Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Media and Performance Production– Specialization (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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Plans of study for students who were admitted to a Media and Performance Specialization Plan after May 1, 2020
Subject:  Administered by the School of Drama and Music and the Department of Film and Media.
Plan:  Consists of 84.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Introduction to Theatre
The Republic to Rationalism: History, Arts, and Performance l
Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance ll
Thinking Locally
Acting Globally
B. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Film, Media and Screen Cultures
Thinking Locally
FILM 104
C. Complete the following:
FILM 250Fundamentals of Media Production3.00
D. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Introduction To Theatre Production
Technical Practicum
Drama Practicum
Introduction to Digital Audio Recording, Editing, and Mixing
Music Practicum
E. Complete the following:
MAPP 200Media and Performance I3.00
F. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Media and Performance Il
Sound Production
Visual Music
G. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Contemporary Issues in Cultural Studies
Research Methods in Performing Arts
Research Methods in Performing Arts Education
H. Complete the following:
MAPP 400Media and Performance Major Project6.00
2. Option
A. MAPP_Perf_Options9.00
B. MAPP_Media_Prod_Options6.00
C. MAPP_Narratives6.00
D. MAPP_History_Media_Culture_Options6.00
E. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Theatre Administration
Creative Industries in 21st Century
Audience Reception
Arts Professionalism
F. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
DRAM at the 300 level or above
FILM at the 300 level or above
MUSC at the 300 level or above
MUTH at the 300 level or above
G. Select 9.00 units from the following:9.00
DRAM at the 200 level or above
FILM at the 200 level or above
MUSC at the 200 level or above
MUTH at the 200 level or above
Elective Courses36.00
Total Units120.00

3. Notes

A. FILM 250 Fundamentals of Media Production:  Fundamentals of Media Production is the prerequisite course for all upper-year FILM production courses and therefore should be taken in 2nd-year.  FILM 257 Film and Media Concept Development:  Film and Media Concept Development is the prerequisite for FILM 312 Screenwriting.

B. A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Media and Performance Production Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


MAPP Performance Options
DRAM 237Elementary Acting I - The Actor's Instrument3.00
DRAM 238Elementary Acting II - Theories and Styles of Acting3.00
DRAM 239Special Topics in Performance I3.00
DRAM 273Medieval Drama Performance3.00
DRAM 331Playing Shakespeare3.00
DRAM 332Performing with Masks3.00
DRAM 335Acting for the Screen3.00
DRAM 339Special Topics/Performance II3.00
DRAM 373Scene Study at the Shaw Festival3.00
MUSC 100Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 112Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 115Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 200Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 212Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 215Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 2721.50
MUSC 300Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 312Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 315Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 400Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 412Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 415Large Ensemble1.50
MUTH 210Physiology and Production of the Voice3.00
MUTH 211Dance for Music Theatre3.00
MUTH 310Dancer-Singer in Music Theatre3.00


MAPP Media Production Options
FILM 214Mobile Communications3.00
FILM 318Screen Curatorial Practices3.00
FILM 356Animation Production3.00
FILM 369Advanced Animation3.00
FILM 3773D Animation for Virtual and Augmented Reality3.00
FILM 387Cinematography and Visual Aesthetics3.00
FILM 389The Music Video: Visual Art, Music, and Screen-Based Media3.00
FILM 390Open Media Production3.00
FILM 391Advanced Open Media Production3.00
FILM 392Video Production3.00
FILM 393Advanced Video Production3.00
FILM 394Post-Production3.00
FILM 410Video Production for Digital Media3.00
FILM 455Cross-Platform Storytelling3.00
FILM 459Film and Media Practicum3.00
MAPP 395Internship3.00
MAPP 493Visual Music3.00


MAPP Narratives Options
DRAM 220Play Reading and Analysis3.00
DRAM 251Introduction to Playwriting3.00
DRAM 303Indigenous Playwrights3.00
DRAM 306Canadian Drama3.00
DRAM 311Theatre for Young Audiences3.00
DRAM 350Playwriting III6.00
FILM 206Research, Writing, and Presentation Methods3.00
FILM 207Writing Foundations for Film and Media3.00
FILM 226Critical Inquiry3.00
FILM 257Film and Media Concept Development3.00
FILM 312Screenwriting3.00
FILM 325Cinemas in Canada: Anglo-Canadian/Quebecois(e)/Indigenous3.00
FILM 346Television and Seriality3.00
MUSC 151Introduction to Instrumental Composition3.00
MUSC 152Introduction to Vocal Composition3.00
MUSC 255Electroacoustic Music Composition6.00


MAPP History, Media and Culture Options
DRAM 200Theatre History & Literature I6.00
DRAM 371Modern Drama at the Shaw Festival3.00
FILM 216Historical Inquiry3.00
FILM 217Film and Media History and Theory Pre-19603.00
FILM 218Film and Media History and Theory Post-19603.00
FILM 316Video Games and Culture3.00
FILM 317Art as Technology3.00
FILM 324Canadian Film and Media: Documentary/Experimental/Animation3.00
FILM  330
FILM 332Queer Cinemas3.00
FILM 339Media and Culture at the end of the 20th Century3.00
FILM 341Studies in Mass Media3.00
FILM 342Studies in Alternative Media3.00
FILM 378Computational Cinema3.00
FILM 388Indigenous Film & Media3.00
FILM 389The Music Video: Visual Art, Music, and Screen-Based Media3.00
FILM 476Social Documentary in Latin America3.00
FILM 477Black Aesthetics and Politics in Media: Studies in Race, Culture, and Art3.00
MUTH 110The Republic to Rationalism: History, Arts, and Performance l3.00
MUTH 111Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance ll3.00
MUSC 171Social History of Popular Music3.00
MUSC 210Western Art Music: Crusades to Colonialism3.00
MUSC 211Western Art Music: Industrialization to the Internet3.00