Film Courses


100 - The Art of Motion Pictures
An introduction to the art of motion pictures. The course will examine a representative selection of films covering the history of cinema and many of its basic aesthetic premises.

101 - Selected Topics Production-AA-ZZ Series
This series of courses is designated selected topics courses within the Department of Film.

200 - Introduction to Film Production
Exploring the differences between photographic, film, video and audio processes, students will study the characteristics of these media through hands on assignments. *Note: Restricted to Film majors. Materials Fee: $150* *Note: Creative Technologies Program Option*

201 - Film Production 1
The course focuses on the development of practical techniques in film production. ***Prerequisite: FILM 100 and 200*** **Corequisite: FILM 209. Permission of the Department Head is required to register** *Note: Materials Fee: $150*

202 - Film Production 2
A continuation of Film 201. ***Prerequisite: A passing grade in FILM 201*** *Note: Materials Fee: $100*

203 - Animation
Basic principles, technical knowledge and a variety of animation techniques related to non-cell animation. *Note: Materials Fee: $100.*

205 - Black and White Photography
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of black and white photography and darkroom practices. *Note: Students may receive credit for only one of Film 205, ART 222, FILM 280AB, or FILM 385AC* *Note: Materials Fee: $150*

209 - Technical Fundamentals
The course provides technical fundamentals for students entering the BFA program in film production, with a focus on developing solid technical understandings of cameras, lenses, lighting, audio, and editing. ***Prerequisite: Film 200*** **Permission of the Department Head is required to register** *Note: Materials Fee: $100.*

221 - The Art of Podcasting
An introduction to the creative and technical aspects of creating a podcast. Students will develop, record and edit podcast episodes in a variety of genres. They will share their work via web pages and an RSS feed that can be accessed through various podcast clients. *Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FILM 221 or FILM 280AD.* *Note: Materials Fee: $100*

240 - History of Film
This course concentrates on the evolution of the forms and themes of film from its origins to 1960, and on the changing relation of film to its social, cultural, and political contexts throughout this period.

241 - Contemporary Film
This course provides a critical and cross-cultural approach to developments in film since 1960.

245 - Genre
Examines the origin, evolution, function and theory of genres, including themes and styles.

253 - Narratives for the Digital Age
This course examines narrative structures and traditions and their relevance for film, TV serials, computer games, and new media data-based story-telling. *Note: Students may not receive credit for both Film 251 and Film 253*

254 - Documenting Reality
This course offers an overview of the documentary genre in film, television and journalistic contexts. It will investigate the genre in terms of subject matter and style, historical origins, forms and conventions, and relationships to cultural contexts. *Note: Students may not receive credit for both Film 250 and Film 254*

255 - World Cinema
Examines international world cinemas with a focus on comparing the work of prominent directors from around the globe.

256 - Underground Film
This course will introduce the most important developments in the history of experimental cinema. A discussion of international avant-garde films will be included, with a focus on the evolution of the avant-garde’s alternative techniques, themes modes of production and audiences. *Note: Students may not receive credit for both Film 340 and Film 256*

280 - Selected Topics Production - An AA-ZZ series
This series of courses is designated selected topics courses within the Department of Film.

280AA - Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
Students will be given an introduction to film language, an overview of key concepts from film history and use digital cameras to create their own short projects. *Note: The course is intended for NON Film major., Film majors cannot receive credit for this course and any other Film course. *Note: Material Fee: $100*

280AB - Black & White Photography
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of black and white photograph and darkroom practices. *Note: This course is designed for NON film majors. Students cannot receive credit for this course AND Film 205* *Note: Materials Fee: $150*

280AC - Technical Fundamentals
The course provides technical fundamentals for developing solid technical understandings of cameras, lenses, lighting, audio and editing. *Note: The course is intended for NON Film majors., Students cannot receive credit for both Film 280AC and Film 209* *Note: Materials Fee: $100*

286 - Selected Topics
Selected Topics in Film Studies at the 200 Level.

286AA - Anime: Popular Animation from Japan
An introductory survey of Japanese animation produced from the 1970s to the 2010s. We will critically investigate the western scholarship on the subject as well as examine the global fan communities connected with the culture of Anime.

286AB - Women in Film
This course will examine films made by women, with a focus on mysteries, fantasies, social realism, and documentaries. The range of works will include independent shorts to big-budget blockbusters.

286AC - Cult Cinema
This course offers a critical insight into the sensational and downright weird films that came to be called 'cult cinema.' Focusing on notions such as popular culture, art-house and genre cinema, excess, camp, contexts of audience reception - the course examines what makes a film "CULT."

286AD - Aliens in Film
This course will examine the Alien, or Extra-Terrestrial, as the science-fiction film genre's exploration of identity. As a collective expression of desire for, and fear of, the Other, the Alien allegorizes common attitudes towards cultural difference, that partly overlap with Orientalist discourse.

