recording and multi‑channel mixing, students progress through a series of hands‑on workshops and exercises culminating in a fully realized soundtrack for an animation film.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 225 , FMAN 256 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An intensive hands‑on seminar and workshop in the art and craft of stop‑motion animation. This course is designed to acquaint the student with photographic and animation techniques in stop‑motion. Puppets, clay and other techniques are explored. Emphasis is placed on animation skills within the stop‑motion process. Basic model, puppet and set construction are introduced, as well as use of materials and lighting. Study of recent developments in international styles and techniques is included.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 352 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 , FMAN 256 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An intensive technical course in the art and creation of 3D computer graphics. Students learn to use 3D software and related applications for 3D computer animation, modelling, rigging, lighting and texture.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 353 or 354 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An opportunity for study of limited and more specialized aspects of film animation.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: FMAN 308 . The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: FMAN 315 , FMAN 340 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Animation is required.

Description: This course is a continuation on a more advanced level of FMAN 308 . Students produce a major animation film project using the medium of their choice.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • This course involves the production of a film as a requirement.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 204 ; FMAN 256 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course is both technical and aesthetically oriented, designed to develop an understanding of montage in terms of pacing, rhythm, transitions, and continuity. Working on a series of exercises, students are introduced to the digital postproduction process in film and animation. Topics include such elements as video signals, digital video formats, colour correction, codecs, and compression.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 336 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMAN 256 . Enrolment in a Film Animation program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: Through a series of short exercises, students are introduced to the art of special effects creation, learning digital animated effects and practical special effects.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: FMAN 355 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Animation is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A continuation on a more advanced level of FMAN 355 . An intensive technical course in the art and creation of 3D computer graphics. Students work with 3D software and related applications for advanced 3D computer animation, modelling, rigging, lighting and texture. Students are encouraged to explore the aesthetic combinations of digital 3D, 2D and other animation techniques in exercises and projects.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.
  • Students who have received credit for FMAN 354 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMAN 203 , FMAN 225 , FMAN 256 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A Film Animation student who will be employed within the film industry during the same calendar year may seek permission to apply three credits towards the Film Animation degree program. A written proposal describing the project must be submitted prior to the work taking place in order to determine the appropriateness of the level and scope of the project. The School of Cinema must be satisfied that the work will be done under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time Cinema faculty member.

Component(s): Studio; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A student who has received credit for FMAN 446 and wishes to do a second professional internship registers for FMAN 447.

Component(s): Studio; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 24 credits in Film Animation prior to enrolling. Written permission of the School of Cinema is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required.

Description: This course offers a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced research under the supervision of a full‑time Cinema faculty member. A written agreement between the student and the supervisor shall clearly state the nature of the student’s research, the scope of the project, and the work schedule. The study workload should be equivalent to a three‑credit course in the program. Independent study may not duplicate curriculum offerings.

Component(s): Studio; Independent Study

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMAN 448 . Students must have completed 24 credits in Film Animation prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course offers a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced research under the supervision of a full‑time Cinema faculty member. A written agreement between the student and the supervisor shall clearly state the nature of the student’s research, the scope of the project, and the work schedule. The study workload should be equivalent to a three‑credit course in the program. Independent study may not duplicate curriculum offerings.

Component(s): Studio; Independent Study

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: FMAN 350 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Animation is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A continuation on a more advanced level of FMAN 350 . An in‑depth, hands‑on course in the art and craft of stop‑motion animation. Emphasis is on fine‑tuning animation skills within the stop‑motion process.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of all necessary equipment, software and production materials for the course as described in the syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of film animation.

Component(s): Studio

Film Production Courses

Notes

  • A student may register for only one course in which films are produced as a course requirement during each academic session.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Film Animation; or enrolment in the Specialization in Film Studies and written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A comprehensive course introducing students to the art of making motion pictures. This course stresses the individual student’s creative efforts and expression through filmmaking. Students are expected to master basic technique and theory. Students use digital resources for acquisition and post‑production.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the production costs of all aspects of their course projects and supply their own means of storing media for editing and back‑up.
  • This course involves the production of a film as a requirement. This course may require mandatory workshops outside of class time.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed concurrently: FMPR 231 , FMST 220 ; and one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production is required.

