Queen's Film and Media

Queen's Film and Media

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Film & Media Programs Overview

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: Our Degree Plans were revised in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Please contact the Film & Media Admin Office if you require copies of our older plan versions. 613-533-2178 or undergraduatefilm@queensu.ca


Film & Media Degree Plans 2018-19

  • Film & 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 & 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 & 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 & Media as your Minor you must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a B in FILM 110.

  • Film & 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 declare a General Degree in Film & 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. For more information, click here.


Please Film & Media Plan Thresholds for more information.


Special Field Concentrations

Stage & 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 & 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 Stephanie Wilson, Undergraduate Administrative Assistant for Film & Media, at 613-533-2178 or undergraduatefilm@gmail.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:

  1. Communication, Media and Technologies,
  2. Globalization, Nationalisms and Cultural Citizenship
  3. Social Movements
  4. 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.


More Information

See Course Offerings for the current year.


For full details on degree requirements, also see the Arts & Science Calendar.

For details on admission requirements and academic regulations, see the University Registrar and the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Students with questions or problems regarding courses, registration or timetables should contact Stephanie Wilson, Undergraduate Administrative Assistant for Film & Media, at 613-533-2178 or undergraduatefilm@queensu.ca