300 - Film Production 3
The course focuses on creative techniques and approaches in film production. ***Prerequisite: FILM 202*** *Note: Materials Fee: $150.*

301 - Film Production 4
A continuation of Film 300. *** Prerequisite: FILM 300 *** * Note: Materials Fee: $150. *

303 - Advanced Animation
An advanced exploration of the animated image, bringing together diverse and traditional digital approaches including audio. ***Prerequisite: Film 203***

305 - Cinematography
A study of the electronic and photochemical imaging techniques, and lighting, for film. *** Prerequisite: FILM 202 *** * Note: Materials Fee: $100. *

306 - Post Production
Post-production processes and techniques in film production. ***Prerequisite: FILM 202*** *Note: Materials Fee: $100.*

307 - Advanced Audio Production
The creative use of sound is studied across disciplines with a mixture of theory, history, and practical components. ***Prerequisite: FILM 202*** *Note: Materials Fee: $100*

310 - Writing for the Screen
The course expands on the knowledge and focuses on the creativity of writing for the screen. ***Prerequisite: Film 202 or Film 210***

311 - Advanced Darkroom Photography
An advanced course in photo-chemical photography and darkroom techniques. ***Prerequisite: FILM 205 or FILM 280AB*** *Note: Materials Fee: $150*

320 - Expanded Cinema
This course is desined for students to explore works that alter or abandon the familiar materials, forms, and spaces of conventional filmmaking. Collaborative and self-initiated projects with emphasis on developing conceptual skills and engagement with the process of critique. Student projects contextualized within current practices and histories of intermedia art. *Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FILM 320 or FILM 386AB.* *Note: Material Fee: $100*

345 - Canadian Cinema
Examines Canadian cinema from early work of the National Film Board to present-day international feature co-production. Treats the development of Quebec cinema and the films of many Canadian directors. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours or permission of the Department Head. ***

346 - Television Studies
This course introduces a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of television and audience reception. Students will learn and be asked to engage in critical analyses and (inter)textual readings of a variety of television genres including drama, news broadcasting, comedy, reality, sci-fi, daytime television. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours or permission of the Department Head*** *Note: Creative Technologies Program Option*

348 - Thinking about Film
The development of film theory and criticism from the silent period to the present. Major writings in silent film theory, montage theory, realism, auteurism, semiotics, psychoanalytic and spectatorship theories will be investigated. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours***

350 - The Art of Film Directors
Examines the work of no more than two directors, with particular attention given to style, historical and cultural influences on the filmmaker, and the manner in which the work has influenced others. *** Prerequisite: 30 Credit Hours or permission of the Department Head ***

380 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. The following topics, or others, may be offered from time to time: women and film, third world film, montage aesthetics, post-war Italian film, French New Wave and after, New German Cinema, East European cinema, British cinema since 1945, etc.

380AC - Music, Comedy, Romance
The "Classic Hollywood Machine" at its stunning best in the 30s, 40s, 50s - in artistic forms with roots deep in culture reaching back as far as the Greeks and beyond. Astaire, Rogers, Kelly, Hepburn, Grant and many others in this joyful, loving assault on the human condition. *** Prerequisite: Any 300-level film and video studies course. ***

380AD - Italian Cinema: 1945-1971
Post-War Europe's explosion in new cinematic creativity was the most brilliant in the history of film. Italy was at the very top: Fellini, Antonioni, Rosselini, De Sica, Visconti, and Pasolini. An exploration of these films as works of art and culture.*** Prerequisite: FILM 251 or permission of the Department Head. ***

380AE - Theatre and Film
This one term course introduces the students to the various types of interaction between theatre and film: stylistic, metaphorical, political and historical, psychoanalytical. The course is organized around weekly screenings and by topics that have been the focus of recent scholarship. *** Prerequisite: FILM 240, 241, 248, 250, 251, or permission of the Department Head. ***

380AF - Moral Issues Contemporary Film
This course will focus on moral issues in contemporary cinema, particularly in the films of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski. *** Prerequisite: Any 200-level film studies course, or permission of instructor. ***

380AG - Women in Latin American Cinema
This course surveys feminine perspectives in New Latin American Cinema. It examines diverse paradigms of feminine representation and notions of femininity and masculinity in contemporary Latin American films. Students will acquire familiarity with some important films and directors in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia. *** Prerequisite: One of FILM 240, 241, 250, 251; or WMST 100 ***

380AH - Film Genre Theory
This course will address a number of key issues in the theory of film genre, including the history of genre theory, the origin and evolution of genres, thematic and stylistic parameters, the commercial and ideological functions of genres, generic hybrids and the role of the viewer.

380AI - The Cinema of Singapore
An introduction to the history of film in Singapore, this course will exemplify the cultural impact of political change in South-East Asia following the Second World War, including the transition from Malay to Chinese-language filmmaking after Singapore achieved political independence in 1965. *** Prerequisite: FILM 251 ***

380AJ - Traditions in Animation
This course will introduce aesthetics, modes of production, themes, audiences and political developments in the history of animation with a focus on four traditions: Walt Disney, Japanese anime, the National Film Board of Canda, and Eastern Europe. *** Prerequisite: Film 100 ***

380AK - Screening the City
This course will explore the role and representation of the city and the urban fabric in international cinemas through theoretical insights from cultural studies, post-colonial studies and feminism. Historical and contemporary films and television shows will be screened and analyzed.

380AL - Crossroads of Film and Theatre
This course examines the complex relations between theater and film. After some initial tensions, cinema and theatre parted ways to meet again in some of the most celebrated cinematic works, which are at the center of discussion in this course.