Description: An introduction to the technical workflows and software applications used in the film production program. Students explore the theory and technique of editing as it applies to different genres of filmmaking. The course may require mandatory workshops outside of class time.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FMPR 339 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , FMPR 239 , FMST 220 ; and one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMAN 203 . The following courses must be completed concurrently: FMPR 338 , FMPR 340 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production is required.

Description: An intermediate course that explores the theory, technique and practice of filmmaking. The course emphasizes idea development, creative process, production planning, methods of production and post‑production. Diverse course sections include approaches to fiction and non‑fiction. Students use digital resources for acquisition and post‑production.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the production costs of all aspects of their course projects and supply their own means of storing media for editing and back‑up.
  • This course involves the production of a film as a requirement.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: FMPR 332 ; or students must have completed six credits in Acting for the Theatre. Written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This studio course for Cinema and Theatre students explores directing and performing for film; exercises are recorded on video for analysis. Both performers and directors examine acting and directing acting for the camera through such topics as role preparation, character development, and performance continuity.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , or students must be enrolled in the Microprogram in Screenwriting and Film Producing. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This comprehensive course introduces students to the creative and administrative challenges of producing. This includes strategies for fundraising, pre‑production, budgeting and scheduling techniques, legal, financial and insurance concerns, post‑production, distribution, and exhibition. A broad range of genres and platforms are covered.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , FMPR 239 , FMST 220 ; one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 , or FMST 203 . The following courses must be completed concurrently: FMPR 332 , FMPR 340 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production is required.

Description: A comprehensive course on the equipment and technology available to the contemporary filmmaker with a focus on the tools used by students in FMPR 332 Filmmaking II. Present‑day technology is explored through the foundations of traditional camera and photographic theory toward an in‑depth understanding of digital cinema. Extensive hands‑on studio practice provides training in basic camera technique, lighting, and gripping. The course may require mandatory workshops outside of class time.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , FMPR 239 , FMST 220 ; and one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 , or FMST 203 . The following course must be completed concurrently: FMPR 332 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production is required.

Description: An introductory course in the technical aspects of designing sound for cinema in support of projects undertaken in FMPR 332 . The course focuses on location recording, studio recording, and multi‑track editing for layered sound design.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This course may require mandatory workshops outside of class time.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , FMPR 239 ; one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; FMST 220 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production or the Microprogram in Screenwriting and Film Producing is required. Course prerequisites are waived for students enrolled in the Microprogram in Screenwriting and Film Producing.

Description: An introduction to writing for film. Students explore the written word as a means to convey and clarify visual ideas and cinematic stories. Synopses, treatments and scenarios for various genres are explored. Students are required to submit their own writing for discussion and analysis.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , FMST 220 ; and one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 , or FMST 203 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A practical examination of the visual aspects of film production. Topics in production design considered may include texture and visual styles, the collaborative process, project management, and the nature of constraints which apply to student and independent productions.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , FMPR 239 , FMST 220 ; and one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 , or FMST 203 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production is required.

Description: A forum of ideas intended to increase the student’s awareness of cinema as a visual medium. Aspects of our visual culture are presented and discussed: work by painters, photographers, sculptors, architects, and artists working with digital media. A relationship is made between the work of such artists and the work of the filmmaker. Students work on individual visual projects.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a FMPR 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , FMPR 239 , FMST 220 ; and one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 , or FMST 203 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production is required.

Description: This course explores aesthetic, conceptual and methodological issues surrounding non‑fiction film production. Topics include research methods, non‑scripted approaches, ethics of presentation, archival or ethnographic practices in light of current platforms and technologies.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a FMAN 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of film production outside the scope of existing courses. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: A course which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of film production outside the scope of existing courses. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 332 , FMPR 338 , FMPR 340 . Students must have 30 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: An advanced course building on practices established in FMPR 332 . Diverse course sections include approaches to fiction and non‑fiction. Students use digital resources for acquisition of moving images and post‑production.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the production costs of all aspects of their course projects and supply their own means of storing media for editing and back‑up.
  • This course involves the production of a film as a requirement.

