Film


Staff

Department Head: M. Wihak, MFA

Graduate Co-coordinator:  C. Stojanova, PhD

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 42 credit hour program designed for advanced studies in Media Arts Production. Students can work in dramatic, documentary, animation and experimental cinema and media, through a range of artistic, aesthetic, technical, and theoretical approaches. Courses offer a combination of general and specialized study in Film and Media Arts production. An intensive investigation of critical issues in Film and Media Arts theory will develop the student’s abilities in cultural and artistic discourse at an advanced level and will contribute to the shaping of sophisticated and versatile graduates from this program.

MFA in Media Production Admission Criteria

Candidates for the MFA program must hold a BFA degree in Film/Media Production or a related field. They must submit a proposal (three to five pages) stating clearly the degree to be obtained and describing the intended focus of study. The proposal should provide a synopsis of the primary MFA Research Project, (a film/media project of any genre) and the critical context for its undertaking. They must provide support material of their previous film/media work, preferably via a secure online link.  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 intended focus of study
  • Artistic merit of the support material - details must be provided about the applicant's role in the support material (writer, director, producer, editor, etc)
  • Undergraduate academic record of achievement (minimum GPA of 75%)
  • Professional/Independent production experience
  • Ability of the student to succeed at an advanced level
  • Reference letters
  • Willingness of the faculty to supervise

Applicants must meet all the requirements listed under Application Procedures on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website:

http://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/future-students/application-requirements.html

Applications are submitted on-line:

http://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/future-students/application-process.html

Deadlines for applications and the arrival of all support material is January 15th. 

Note: English Language Requirements - The Department of Film's minimum English Proficiency scores for students required to submit them are: IELTS - 7.0; TOEFL (Paper) - 600; TOEFL (Internet) - 93

Revelant media-based support material (not to exceed 30 minutes) should either be posted online via YouTube or Vimeo or a DVD formatted for Region 0 or 1 can be sent to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Paskwāw Tower (North Residence)

University of Regina

Regina, SK  S4S 0A2  Canada

MFA in Media Production Program Requirements (effective 201630)

FA 800 3
FA 803 3
FILM 830 3
FILM 831 3
FILM 804 3

Three of (one of which must be FILM 890AA-ZZ)
  FILM 890AA-ZZ
  ART 801-804
  FA 899
  FA 804
  Open Elective

9
FILM 902 18
Total Credit Hours
42

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

MA in Media Studies Admission Criteria

Candidates for the MA must hold a BA Honours degree in Film or 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 focus of their thesis. The proposal should provide a synopsis of the thesis topic and provide the background, rationale, and a review of the relevant literature.  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 intended focus of study
  • 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

Applicants must fulfill all the requirements listed under Application Procedures on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website:

http://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/future-students/application-requirements.html

Applications are submitted on-line:

http://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/future-students/application-process.html

Deadline for applications and the arrival of all support material is January 15th.  

Note: English Language Requirements - The Department of Film's minimum English Proficiency scores for students required to submit them are: IELTS - 7.0; TOEFL (Paper) - 600; TOEFL (Internet) - 93

MA in Media Studies Program Requirements (effective 201630)

FA 800 Seminar in Theory and Methods I 3 cr hrs
FA 803 Seminar in Theory and Methods II 3 cr hrs

Two of:
  FA 804 Studies in Media, Art and Performance
  FILM 804 Critical Investigations in Film
  FILM 810AA-ZZ

3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
3 cr hrs
FILM 8xx or FA xx elective* 3 cr hrs
FILM 901 Thesis Research 15 cr hrs
 Total 30 cr hrs

* with approval of Supervisor.


Course Descriptions

FA 800 Seminar in Theory and Methods I (3)
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)
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 Seminar in Theory and Methods II (3)
Seminar exploring diverse approaches to research in Fine Arts, including studies-based and practice-based students.

FA 804 Studies in Media, Art, and Performance (3)
This seminar course addresses thematic research strengths in the Faculty in order to provide students with a deeper exploration into topics within media, art and performance. Thematic seminar topics will relate to Popular & Visual Culture; Gender, Sexuality, and Culture; Social and Community Engagement; Indigenous Arts and Culture; or Curatorial Studies and Cultures of Display.

FA 870AA-ZZ Special Topics in Practice and Theory (3)
This set of special topics courses explores both practice and theory in Media, Art and Performance.

FA 899 Professional Placement (3)
This practical professional placement course offers an opportunity for students to apply skills and gain experience related to their research focus.

FILM 804 Critical Investigations in Film (3)
This courses focuses on theoretical approaches to cinema and new media from aesthetic, cultural, anthropological, psychological and sociological viewpoints.  It provides an understanding of the interrelationship between film/film-making and reality, other media arts, and the audience.  Topics include Post-Colonialism, Art/Film Installation, Expanded Cinema, Narrative Theory, Arab/African Cinema, Censorship, Propaganda/Surveillance, Psychoanalysis. 

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.