380AM - Postmodern Cinemas
This course will investigate the postmodern in contemporary cinema as an aesthetic and critical form with a focus on the films of David Lynch.

380AN - French Science Fiction Film
This course will provide a historical survey of French-language science-fiction cinema, examining form, content and cultural context in an effort to identify its unique characteristics.

380AO - African Cinema
This course offers an overview of African filmmaking practices and the political and social issues that have become central to African cinema. The course will expose students to the major directors of African cinema, and the aesthetic and narrative concerns of various regional cinemas of Africa.

380AP - Indigeneity in Film
This course will examine the representations of First nations people by Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers. Topics will include the construction of non-Indigenous identities, exoticism and otherness, tradition and moderity.

380AQ - Indigenous Voices in World Film
This course looks at how films produced in various parts of the world reflect Indigenous narratives and critical discourses, local and global issues, how they are understood by Indigenous, international and diasporic audiences, and how they exist within a transnational understanding of film language, production and exhibition.

381 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. The following topics, or others, may be offered from time to time: women and film, third world film, montage aesthetics, post-war Italian film, French New Wave and after, New German Cinema, East European cinema, British sinema since 1945, etc.

382 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. The following topics, or others, may be offered from time to time: women and film, third world film, montage aesthetics, post-war Italian film, French New Wave and after, New German Cinema, East European cinema, British cinema since 1945, etc.

383 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. The following topics, or others, may be offered from time to time: women and film, third world film, montage aesthetics, post-war Italian film, French New Wave and after, New German Cinema, East European cinema, British ceinema since 1945, etc.

384 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. The following topics, or others, may be offered from time to time: women and film, third world film, montage aesthetics, post-war Italian film, French New Wave and after, New German Cinema, East European cinema, British cinema since 1945, etc.

385 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

385AB - Introduction to Multimedia Systems
Multimedia is the use of computers to integrate text, graphics, video, animation, and sound in an interactive experience. The course introduces these elements of multimedia and their associated technologies. Students will gain an appreciation of each element and be able to successfully combine them into a finished work.

385AC - Black & White Photography
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of black and white photography and darkroom practices. This course is designed for NON film majors. Students cannot receive credit for this course AND Film 205 *Note: Materials Fee: $100*

385AD - Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
Students will be given an introduction to film language, an overview of key concepts from film history and use digital cameras to create their own short film projects. *Note: The course is intended for NON Film majors. Film majors cannot receive credit for this course and any other Film course. *Note: Materials Fee: $100*

386 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

386AA - Ethical Issues in Filmmaking
This seminar/production course will consider and analyze ethics in filmmaking regarding such areas as research, representation, responsibility and ideology. Assignments will be both written and production based.

386AC - Film Festival Administration
The course focuses on the planning, programming and presentation of the National Student Film Festival. **Permission of the Department Head is required to register**

386AD - Advanced Digital Effects
The course focuses on the creation of digital effects in post-production. Students will work with software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere, among other software tools. ***Prerequisite: Film 209 or Film 280AC*** *Note: Material Fee: $100*

386AE - Aliens in Film
This course will examine the Alien, or Extra-Terrestrial, as the science-fiction film genre's exploration of identity. As a collective expression of desire for, and fear of, the Other, the Alien allegorizes common attitudes towards cultural difference, that partly overlap with Orientalist discourse.

386AF - Lensing Culture: Ethnographic Filmmaking
Building toward a critical and/or investigative approach to an aspect of culture. Class discussions, assignments and readings focus on issues of ethics, self-reflexivity, production, post-production and distribution of film projects, interview techniques, and ethnographic modes of inquiry. ***Prerequisite: Film 209 or Film 280AC*** *Note: Material Fee: $100*

386AG - The Photo Essay
This course will examine the approaches of creating a photo essay, developing writing skills and learning how to create, select, and edit photographic images.

387 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

388 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

389 - Selected Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Courses designed as required for groups of senior undergraduates. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

390 - Directed Study - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either 3rd or 4th year.

390AG - Masc. & Films of Gus Van Sant
This course will investigate films of American auteur Gus Van Sant through the lens of masculinity studies across several key themes that emerge from the literature, including misogyny, masochism, violence, neurosis, narcisissm, the male spectacle, hysteria, and the meaning of the phallus.

390AH - Readings in Quebec Cinema
An overview of issues in recent Quebec Cinema, with attention to questions of family, Catholicism, and politics as they figure in key directors, such as Lepage, Arcand and Lauzon. The student will focus these broad interests into a research paper of 20-25 pages.

390AI - Place in Prairie Film
This course will investigate discourses of place in prairie film as informed by the work of Ingmar Bergman and Chris Marker. Films include: Toxic Series (Saul), Saskatchewan Trilogy (Stockton), Stories from the Land of Cain (Wihak) and Weyburn: An Archaeology of Madness (Irwin), Persona (Bergman) and La Jetee (Marker).

390AJ - Aboriginal Cinema In Canada
This course will survey current issues in Aboriginal filmmaking in Canada with a focus on theoretical approaches such as identity formation, post-colonialism, and feminist perspectives.

