Programs in Film and Media
The Department focuses on the history, theory, and criticism of film, television and new media, and also offers training in the production of film, video and digital media. Through the study of film and television, we address related issues, such as ideology and power, communication, aesthetics, advertising and consumption, economics, and spectatorship. We examine other forms of cultural expression-- literature, painting, music, architecture--as they impact on film and television, and we examine the role of cultural industries and institutions in relation to film.
Although Film and Media is principally an Arts (rather than a Fine Arts) department, media production is central to our curriculum, and is a fundamental means to the achievement of our principal pedagogical goals: cultural awareness and literacy in language, image, sound, and film and video technology. Production as we teach it integrates creative expression; a strong grounding in film history, theory, and criticism; and an acute awareness of cultural issues. This rounded curriculum covers educational areas and skills that prepare students for a variety of professional careers including, but not restricted to, work in the film and television industries.
Note: All Film plans have been revised as of 2014, for the old plans see Film and Media Plans before 2014. Students who took Film 110 in 2013/14 will be grandfathered in and will have the choice to follow the old plan or the new plan.
Students at Film and Media Degree Plans 2016-17
Film and Media - Major: This Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 114 units, normally takes four years to complete, and will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree. For automatic acceptance into the Film and Media Major Program you must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a B+ in FILM 110.
Film and Media - Medial: This Plan, in combination with a Medial Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 110 units, normally takes four years to complete, and will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree. For automatic acceptance into the Film and Media Medial Program you must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a B+ in FILM 110.
Film and Media - Minor: This Plan, in combination with a Major Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree. To declare Film and Media as your Minor you must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a B in FILM 110
Film and Media - General: This Plan, with sufficient electives to total 90 units, normally takes three years to complete, and will lead to a Bachelor of Arts Degree. To receive a General in Film and Media you must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a B in FILM 110.
Online Media Studies Certificate: This Plan, consists of 12 units leading to a Certificate in Media Studies.
Please Film and Media Plan Thresholds for more information.
Special Field Concentrations
Stage and Screen Studies: This Plan offered with the Department of Drama, with sufficient electives to total 114 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree. For more information see Stage and Screen.
Computing and the Creative Arts: This Plan offered with the School of Computing, with sufficient electives to total 114 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.
For academic advisement on STSC or COCA plans please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Blaine Allan at email@example.com.
Queen's Cultural Studies Graduate Program
Queen's University also offers a Cultural Studies Graduate Program.The Program had admitted its first MA and PhD students September 2009. The 65 associated faculty from 20 departments have formed a program that will integrate the range of theoretical and practical approaches used in cultural studies, and will foster scholarship in both historical and contemporary fields of research.
The MA and PhD programs have been designed around four fields:
- Communication, Media and Technologies,
- Globalization, Nationalisms and Cultural Citizenship
- Social Movements
- Bodies and Identities
Both the MA and PhD programs will require coursework and research. However, these programs will also offer students the option of pursuing a practicum component. The practicum will allow those who choose to do so to develop their cultural practice (e.g. filmmaking) or to engage in community work as part of their studies. Graduates of the degree programs will be prepared to continue in academic work or to work as critically engaged citizens in a variety of social and cultural fora.
For more information, see the website of the Cultural Studies Program.
See the Film and Media Major Map from Career Services.
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See PDF Complete FILM Course Listings for a full list of all Film and Media courses.
For full details on degree requirements, see the Arts & Science Calendar.
Students with questions or problems regarding courses, registration or timetables should contact the Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Blaine Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or (613) 533-6000 ext. 77023.