  • Students who have received credit for FMPR 431 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMPR 335 . Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A continuation of FMPR 335 on a more advanced level.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 332 , FMPR 338 , FMPR 340 . Enrolment in the Specialization in Film Production or the Major in Film Production is required. Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course builds on the technical knowledge acquired in FMPR 338 and focuses on the art and technology of image creation for cinema in support of projects in FMPR 432 . Students explore advanced topics in lighting and camera technology.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMPR 239 . Students must have completed 48 credits prior to enrolling.

Description: An exploration of advanced methods, approaches and techniques used by editors working in various genres of film including drama, documentary and expanded cinema.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 338, FMPR 340. Enrolment in the Specialization in Film Production or the Major in Film Production is required.

Description: The central focus of the course is creative sound design. Emphasis is on the interaction between sound and image in film and includes both individual and collective sound projects.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: FMPR 341 .

Description: This course is an advanced exploration of topics covered in FMPR 341 . Additional topics include adaptations of existing work for the screen and developing longer film projects. Three‑act structures as well as new narrative formats and documentary approaches are explored. Students are required to submit their own writing for discussion and analysis.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

For students enrolled in the Major in Film Production, the following course must be completed previously or concurrently: FMPR 338. For students enrolled in the Major in Film Animation, the following course must be completed previously: FMAN 256 . Enrolment in the Major in Film Production, or in the Major in Film Animation with written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A film production course assisting students in the understanding and application of advanced optical printer technology and aesthetics.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: FMPR 231 , FMPR 239 , FMST 220 ; and one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 .

Description: An advanced course introducing students to historical and current practices in expanded cinema practice. Expanded cinema emphasizes an approach to moving image‑making that situates spectatorship and viewer engagement out of the confines of the traditional cinema exhibition. Students are encouraged to develop creative approaches in work that engages viewers in non‑restricted spatial environments. Strong emphasis is placed on means of production and presentation that depart from established methods and models of film production.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A Film Production student who will be employed within the film industry during the same calendar year may seek permission to apply six credits towards the Film Production degree program. A written proposal describing the project must be submitted prior to the work taking place in order to determine the appropriateness of the level and scope of the project. The School of Cinema must be satisfied that the work will be done under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time Cinema faculty member.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A Film Production student who will be employed within the film industry during the same calendar year may seek permission to apply three credits towards the Film Production degree program. A written proposal describing the project must be submitted prior to the work taking place in order to determine the appropriateness of the level and scope of the project. The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema must be satisfied that the work will be done under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time Cinema faculty member.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A student repeating FMPR 446 for credit registers under FMPR 447.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits in Film Production prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course offers a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced research under the supervision of a full‑time Cinema faculty member. A written agreement between the student and the supervisor shall clearly state the nature of the student’s research, the scope of the project, and the work schedule. The study workload should be equivalent to a three‑credit course in the program. Independent study may not duplicate curriculum offerings.

Component(s): Studio; Independent Study

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMPR 448 . Students must have completed 24 credits in Film Production prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course offers a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced research under the supervision of a full‑time Cinema faculty member. A written agreement between the student and the supervisor shall clearly state the nature of the student’s research, the scope of the project, and the work schedule. The study workload should be equivalent to a three‑credit course in the program. Independent study may not duplicate curriculum offerings.

Component(s): Studio; Independent Study

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Film Production is required. Written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A seminar offering in‑depth, practical approaches to artistic and technical situations. This course brings together all students in the Specialization in Film Production.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: FMPR 332 . Enrolment in the Specialization in Film Production is required. Written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A Film Production student who contributes in a key position to a graduate project in the Film Production MFA program may apply for credits on the understanding that the application take place prior to the production and is authorized by the faculty members responsible for both programs.

Component(s): Studio; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMPR 451 . Written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A student repeating FMPR 451 for credit registers under FMPR 452.

Component(s): Studio

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of film production. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Studio

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of film production. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Film Studies Courses

Notes

  • Courses may occasionally be offered in French.

Description: A survey course acquainting the student with the art of the film and the basic methods of analysis. The technical and critical terminology of film studies is discussed. Popular literature on film, such as reviews, is analyzed and the more specialized film literature is introduced. Directors whose films are usually viewed include Bergman, Eisenstein, Fellini, Ford, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Lubitsch, Keaton, and Welles.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in the Major or Specialization in Film Studies may not take this course for credit.