390AK - Editing the Prairie
This course will incorporate techniques and concepts of black and white photography with critical discourse concerning the literary "double," abjection and erotics of domination to examine Regina and Edmonton as evolving urban spaces/regional identities in Canada's "New West."

390AL - Cinema of John Cassavetes
This course will investigate the cinema of American director John Cassavetes. Issues to be considered include auteurism, gender and the family across his oeuvre.

390AM - Indigenous Media and Youth
Student will participate in community teaching project, Engaging Media and Indigenous Youth, that offers seven classes at the Rainbow Youth Centre in Regina. The student will develop skills and knowledge in research, presentation and documentation, Indigenous film and media literacy.

391 - Directed Study - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either 3rd or 4th year.

392 - Directed Study - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either 3rd or 4th year.

393 - Directed Study - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either 3rd or 4th year.

394 - Directed Study - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either 3rd or 4th year.

400 - Senior Production l
Advanced course incorporating development, research and production. *Note: Materials Fee: $175.*

401 - Senior Production ll
A continuation of FILM 400 in which students will produce a major production. *** Prerequisite: FILM 400 *** * Note: Materials Fee: $175. *

403 - Producing for Film
Examining the creative, organizational, and managerial roles of the producer. ***Prerequisite: FILM 202*** *Note: Materials Fee: $100.*

411 - Directing the Narrative Film
Concentrated focus on the director's role and working relationship with actors, crew, and script. *** Prerequisite: FILM 300 *** * Note: Materials Fee: $100. *

412 - Directing the Experimental Film
Engaged creation of a diverse range of film and video as experimental form. ***Prerequisite: FILM 202*** *Note: Material Fee: $100*

413 - Directing the Documentary
Advanced methods of documentary production. ***Prerequisite: FILM 202*** *Note: Material Fee: $100*

440 - Seminar in Film Authorship
An in-depth examination of the films or videotapes of a major director. The choice of director will vary from semester to semester and may be from any film or video tradition. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credit hours or permission of the Department Head. ***

460 - Interactive Media and Performance
Situating interactive media and performance in historical, socio-cultural, and political contexts, this hybrid studies/production course includes critical analysis of mass media, performance and audio art, DJ Cultures, film, music, video, sound tracks, video games, anime, computer interfaces, websites, web video, radio, and television, and online social networking. **Permission of the Department Head is required to register** *Note: Students wishing to use this as a production course in their program must request permission from the department head*

480 - Seminars in Special Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced seminars that will give concentrated focus to such topics as national cinemas, women and film, issues in film theory, etc.

480AC - Photography and Film
This course will focus on the technological, aestethic and ideological relationships between photography and film. Topics will include realism, reflexivity, and the influence of photography on film. Students will apply the theories of Andre Bazin, Roland Barthes, and others to films such as "Blow-Up: and La Jetee". *** Prerequisite: Any 300-level film and video studies course. ***

480AE - Theories of Authorship
This course's goal will be to discuss the theoretical assumptions underlying the auteur approach to studying and interpreting films. Topics will include romantic theory, the intentional fallacy, auteur-structuralism, intertextuality, enunciation, the author in a commercial context, etc. *** Prerequisite: Any 300-level film and video studies course. ***

480AF - Cronenberg
David Cronenberg is Canada's foremost auteur, celebrated as a taboo-breaking genius by his fans and dismissed as a dangerous pervert by his detractors. This seminar examines his idiosyncratic films as they challenge the boundaries of genre, gender, and good taste in their explorations of mind and body, desire, the technologies of modernity, and the limits of human existence.

480AG - The Samurai Films of Kurosawa
This course will focus on three of Akira Kurosawa?s samurai films, in terms of their distinctive handling of genre conventions. Both stylistic and thematic issues will be covered.

480AH - Frontier Hollywood, Myth & US
This course explores the dynamic relationship between American film and the mythical American frontier. Myth and its cultural significance, Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis, the history of American cinema, the role of myth in film, the genesis of the Western, and the nature of Manifest Destiny, will be examined. *** Prerequisite: Any 300-level FILM course. ***

480AI - Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
This senior course examines the most recent developments in Russian cinema in the context of national cinema discourse, and investigates issues of film production, film aesthetics, national belonging and gender identities. The seminar discussions are organized around weekly screenings of new Russian films. *** Prerequisite: One course from FILM 345, 346, 348, 350, or 380AA-ZZ, or permission of the Department Head. ***

480AJ - The Films of Atom Egoyan
This course will survey the films of Atom Egoyan as an important Canadian auteur and a key figure in the Toronto New Wave. *** Prerequisite: FILM 345, 346, 348, 350, or one course from 380AA-ZZ, or permission of the Department Head. ***

480AK - World Music and Film
This course incorporates the foundational theory and introduction to world music, popular music, and the complex relationships between world music and film. ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register. **

480AL - Kubrick: Photography and Film
Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's work as a photojournalist for Look magazine in the late forties influenced his development as a visual story-teller. This course will focus on the narrative aspects of his photo-essays and the photographic aspects of his films. *** Prerequisite: Any 300-level film and video studies course. ***

480AM - Blaxploitation to Hip Hop in American Cinema
This course will explore recent African American cinema, from blaxploitation (1970s) to the birth of the hip-hop genre (1980-90s). Topics will include historical context, empowerment/exploitation, issues of gender/masculinity, the relationship between white/black, and the parallels between the history of black cinema and the evolution of hip-hop.

