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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.13 DEPARTMENT OF FILM

The Department of Film offers programs leading to the degrees of BA, Fine Arts Major (film studies concentration), BA Hons Fine Arts Major (film studies concentration), and BFA (film production).

Requirements for each program are outlined under the separate heading for the specific area of study.

13.13.1 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FINE ARTS (FILM STUDIES)

THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS DEGREE ARE DESCRIBED UNDER THE SECTION BA IN FINE ARTS (4-YEAR) IN 13.9.1.

To qualify for the BA degree in Fine Arts, film studies concentration, students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  

Critical Competency Requirements – 30 Credit hours
Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Natural and Social Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.

Communication in Writing (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110

 
3.0  
Natural and Social Sciences (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two courses in the following areas: (excluding courses in research/statistics)

ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST, and STS other than statistics or methodology

Any Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0  
Culture and Society (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0
  • FA 202 Indigenous Issues in the Arts; and
  • Any two from the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic):
    ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, JS, INDG, IDS, IS, Language other than English, Literature in translation or other non-language courses offered through language department or program (e.g. FR 247, 248; GER 223), LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.
 
3.0  
3.0  
Research Skills and Methodologies (at least 3 credit hours)
3.0

Any course in research methods, statistical analysis, logic, or computer science offered through the Faculties of Arts and Science, such as PHIL 150, CS (any course), INDG 280, 282, SOST 201,203, 306,307, PSYC 204, 305, WGST 220.

ARTH 301 Art Theory and Art Criticism, CTCH 203 Introduction to Media and Communication, CTCH 303 Technology & Culture, and THST 250 Script Analysis may be counted in this area if not already counted in another area of the program - see 13.7.1 Additional Regulations.

STATS (any course), Statistics courses offered through Faculties other than Arts and Science may be used with approval by the Dean or designate.

 
3.0

Critical Competency Electives:
Students must choose an additional 9 credit hours from any of the above areas.

 
3.0  
3.0  
Note: Course substitutions in the above categories may be granted by the Dean or Designate.

Concentration Requirements – 36 credit hours
Note: Must include 9 credit hours at the 300/400 level, 3 of which must be at the 400 level.
65% required in Concentration

3.0 Film 100  
3.0 2 Production
Recommended: Film 200, 201, 203, 205, 208 or ART 280
 
3.0  
3.0 4 studies courses chosen from Film 253, 254, 256, 345, 348.  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 5 courses in the concentration at the student’s discretion.  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
Fine Arts Requirements outside the Concentration – 12 credit hours
3.0

Nine credit hours outside the area of concentration.

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 One FA course or other approved (by Dean or Designate) interdisciplinary Fine Arts course.  
Open Electives – 39 credit hours
120.0 Total:  65% required  


13.13.2 MINOR IN FINE ARTS (FILM STUDIES)

A minor in Fine Arts (film studies concentration) must include:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
3.0 Film 100  
3.0 One specific course as required by the Department of Film. Recommended: Film 253  
3.0 Two Film courses in the Studies/History area  
3.0  
3.0 Two Film History/Studies Courses at the 300 level  
3.0  
18.0 Total  


Minors should be in an area distinct from the major or concentration.  Courses used in the major discipline cannot be used toward the minor.

Note: A minor in film and video production is not available.


13.13.3 BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS IN FINE ARTS (FILM STUDIES)

The general requirements for this degree are described under the section Honours Programs in Fine Arts in 13.9.2.

To qualify for the BA Honours in Fine Arts degree in (film and video studies concentration), students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed

Critical Competency Requirements – 30 Credit hours
Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Natural and Social Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.

Communication in Writing (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110

 
3.0  
Natural and Social Sciences (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two courses in the following areas: (excluding courses in research/statistics)

ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST, and STS other than statistics or methodology

Any Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0  
Culture and Society(at least 6 credit hours)
3.0
  • FA 202 Indigenous Issues in the Arts; and
  • Any two in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic): ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, INDG, IDS, JS, IS, Language other than English, Literature in translation, LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.
 
3.0  
3.0  
Research Skills and Methodologies (at least 3 credit hours)
3.0

Any course in research methods, statistical analysis, logic, or computer science offered through the Faculties of Arts and Science, such as:  PHIL 150, CS (any course), INDG 280, 282, SOST 201, 203, 306, 307, PSYC 204, 305, WGST 220.
STATS (any course).
ARTH 301 Art Theory and Art Criticism, CTCH 203 Introduction to Media and Communication, CTCH 303 Technology & Culture, and THST 250 Script Analysis may be counted in this area if not already counted in another area of the program - see 13.7.1 Additional Regulations.
Students may use statistics courses offered by Faculties outside of Arts and Science, with permission of the Dean or Designate,

 
3.0 Critical Competency Electives:
Students must choose an additional 9 credit hours from any of the above areas.
 
3.0  
3.0  
Note: Course substitutions in the above categories may be granted by the Dean or Designate.