Description: An introduction to world cinema history up until 1945, studied in relation to its cultural, social, and political contexts. Special emphasis is placed on film historical methodology, focusing on approaches based on genre, auteur, national cinemas, social history, particular cinematic modes, or other frameworks. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in Film Studies programs should complete FMST 201 , FMST 202 and/or FMST 203 , and FMST 220 as part of their first 30 credits. Students in Film Production programs and Major in Art History and Film Studies should complete FMST 201 , FMST 202 , and/or FMST 203 , and FMST 220 as part of their first 30 credits.

  • Students who have received credit for FMST 211 may not take this course for credit.

Description: An introduction to world cinema history from 1945 to 1980, studied in relation to its cultural, social, and political contexts. Special emphasis is placed on film historical methodology, focusing on approaches based on genre, auteur, national cinemas, social history, particular cinematic modes, or other frameworks. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in Film Studies programs should complete FMST 201 , FMST 202 and/or FMST 203 , and FMST 220 as part of their first 60 credits. Students in Film Production programs and Major in Art History and Film Studies should complete FMST 201, 202 and/or 203, and 220 as part of their first 30 credits.

  • Students who have received credit for FMST 322 may not take this course for credit.

Description: An introduction to world cinema history from 1980 to the present day, studied in relation to its cultural, social, and political contexts. Special emphasis is placed on film historical methodology, focusing on approaches based on genre, auteur, national cinemas, social history, particular cinematic modes, or other frameworks. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in Film Studies programs should complete FMST 201 , FMST 202 and/or FMST 203 , and FMST 220 as part of their first 60 credits. Students in Film Production programs and Major in Art History and Film Studies should complete FMST 201 , FMST 202 and/or FMST 203 , and FMST 220 as part of their first 30 credits.
  • Students who have received credit for FMST 322 may not take this course for credit.


Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Film Studies, the Minor in Film Studies or the Specialization in Film Studies is required.

Description: This course focuses on developing discipline‑specific skills for the study of cinema and the moving image. It supplements the formal and aesthetic approaches to film analysis with broader questions about seeing, interpreting and understanding cinema. By completing a broad range of assignments designed to test various academic approaches to film analysis, students become acquainted with different methodologies that are currently in use within the discipline.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Film Studies program should complete this course as part of their first 30 credits.

  • Students who have received credit for FMST 216 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMST 204. Enrolment in the Major in Film Studies, the Minor in Film Studies or the Specialization in Film Studies is required.

Description: This course focuses on developing discipline‑specific skills for the study of cinema and the moving image. It builds on and extends the work undertaken in FMST 204. By completing a broad range of assignments designed to test various academic approaches to the study of film, students become acquainted with different methodologies that are currently in use within the discipline.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Film Studies program should complete this course as part of their first 30 credits.

Description: This course introduces students to the concept of genre through the case study of genre films. By exploring genre conventions and aesthetic features in historical context, the course addresses how genres are established, and how they develop, evolve, and travel. It also explores their relation to society, industry and art cinema.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: A survey of Canadian film from the earliest surviving works to the present. Topics include fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental film, as well as the role of the National Film Board. The course includes discussions of national and transnational cinema within the Canadian context. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Tour d’horizon du cinéma québécois mettant l’accent sur des œuvres contemporaines. Les films sont examinés en fonction de leur valeur culturelle et politique. On y traite également de la structure de l’industrie du cinéma au Québec et du rôle joué, entre autres, par l’Office national du film. Visionnements hebdomadaires.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Ce cours peut, à l’occasion, être offert en anglais. / This course may occasionally be taught in English.

Description: An examination of representation by and of Indigenous peoples in film and video. The emphasis is on Turtle Island and other parts of the Americas, but important works from other continents may be included. Films and videos, both mainstream and experimental, are discussed in the context of post‑colonial theory, socio‑cultural history, and contemporary aesthetic issues. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A survey of animated film from the first decade of the 20th century to the present. Styles of animation viewed and discussed include abstract experimental film of the 1920s, Disney Studio films and computer animation. The contribution of the National Film Board of Canada and particularly that of Norman McLaren is considered. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FMST 323 may not take this course for credit.

