Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Film and Media – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

FILM-M-BAH

Subject: Administered by the Department of Film and Media.
Plan: Consists of 60.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Thinking Locally
and Film Form and Modern Culture to 1970
or
Film, Media and Screen Cultures
or
Film, Media, and Screen Cultures: History and Aesthetics
and Film, Media, and Screen Cultures: Theory and Practice
B. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
Introduction to Animation
Academic Research and Writing Methods for Film and Media
Writing Foundations for Film and Media
The Horror Film
Science Fiction Cinema
Historical Inquiry
Animated Feature Films from Disney to Ghibli
The Comedy Film
Critical Inquiry
Media and Cultural Studies
Film and Media Concept Development
C. Complete the following:
FILM 217Film Theory and History3.00
FILM 218Media Theory and History3.00
FILM 250Fundamentals of Media Production3.00
D. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
ANIM at the 400-level or above
Major Project
FILM at the 400-level or above (Excluding FILM 450,FILM 457,FILM 458,FILM 459)
2. Option
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
ANIM at the 400-level
FILM at the 400-level
B. Complete 15.00 units from the following:15.00
ANIM at the 300-level or above
FILM at the 300-level or above
FILM_Centric_Options at the 300-level or above
MAPP at the 300-level or above
C. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
ANIM at the 200-level or above
FILM at the 200-level or above
FILM_Centric_Options at the 200-level or above
MAPP at the 200-level or above
Electives
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. Maximum of 6.00 units may be taken from FILM_Centric_Options. 

4. Notes

A. FILM 110 has been replaced by FILM 111 and FILM 112.

B. FILM 250 is the prerequisite course for all upper-year FILM production courses, therefore FILM 250 should be taken in 2nd-year. FILM 257 is the prerequisite for FILM 312.

C. A maximum of 6.00 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, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

Film and Media Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (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.

FILM_Centric_Options

Cinema Focused Options
ARTH 203Art and Popular Culture3.00
ARTH 319Art in the Age of the Internet3.00
BLCK 200Black Studies and the Politics of Liberation: An Introduction3.00
CWRI 295Introduction to Creative Writing in Short Fiction and Poetry3.00
CWRI 397The Literary Screenplay3.00
DEVS 306Cuban Culture and Society l3.00
DEVS 307Cuban Culture and Society ll Havana3.00
GEOL 290Worldbuilding3.00
HIST 220Jews on Film3.00
LLCU 200Semiotics: Interpreting the World3.00
LLCU 206Rebel Cities3.00
LLCU 209Rio de Janeiro: the Marvelous City3.00
LLCU 214Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth3.00
LLCU 249Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture3.00
LLCU 325Is Less More? Historic and Current Cultural Aspects of Minimalism and Reduction3.00
LLCU 326Film in the New Europe3.00
LLCU 328Gender, Development and Film in Latin America3.00
SPAN 458Film y Politica en Argentina3.00