Concentration Requirements – 57 credit hours in a single disciplinary area. Disciplinary areas: Arts History, Film and Video Studies, Music, Theatre Studies
Note: Must include 9 credit hours at the 300/400 level, 3 of which must be at the 400 level.

3.0 Film 100  
3.0 2 Production or Studio  courses  
3.0  
3.0 4 Studies courses chosen from Film 253, 254, 256, 345  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 5 courses in the concentration at the student’s discretion.  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  

Honours Requirements – 21 credit hours
Students require an overall GPA of 70% and a GPA of 75% in the disciplinary area to complete the Honour’s degree.

9.0 3 additional courses at the 300/400 level  
3.0 An Honours paper or project  
3.0 FA 400 seminar (new course or variable topic course as required) or other senior seminar as approved by the Department Head or Associate Dean, Undergraduate.  
6.0 Language other than English relevant to the area of study. (May be taken as part of the Critical Competency requirements.)  
Fine Arts Requirements outside the Concentration – 12 credit hours
9.0 Nine credit hours outside the area of concentration.  
3.0 One FA course or other interdisciplinary Fine Arts course (approved by Dean or Designate).  
Open Electives – 18 credit hours
120.0 Total  


13.13.4 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (FILM PRODUCTION)

To qualify for the BFA degree in film production, students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  
Critical Competencies – 24 Credit Hours
See BA Fine Arts (Film Studies Concentration) program for complete list of Critical Competency courses.
3.0 Communication in Writing - 2 courses  
3.0  
3.0 Research Skills and Methodologies - 1 course  
3.0 Culture and Society - 4 courses;
FA 202 Indigenous Issues in the Arts and 3 others from the Culture and Society Category
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0

Natural and Social Sciences - 2 courses

 
3.0  
Fine Arts – 15 Credit Hours
3.0 (9 CH must be outside the major: chosen from Art, ARTH, CTCH, FA, INA, INAH, Music, Theatre)
6 credit hours may be within the major area.
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
Film Studies – 27 Credit Hours
3.0 Film 100  
3.0 Film 253  
3.0 Film 254  
3.0 Film 256  
3.0 Film 345  
3.0 Film 348  
3.0 9 credit hours from CTCH 303, 304, 305 or Film studies at the 4XX level. At least 3 credit hours must be at the 400 level.  
3.0  
3.0  
Core Film Production – 24 Credit Hours
3.0 Film 200  
3.0 Film 201  
3.0 Film 202  
3.0 Film 209 Must be taken concurrently with Film 201  
3.0 Film 300  
3.0 Film 301  
3.0 Film 400  
3.0 Film 401  
Film Production Electives – 12 Credit Hours
3.0 1 Film chosen from 203, 205, 207, 208 or Art 280  
3.0

3 Film and Video Production (2 at the 300-level and 1 at the 400-level)

 
3.0  
3.0  
Electives – 15 Credit Hours
3.0

5 Open Electives

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total  


Note: Continuation in the BFA program will be based on portfolio, interview, and grade average.


SUGGESTED SEQUENCE OF COURSES FOR BFA (FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION) DEGREE

( ) = number of credit hours

SEMESTER 1
FA 001 Foundations of University Practices
FILM 100 (3)
Comm in Writing (3)
Natural or Social Science (3)
Research/Methodology (3)
Fine Arts (3)

SEMESTER 2
FILM 256 (3)
Comm in Writing (3)
Natural or Social Science (3)
Fine Arts (3)
FILM 200 (3)

SEMESTER 3
FILM 201 (3)
FILM 209 (3)
Fine Arts (3)
Film 203, 205, 207, 208 or Art 280 (3)
Film 253/254 (3)

SEMESTER 4
FILM 202 (3)
FILM 348 (3)
Culture and Society (3)
Fine Arts (3)
Culture and Society(3)

SEMESTER 5
FILM 300 (3)
Culture & Society(3)
Film elective (3)
Film Studies (300 level) (3)
Film Production (300 level) (3)

SEMESTER 6
FILM 301 (3)
FILM 345 (3)
Film Studies (300 level) (3)
Film Production (300 level) (3)
Elective (3)

SEMESTER 7
FILM 400 (3)
Film Studies (400 level) (3) or CTCH/FA elective*
Film Production or FA elective(400 level) (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

SEMESTER 8
FILM 401 (3)
Film Studies (400 level) (3) or CTCH/FA elective*
Film & Video Production (400 level) or FA elective (3)*
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

*Dependent on Scheduling. CH requirements for production and FA electives are noted in chart.