480AN - French New Wave
This course offers an introduction to French New Wave (1959-1969) in light of the most recent critical studies of its historical and stylistic aspects. It focuses on prominent New Wave directors (Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rivette, Rohmer, Varda, Resnais, Melville) as well as on the world-wide influence of their works.

480AO - Horror And Mysticism On Film
This senior course focuses on the horror genre from historical perspective and in the context of narrative, anthropological and psychoanalytical theories. The seminar discussions are organized around weekly screenings of early representative works of mystery and mysticism on film through Hitchcodk to the latest developments in the psychological and slasher sub-genres.

480AP - Media & Performance
The content of the course includes critical analysis of mass media, performance and audio art, DJ Cultures, film, music video, sound tracks, video games, anime, computer interfaces, websites, web video, Radio, and television, and online social networking. This course situates interactive media and performance in historical, socio-cultural, and political contexts. ** Permission of Department Head **

480AQ - Stardom & Celebrity
This course will introduce the concepts of stardom and celebrity and their importance to contemporary cinema and culture. Issues will include the rise of the star system, star performance, star images, and stars as social phenomena.

480AR - Film Music Theory
This course will examine music's contribution to the movie soundtrack from narratological, psychological and aesthetic perspectives. Exploring these theories of film music will provide students with analytical tools allowing them to describe and discuss the forms and functions of a traditionally "ineffable" aspect of film. *** Prerequisite: Film 100 ***

480AS - Godard
Designed as homage to the legacies of the great film director Jean-Luc Godard, this course features a representative selection of films, which facilitate the discussion of his influence on film aesthetics and the politics of representation, as well as in such diverse spheres as music, dance, philosophy, and new media.

480AT - Film and Identity Formation
This Directed Studies course focuses on the social and personal aspects of identity formation in light of prominent modern and post-modern trends in cultural anthropology and social philosophy. The discussions are based on a selection of recent, internationally highly recognised - and heatedly debated- documentaries and fiction films.

480AU - The Culture of Cities
This course will introduce concepts in contemporary thinking about cities and culture, with a focus on the relationship of film, public art, and arts activism to the urban fabric.

480AV - Censorship and Propoganda in the Media
This course will introduce students to an interdisciplinary critical approach to the study of (self) censorship, propaganda and persuasion in the media on the basis of films, posters, and other artifacts from the early 20th century to the present.

480AW - Orientalism
Using the Southeast Asian City-State of Singapore as a case study, this course will examine historical, theoretical and aesthetic dimensions of Orientalism in fim and television, i.e. Western representations of the East.

480AX - Action Genre and Spectacle
This course will investigate the action spectacle and action adventure genre in contemporary film.

480AY - Cinematic Cities
This is an advanced course exploring questions of the relationship between the city and cinema in modern and postmodern contexts.

480AZ - Theorizing Small Cinemas
This course will examine the ongoing aesthetic, economic and political existence of various "small cinemas," such as the cinemas of small nation-states, Edison's Nickelodeon, the cinemas of ethnic and religious minorities, experimental film, the cinemas of closed communities and the cinemas of international struggle and resistance, etc. *** Prerequisite: Any 300-level film and video studies course, or permission of instructor. ***

480BA - Kenneth Anger: Queering Masculinity and Mysticism
This course will investigate the intersections between queer masculinity and mysticism in the films of Kenneth Anger. The course will trace Anger's career from 1947's Fireworks through to 1972's Lucifer Rising. A brief excursion into his contemporary work may also be made.

480BB - Post-Colonialism in Film
This course will examine the enduring legacy of colonialism in filmic representations of South-East Asia, both from Euro-American and Asian producers.

480BC - French Science Fiction Film - Advanced
This course will provide a historical survey of French-language science-fiction cinema, examining form, content and cultural context in an effort to identify its unique characteristics.

480BD - (Self) Censorship and Artistic Creativity
This course examines the paradoxical relationship between (self) censorship and film language, resulting, on one hand, in the unprecedented successes of Eastern European art under communism and the contemporary Iranian cinema and, on the other, in the notorious artistic stalemate of Nazi art and of Hollywood during the Cold War.

480BE - Early Kubrick
This course will examine Stanley Kubrick's photojournalism, documentary shorts and feature films prior to "2001: A Space Odyssey," to highlight transmedial and other cultural influences in the filmmaker's early development as a visual storyteller.

480BF - Jungian Archetypes in Film & New Media
This advanced undergraduate seminar course focuses on aspects of C.G. Jung's analytical psychology, with an emphasis on his theory of archetypes and their applicability to contemporary cinema, computer games, and the media.

480BG - Masculinities in Film Noir
This course examines the crises of masculinities, reflected in the Film Noir genre from the perspectives of gender studies, cultural-anthropology and film aesthetics. The discussions are organized around daily screenings, manifesting major developments of the genre in Hollywood, European and Asian cinemas.

480BH - Advanced Documentary Studies
This course will investigate advanced topics in documentary studies, and could include topics such as contemporary questions of nation, identity, politics, environment, etc.