Description: An introduction to the formal components of film. Close attention is paid to how to understand elements such as narrative, mise‑en‑scène, cinematography, editing and sound. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in Cinema programs who require FMST 220 should complete the course as part of their first 30 credits.

  • Students who have received credit for FMST 212 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMST 220 .

Description: A focused study of a particular dimension of film aesthetics with attention to the social, cultural and historical questions of film art. Topics may include a digital or non‑Western concentration, attention to a particular historical period, or the philosophical study of aesthetics. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMST 220 .

Description: An intensive study of montage as an element of film style. This course includes weekly screenings that cover a wide range of film and media practice, from early cinema to contemporary media practice.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FMST 311 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMST 220 .

Description: An intensive study of camera movement as an element of film and moving image style. Consideration is given to relations between various techniques (deep and shallow focus, long and short takes) and the dynamic movement of cameras by human, mechanical or other means. Classic films and works in video and digital media may be examined. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FMST 312 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second-year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: An introduction to film comedy in the silent and sound eras. The visual and verbal sources of comedy are analyzed through the study of films ranging from Mack Sennett and Buster Keaton to Woody Allen and Jacques Tati. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST FMST 203 ; and FMST FMST 204 , FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course familiarizes students with some of the major developments in film theory and further develops their critical skills in approaching complex theoretical texts and concepts. Students examine a variety of theoretical writings concerned with aesthetic, social and psychological aspects of the cinema, including questions of spectatorship, ideology, gender, technology, and authorship.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; and FMST 204 , FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course studies extra‑textual elements of cinema, such as production histories, stardom, film education, and, more generally, issues in the dissemination of film cultures around the world including screens, apparatuses, cinephilia, fandom and festivals.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; and FMST 204 , FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course introduces students to geo‑political approaches to cinema, which question the primacy of the national as a determining category of analysis. This course emphasizes the transnational flow of global media production and circulation, and offers comparative perspectives on film movements and practices.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: An examination of experimental film emphasizing developments from the late 1940s to the present. The New American Cinema is considered in relation to other North American and European experimental cinemas, and examples of the historical antecedents of recent experimental films are viewed and discussed. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; FMST 204 , FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course explores the ways in which cinema and moving images shape ideologies of class, gender and race. Through a selection of key theoretical texts from cultural studies and related scholarly traditions, this course investigates the centrality of visual experience to everyday life. Through a selection of screenings and readings, students learn how the production and consumption of visual cultures intersect with issues of identity and historical consciousness. The aim of this course is to enable students to analyze different ideological aspects of film and the moving image.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; and FMST 204 , FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course introduces students to the proliferating forms of contemporary animation, and to the critical debates around digital media in which animation plays a central role. The course examines new forms of animation, including anime, web‑based animation and animated documentary along with big‑budget special‑effects films. Students are introduced to recent developments within film studies, animation studies, new media theory, game studies, gender studies, software studies, and theories of consumer culture.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a FMST 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; and FMST FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course offers an introduction to the critical study and analysis of film acting and performance. It includes a survey of acting styles and practices. Performance styles are studied in relation to authorship, the film industry, stardom, scriptwriting, film technique, film genre, documentary and the other performing arts. The course helps students learn the multidimensional subject of
