Film


Staff

Department Head: M. Wihak, MFA

Graduate Co-coordinator:  M. Wihak, MFA

Faculty Listing: http://www.uregina.ca/finearts/areas-study/film/faculty-staff/index.html


Master of Fine Arts in Media Production Program Description

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Media Production is a two-year, 51 credit hour program designed for advanced studies in the art of media production. Students may approach various forms of media of their choice such as dramatic, documentary, animation and experimental film and video; new media and interactive media; through a range of artistic, aesthetic, technical, and theoretical skills and knowledge. Courses offer a combination of general and specialized study in media arts production. An intensive investigation of issues in media arts theory to develop the student's level of cultural and artistic discourse at an advanced level will contribute to the shaping of sophisticated and versatile graduates from this program.


MFA Admission Criteria

Candidates for the MFA program must hold a BFA degree in Media Production, or a BFA and extensive work experience in Media Production, or the equivalent, and must submit a proposal (three to five pages) stating clearly the degree to be obtained and describing the intended direction of study. The proposal should outline the research project and provide critical context for its undertaking. Applications will be accompanied by curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and relevant media-based support material (not to exceed 30 minutes). The on-application form is available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website: https://banner.uregina.ca/prod/sct/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

  • The following will be taken into consideration:
  • Quality of the outline of program of study
  • Artistic merit of the support materials
  • Undergraduate academic record of achievement (minimum GPA of 75%)
  • Ability of the student to succeed at an advanced level
  • Reference letters
  • Willingness of the faculty to supervise/co-supervise

MFA Program Requirements

Fine Arts Core (required) FA 800 3 cr hrs
FA 803 3 cr hrs
Film Production Core (required)

FILM 830
FILM 831
FILM 832
FILM 833

3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
Film Production Elective One of: FILM 820AA-ZZ or FILM 890AA-ZZ 3 cr hrs
Studies Courses Two of: FILM 810AA-ZZ and
FA 810AA-ZZ
6 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
Electives 800 level (3 courses) 9 cr hrs
Research Project: FILM 902 12 cr hrs
TOTAL 51 cr hrs

Note:*In exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the Supervisor(s) and the Department Head, a maximum of 3 credit hours of senior undergraduate courses (300-400 level) in a discipline of direct relevance to the student's proposed program of study may be taken.


Master of Arts in Media Studies Program Description

The Master of Arts (MA) in Media Studies is a two-year, 30 credit hour program designed for advanced studies in media history, theory, and methods, emphasizing current concepts, issues, and trends in the field. Avenues of exploration could include national and transnational cinemas, directors, genres, or other contemporary approaches (feminist, post-colonial, indigenous) across the full range of mediasuch as dramatic, documentary, and experimental film and video; new media; interactive media; and animation. The program aims to develop broad expertise and critical thinking in media studies while enabling students to focus their interests through core courses in theory and methods, seminars, and specialized directed readings.


MA Admission Criteria

Candidates for the MA must hold a BA Honours degree in Media Studies, or the equivalent, and must submit a proposal (three to five pages) stating clearly the degree to be obtained and describing the intended direction of study. The proposal should outline the project and provide a background/rationale/review of the relevant literature. Applications are to be accompanied by curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and two writing samples (not to exceed 25 pages each). The application form is available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website: https://banner.uregina.ca/prod/sct/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

  • The following will be taken into consideration:
  • Quality of the outline of program of study
  • Academic merit of the support materials
  • Undergraduate academic record of achievement (minimum GPA of 75%)
  • Ability of the student to succeed at an advanced level
  • Reference letters
  • Willingness of the faculty to supervise/co-supervise

MA Program Requirements

Fine Art Core (required) FA 800 3 cr hrs
  FA 803 3 cr hrs
Studies Courses (required) FILM 810AA-ZZ
FA 810AA-ZZ
One of: FILM 810AA-ZZ or FILM 890AA-ZZ or FA 810AA-ZZ
3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
Electives 800 level (2 courses) 6 cr hrs
Thesis Research FILM 901 9 cr hrs
  TOTAL 30 cr hrs

Note:*In exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the Supervisor(s) and the Department Head, a maximum of 3 credit hours of senior undergraduate courses (300-400 level) in a discipline of direct relevance to the student's proposed program of study may be taken.


Course Descriptions

FA 800 (400AB)  Interdisciplinary Seminar in Theory and Criticism  (3 credit hours)
Seminar exploring and questioning the history, theory and aesthetics of Fine Arts and the diverse and shifting conceptions of Fine Arts disciplines in relation to other social and cultural forms.

FA 802 Seminar/Studio in Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
Seminar / studio course situating, analyzing and producing interactive media and performance. Theoretical, socio-cultural, historical and political contexts of interactive media and performance will be explored.

FA 803 Research Methodologies (3 credit hours)
Seminar exploring diverse approaches to research in Fine Arts, including studies-based and practice-based students.

FILM 810AA-ZZ Topics in Film Studies (Variable Credit 3 - 6 credit hours)
Selected topics in Film Studies. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different.

FILM 820AA-ZZ Topics in Film Production (Variable Credit 3 - 6 credit hours)
Selected topics in Film Production. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different.

FILM 830 Production Studio (3 credit hours)
This course brings together all students in the MFA Media Production program to work independently and collaboratively on creative aspects of media production.

FILM 831 Production Studio (3 credit hours)
This course brings together all students in the MFA Media Production program to work independently and collaboratively on creative aspects of media production.

FILM 832 Production Studio (3 credit hours)
This course brings together all students in the MFA Media Production program to work independently and collaboratively on creative aspects of media production.

FILM 833 Production Studio (3 credit hours)
This course brings together all students in the MFA Media Production program to work independently and collaboratively on creative aspects of media production.

FILM 890AA-ZZ Directed Readings in Film (Variable Credit 3 - 6 credit hours)
Directed individual reading courses in Film under the supervision of a faculty member.

FILM 901 - Thesis Research
Research supporting media studies resulting in the writing and defence of a graduating thesis of 60-100 pages.

FILM 902 - Research Project
Research supporting media production resulting in the writing of the comprehensive critical engagement paper of 25-30 pages, preparation and public presentation of graduating media production project.