480BI - Jung/Psychoanalysis/Shakespeare
This advanced seminar course offers unique opportunities to explore archetype, myth, dreams and in-depth aspects of the psyche on the basis of four Shakespearean plays, and in light of the analytical psychology of C. G. Jung and his neo-Jungian followers. The class group discussion entails downloadable readings, photography, and websites.

480BJ - Advanced Expanded Cinema
This course engages in advanced theories and concepts of expanded cinema. Topics could include performing the self in social media; archiving the self; film and new media in the gallery space; art and immersion; expanded cinema as expanded consciousness; artists as case studies, etc.

480BK - Arab Cinema
This course offers an overview of Arab filmmaking practices and the political and social issues that have become central to Arab cinema. The course will expose students to the major directors of Arab cinema, and the historical, ideological, aesthetic and narrative concerns of their films. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours***

480BL - Afrofuturism
This course will examine Afrofuturism in films from around the world. Focussing on themes and concerns of the African diaspora through a technoculture and science fiction lens, the course will explore a range of media artists with a shared interest in envisioning black futures that stem from Afrodiasporic experiences.

480BM - Atom Egoyan's Diasporic Cinema
This course explores the narrative features and lens-based film installation work of Atom Egoyan, one of Canada's most famous cinematic auteurs.

481 - Seminars in Special Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced seminars that will give concentrated focus to such topics as national cinemas, women and film, issues in film theory, etc.

481AC - Science Fiction Film
This course serves as an introduction to the theory of science fiction and of genre. An attempt will be made to circumscribe the science fiction genre by defining its main features, and examining some representative films which may or may not challenge that initial definition.

481AD - Superheros in Film
Exploring the character of the superhero throughout film history. Utilizing theoretical and philosophical readings of the superhero to examine their identity and purpose in film and society.

481AM - Blaxploitation to Hip Hop in American Cinema
This course will explore recent African American cinema, from blaxploitation (1970s) to the birth of the hip-hop genre (1980-90s). Topics will include historical context, empowerment/exploitation, issues of gender/masculinity, the relationship between white/black, and the parallels between the history of black cinema and the evolution of hip-hop.

482 - Seminars in Special Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced seminars that will give concentrated focus to such topics as national cinemas, women and film, issues in film theory, etc.

483 - Seminars in Special Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced seminars that will give concentrated focus to such topics as natioanl cinemas, women and film, issues in film theory, etc.

484 - Seminars in Special Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced seminars that will give concentrated focus to such topics as national cinemas, women and film, issues in film theory, etc.

485 - Seminars in Special Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced seminars that will give a concentrated focus to such topics as national cinemas, women and film, issues in film theory, etc.

485AA - Kubrick's 2001
This course combines a scene-by-scene, formal analysis of Stanley Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey" with an examination of its intertextual dimensions, in order to situate "2001" in a broader cultural and historical context. *** Prerequisite: Any 300-level media studies course ***

486 - Selected Production Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced selected topics related to the production program. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

486AB - Directing Documentary
The course is intended to allwo the emerging director to explore the basic categories of documentary, including possible genre choices, and questions of aesthetics and authorship. Cinematographic and editing concerns will also be addressed as an integral part of developing and implementing the director's personal vision.

486AC - Mediated Sound
Mediated SOund examines the use of sound in theory, method and practice inherent to creation in music, visual art, cinema, exercises and assignements; participants will create and explore sonic art forms.

486AE - Acting Styles II
A continuation of the work in Acting Styles I. *** Prerequisite: THEA 150 and FILM 300 ***

486AF - Computer Animation and Motion Graphics
Students will be introduced to different computer animation and motion graphic techniques in the context of visual communication, narrative storytelling, and collage. This is for students wishing to expand upon previous exposure to animation, introducing contemporary CG approach using storyboards and After Effects, Moho, and Photoshop software to actualize ideas. *** Prerequisite: FILM 203 or FILM 208 ***

486AG - Directing Actors Through Rehearsal to Performance
This course focuses on developing the director's understanding of the acting process, the mainstream acting/directing lexicon, and methods used to guide actors through rehearsal and performance to a complete realization of the combined actor/director vision of character. *** Prerequisite: THEA 150 and FILM 300 ***

486AH - New Media Production: 2D Digital Animation and Motion Graphics
2D animation using digital technology. Various graphics programs will be explored, including Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as editing and animation software including Flash, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. Projects include character animation, stop motion, and puppet animation using digital technology, and music videos or other motion graphics pieces. *** Prerequisite: Film 208 ***

486AI - Advanced Production Project
This course develops student filmmaking skills through hands-on experience on the professionally-run set of a production made through the Department of Media Production & Studies, with support from Saskatchewan film industry organisations. Students work within specific crew roles through pre-production and production alongside local professional industry members. *** Prerequisite: Film 300 ***

486AJ - Advanced Animation
This course will advance upon the study of various techniques of animation including computer generated or assisted animation, alternative approaches, hybrid live action/animated filmmaking, and the use of sound in animation. ***Prerequisite: Film 203 & Film 300***

486AK - Advanced Production Project ll
This course develops student filmmaking skills through hands-on experience on the professionally-run set of a production made through the Department of Media Production & Studies, with support from Saskatchewan film industry organisations. Students work within specific crew roles through pre-production and production alongside local professional industry members. *** Prerequisite: Film 486AI ***

486AL - Internaional Media Distribution
International distribution is the avenue a film/TV series takes to realize revenue and outreach to audiences. This course explores strategies and approaches of distributors and their relationship to producers and investors of programming. Students will learn about industry trends, conducting business in foreign countries, and how to successfully market programming.