acting for the screen.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: The course investigates films, film movements, filmmakers and film industries worldwide focusing on transnationalism as well as specific geopolitical cultural contexts. Among the possible topics: contemporary global art cinema and festivals, global and regional economies of film and media, film movements and genres, transcultural and diasporic cinemas, Third Cinema, postcoloniality and eurocentrism, international co‑productions, practices of dubbing and subtitling.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: A cross‑cultural survey of contemporary developments in the documentary film. The course begins with the precursors of cinéma‑direct in North America and Europe during the 1950s, and extends through the most recent applications of cinéma‑direct in the emerging cinemas of the Third World. Emphasis is placed on both the artistic achievement and the theoretical, cultural, and political context of the non‑fiction film during this period of technological and aesthetic transition. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; and FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course examines films made by women, film criticism written by women, and the portrayal of women in films. These topics are considered within the context of film history and with an emphasis on their relation to ideas in contemporary feminist theory. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; and FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course provides an introduction to the concepts and language necessary to think and write cogently about the importance of sound in the cinema. It covers issues of technology, aesthetics and sound design in relation to the history of cinema as an audiovisual medium. Weekly readings and screenings offer students key analytical tools to better understand the soundscapes and soundtracks of a variety of film practices.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; and FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course provides a concentrated study of the work of selected major directors of narrative, documentary and experimental cinema. Concepts and theories of authorship are incorporated into close analysis of selected bodies of work. The films are considered in terms of thematic and stylistic consistency and variation as well as biographical, social, and political factors.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FMST 321 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; and FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course involves intensive study of selected tendencies in cinema produced outside the mainstream of the film industry. Topics may include documentary, video art, experimental or narrative film, or particular convergences of these modes of film practice. Topics will vary according to the instructor’s specialization.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: An examination of films as reflections of national cultures. Films by a range of directors representing one or several national groupings such as Japan, Brazil, Eastern Europe, Great Britain, or contemporary West Germany are discussed in the context of their aesthetic, cultural, and political aspirations. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: This course is a cross‑cultural survey of the history of the documentary film from its origins in early cinema to the emergence of direct cinema in the postwar period. Emphasis is placed on both the artistic achievement and the theoretical, cultural, and political context of nonfiction film during the first half of the 20th century. Directors studied may include Flaherty, Grierson, Lorentz, Ivens, Riefenstahl, Shub, Vertov, and Vigo.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: A lecture or seminar course which provides an opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of U.S. cinema. Topics may include individual genres, directors, production studios, historical periods, or aspects of independent cinema. Topics vary from year to year according to the instructor’s field of specialization.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: ARTH 200 , FMST 200 ; and one of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 . Enrolment in the Major in Art History and Film Studies is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course offers a comparative examination of some aspects of film studies and art history.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ARTH 348 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: two of FMST 201 , FMST 202 or FMST 203 ; FMST 220 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course offers an intensive analysis of one or two film genres, which assumes previous experience in film‑genre studies. The genre is discussed in terms of its structural characteristics and the ways in which it is a product of specific social situations. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in degree program or must have completed six credits in the Major or Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality.