486AM - Advanced Screenwriting
A workshop course that will introduce the student to the fundamentals of writing for the screen. ***Prerequisite: Film 202***

486AN - Post Production for Green Screen Video Porduction
An intensive creative investigation of the video editing, sound recording, and preparation and implementation of design elements in the post production stage of a green screen based video production.

486AO - Post-Production Video Design
An intensive creative investigation of the creation, photography, and implementation of miniature elements as background elements.

486AP - Advanced Intermedia
Advanced level Intermedia projects in time-based installation and media art. Collaborative and self-initiated projects with emphasis on refinement of conceptual skills and continued engagement with the process of critique. Student projects contextualized within current practice and histories of media art.

486AQ - Advanced Intermedia
Advanced level Intermedia projects in time-based installation and media art. Collaborative and self-initiated projects with emphasis on refinement of conceptual skills and continued engagement with the process of critique. Student projects contextualized within current practice and histories of media art.

486AR - Green Screen Post Production
In this course, the student will work at editing a video project which will include the layering and compositing of still and moving images into green screen areas of the frame. Colour correction and audio editing will also be considerations.

486AS - Film Festival Administration
The course focuses on the planning, programming and presentation of the National Student Film Festival. **Permission of the Department Head is required to register**

486AT - Web Series Production
The students will work as associate producers and crew members during the pre-production and production phases of a Web Series.

486AU - Scriptwriting III
The course will focus on scriptwriting structure, creativity and writing assignments to enable the student to build on their learning in previous scriptwriting courses.

486AV - Advanced Animation II
Students will specialize on an animation technique of their choice and focus on the creation of a single sophisticated animated project.

486AW - Advanced Writing for the Screen
The course builds on the screenwriting skills developed in Film 310, and allows students to pursue more ambitious writing projects for screens (Film/TV/Web) across a range of genres. ***Prerequisite: FILM 310***

486AX - Inside the Yorkton Film Festival
In this directed studies course, students will attend and conduct research at the Yorkton Film Festival. Students will be required to attend a full slate of events at the 2016 festival, May 26-29 and are responsible for covering their festival pass, travel, accomodation and meal expenses. **Permission of the Instructor is required to register**

487 - Selected Production Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced selected topics related to the production program. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

488 - Selected Production Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced selected topics related to the production program. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

489 - Selected Production Topics - an AA-ZZ series.
Advanced selected topics related to the production program. * Note: A materials fee of up to $100 may be required. *

490 - Research Methods
Seminar open to students completing an honours concentration in film and video studies. Students will be expected to present a clear timetable and to discuss thesis work in seminars throughout the term. ** Admission to honours program is required to register. **

490AA - Research Methods in Masculinities
This course will survey the critical and theoretical material in the field of masculinity studies as it relates to contemporary questions in film studies. The student will focus particularly on the theory of "gender regimes" as elaborated in the work of influential Australian scholar R.W. Connell.

490AB - The Films of Jean-Claude Lauzon
This course will survey the films of Quebec director Jean-Claude Lauzon. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of contemporary identity, including abjection, semiotic self-negation, family trauma, and the influence of ritual and Catholicism in his work.

490AC - Research Methods and Thesis
This self-study is focused on research methods and theoretical approaches applied in writing an honours thesis on representation of Gypsies/Romas in EE cinema from aesthetic, cultural, and anthropological point of view begun during the fall of 2007.

490AD - Lynch's Narrative Strategies
This honours research paper will investigate narrative strategies in David Lynch's Twin Peaks and Fire Walk with Me through a Lacanian lens.

490AE - Lars Von Trier's Antichrist
This Honours Paper will investigate sexuality and misogyny in Lars Von Trier's controversial film AntiChrist.

490AF - Serial Killers in Current Media
This honours research paper will investigate the figure of the serial killer in contemporary film and television with a focus on a psychological reading with special emphasis on Dexter.

490AH - Post 9-11 Anxiety in Recent Film
This Honours Research Paper will investigate the effects of economy and religion in post 911 cinema with a focus on P.T. Anderson's There Will Be Blood.

490AI - Film Acting and Sacrifice
Examining the connection between actors and their characters: film acting as a sequence of objectificaitons and reincarnations, entangled with connections to divinity, spectacle, applied meanings, and identity, and analogous in process and function to sacrifice.

490AJ - The Compilation Film Essay
Focusing on 'personal' documentaries, this course explores how innovative filmmakers (Forgacz, Marker, Mekas, among others) utilize montage, first person perspective, and essayistic forms to test the limits of the so called "traditional' documentary, and also examines closely the aesthetic, philosophical, and socio-political aspects their approach to filmmaking entails.

491 - Directed Study for Senior Honours Students - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed as required for individual students.

491AC - 2001: A Space Odyssey
To analyze director Stanley Kubrick's Seminal Science Fiction Film from a number of different critical perspectives.

491AD - Photo Works of Cindy Sherman
Class will be exploration of photographic work of Cindy Sherman and her importance to medium of photography and practice of art making.

491AE - Abjection in Saskatchewan Filmmakers
This course will investigate the "abject" as a theoretical and cinematic construct in the work of contemporary Saskatchewan filmmakers, including Darrell Miller, Elaine Pain, Gerald Saul, Brian Stockton, and Mark Wihak.

492 - Directed Study in Film Studies - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed as required for individual students.

492AA - Blaxploitation to Hip Hop in American Cinema
This course will explore recent African American cinema, from blaxploitation (1970s) to the birth of the hip-hop genre (1980-90s). Topics will include historical context, empowerment/exploitation, issues of gender/masculinity, the relationship between white/black, and the parallels between the history of black cinema and the evolution of hip-hop.

492AB - Archetypes of Salvation
This self-study examines the archetypes of salvation (or of the saviour) as they emerge into the conscious realm from the individual and collective unconscious, dreams, mythology, and religion. Of particular interest will be the focus on imaging of deities (Christ, Budha) in a post-modern, crass commercial, image-saturated, global world.

492AC - Imaging Gypsies on Film
This self-study focuses on representation of Gypsies/Romas from aesthetic, cultural, and anthropological point of view. The discussions are organized around a cluster of films, produced over the last forty years or so in Central and Eastern Europe and in light of the latest studies on media representation of ethnicity.

492AD - The Films of Federico Fellini
This directed studies course examines the works of the famous Italian director Federico Fellini from cultural, social and aesthetic - modernist and post-modernist - point of view. The discussions are based on fourteen films, made from 1950 through 1986, and in light of the latest studies of his oeuvre, published in English.

496 - Senior Directed Studies - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either third or fourth year. * Note: Materials Fee: $150. *

496AL - Advanced Animation
This course will study various techniques of collage and cut-out style animation. Examples will be screened and studied, and a brief analysis of these films will be conducted. ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register. **

496AN - Comprehensive Film Production
Scripting, directing & editing an experimental narrative video piece.

496AO - Advanced Colour and Black & White Photography
An exploration of advanced concepts and techniques in photographic media, including the physical properties of still photography as a visual medium, plus techniques in the manipulation and printing of photographic media. The course will culminate in the presentation of these explorations as an exhibition.

496AP - Experimentation With 16mm Colour Film Developing
This course will explore the personal expressionism of experimental film, focusing on the use of colour negative 16mm film and the processing procedures. Through the exploration of colour, image, sound and editing the student will develop her own form of personal expression. ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register. **

496AQ - Surround Sound Post Production
A course designed for senior undergraduate students with specialized requirements for audio post-production projects, above and beyond the standard course requirements in Film 401. The course curriculum is tailored to the specific needs of each project, with an emphasis on completing the project in multichannel 5.1 surround sound.

496AR - Soundscapes and Soundtracks
A course designed for a senior undergraduate student with a specialized requirement for a multichannel soundtrack, above and beyond the standard course requirements in Film 401. The course curriculum is tailored to the specific needs of this project, including the design of soundscapes and a soundtrack in multichannel 5.1 surround sound.

496AS - Production Skills
Course will discuss personal and collaborative aspects of filmmaking through class production of a short narrative film and individual production of a short film of any genre. Topics covered will include elements of pre-production, production and post-production, research, stimulating creativity, script and grant writing processes, dealing with feedback and distribution.

496AT - Advanced Documentary Production
The course will focus on the production of a documentary film, including research and development, budgeting, production and post-production.

496AU - Dual Screen Production
A course designed for a senior undergraduate student with the specialized creation of a multivisual, time-based narrative. The course curriculum is tailored to the specific needs of this project, including the design of visuals, research into theory and historical cinematic practices, plus the development of software methods

496AV - Post-Production Skills
Course pursues skill development in post-production sound and picture through completion of the student filmmaker development project OUT IN THE COLD. Students will participate in observational and hands-on learning at Talking Dog Studios and Java Post post-production houses in Regina. Some administrative assistance will also be done for the project.

496AW - Long Exposure in Photography and Cinematography
An extensive study of the technique and aesthetics of the photographic and cinemagraphic use of long exposure times. Historical case studies will be used as a starting point for determining practical contemporary working methodologies. ** Permission of Department Head is required. **

496AX - Post-Production ll
Course pursues skill development in post-production sound and picture through completion of the student filmmaking development project This Time Last Winter,produced through Film 486AI (Winter 2009). Student will participate in hands-on and observational learning at Talking Dog Studios, Mind's Eye Entertainment, Java Post Production and Vertical Sync in Regina.

496AY - Feature Film Screenwriting
In collaboration with the instructor and a fellow directed studies student, the student will create a feature film screenplay based on an existing treatment.

497 - Senior Directed Studies - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either third or fourth year. * Note: Materials Fee: $150 *

498 - Senior Directed Studies - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either third or fourth year. * Note: Materials Fee: $150 *

499 - Senior Directed Studies - an AA-ZZ series.
Supervised reading and research designed for individual students in either third or fourth year. * Note: Materials Fee: $150 *