Description: An investigation of cinematic sexual imagery as art, communication and socio‑cultural phenomenon. Weekly screenings of films and videos, representing fiction, experimental and documentary genres, as well as different historical and cultural contexts, are related to theoretical readings, both classical and contemporary, by authors from Freud and the Surrealists to Foucault and recent feminist and queer theorists. Contemporary issues such as pornography, autobiography, and the HIV epidemic are confronted. Learning is interdisciplinary, interactive and group‑oriented.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a FMST 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: An interdisciplinary, cross‑cultural survey of queer cinema and video. Selected phases in the historical trajectory of LGBTQ film are highlighted, both underground and mainstream, including studies of representative major artists from Jean Cocteau and Dorothy Arzner to Patricia Rozema and Derek Jarman. Problems in the depiction of sexual minorities are analyzed, and a selection of the principal aesthetic, theoretical and socio‑political issues raised by queer theory and cultural production is introduced.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMST 392 .

Description: An extension of FMST 392 . An in‑depth focus on selected historical, aesthetic, and theoretical issues, which vary from year to year according to the expertise of faculty.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: A course which provides an opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of film studies.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program.

Description: A course which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of film studies outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An advanced course in the study of films made by women, as well as of the representation of women in films. The topics selected for study may vary from year to year and are considered within the context of film history, contemporary feminist philosophy, and feminist film theory. Students are expected to conduct independent research for class presentation.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An advanced interdisciplinary course in gender, identity and politics in cinema and media. Topics may vary from year to year, drawing on approaches from feminist, masculinity, queer, sexuality and gender/transgender studies. Sexuality is approached as an art, a form of communication and socio‑cultural phenomenon, focusing on cinema and other moving image and sound‑based media. Regular screenings accompany theoretical, historical and critical readings.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An advanced, interdisciplinary approach to the study of cinema and media cultures which draws on historical and theoretical approaches to old and new screen‑based forms. Topics include issues of exhibition, distribution, industry, art institutions and other socio‑cultural and historical issues related to moving image cultures. Regular screenings accompany theoretical, historical and critical readings.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An advanced study of cinema and the ways in which space, place and geopolitical borders shape aesthetic, industrial, cultural and political dynamics of moving images and sound. This course may include national, regional, local, urban, rural and international and transnational approaches. Regular screenings accompany theoretical, historical and critical readings.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 18 credits in Film Studies prior to enrolling. Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A seminar for advanced students which provides for more concentrated study of the work of specific film directors. The director or directors whose films are chosen for study varies from year to year according to the instructor’s field of specialization.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 18 credits in Film Studies prior to enrolling. Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A seminar for advanced students which provides for the study of limited and more specialized areas of film history. The areas chosen for study vary from year to year according to the instructor’s field of specialization.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMST 214 or COMS 316. Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A seminar in which selected aspects of Canadian film are examined and discussed. The areas chosen for study vary from year to year according to the instructor’s field of specialization.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

FMST 215 , ainsi qu'une permission écrite de l’École de cinéma.

Description: Un séminaire dans lequel des aspects sélectifs du cinéma québécois sont analysés et discutés. Les sujets d’étude choisis varient d’année en année selon la spécialisation de l’instructeur.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Ce cours peut, à l’occasion, être offert en anglais. / This course may be occasionally offered in English.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This course brings together critical readings and practices across media forms with an emphasis on blending theory and creative work. Topics may include curating practices, video essays, collaborative media practices and web journalism.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This seminar provides an in‑depth and focused engagement with discourses on cinema from different cultural traditions and theoretical perspectives. Specific topics may vary from year to year and will be placed in dialogue with a range of film and media materials.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An intensive course in the analysis of film style. Films are examined using an analytical projector in order to discover their formal and thematic structures. The contribution of cinematographers, editors, scriptwriters, directors, and performers to the development of a style are discussed. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: An examination of conventions of film narrative from a theoretical and historical point of view. Innovations in narrative structure are discussed and consideration is given to the origin, development, and transformation of narrative traditions in their cultural and aesthetic context.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in Second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits in the Major in Film Studies or the Specialization in Film Studies. Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A Film Studies student who has been commissioned to work in such areas as film research, archival work, editing film publications, or writing film criticism, may seek permission to apply three credits towards the Film Studies degree program. A written proposal describing the project must be submitted prior to the work taking place in order to determine the appropriateness of the level and scope of the project. The School of Cinema must be satisfied that the work will be done under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time Cinema faculty member.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in Second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits in the Major in Film Studies or the Specialization in Film Studies. Written permission of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is required.

Description: A student repeating FMST 426 registers for credit under FMST 427.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Notes:

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits in Film Studies prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required.

Description: This course offers a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced research under the supervision of a full‑time Cinema faculty member. A written agreement between the student and the supervisor shall clearly state the nature of the student’s research, the scope of the project, and the work schedule. The study workload should be equivalent to a three‑credit course in the program. Independent study may not duplicate curriculum offerings.

Component(s): Independent Study

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FMST 428 . Students must have completed 24 credits in Film Studies prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required.

Description: This course offers a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced research under the supervision of a full‑time Cinema faculty member. A written agreement between the student and the supervisor shall clearly state the nature of the student’s research, the scope of the project, and the work schedule. The study workload should be equivalent to a three‑credit course in the program. Independent study may not duplicate curriculum offerings.

Component(s): Independent Study

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTH 348 or FMST 348 . Enrolment in the Major in Art History and Film Studies is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program director is required.

Description: A seminar designed to permit an in‑depth course of study on some aspects of art and film history.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ARTH 448 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second‑year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in the Specialization in Film Studies. Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: This intensive seminar includes workshops in research methodology, in advanced study and career planning, and in the practice of criticism, publication, preservation, and programming. The relation of film studies to filmmaking practice, the role of changing technology, and the current cultural context of the discipline are discussed by visiting experts from both within the University and the community at large. The course brings together all students in the Specialization in Film Studies.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the School of Cinema is required.

Description: A lecture or seminar course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of film studies.

Component(s): Seminar

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