Course Offerings 2023-24

Film and Media Course List - Subject to Change without Notice

This is the complete List of Course Offerings for 2023-24 with detailed descriptions. This list is subject to change without notice and should only be used as a guide. Please also see the Arts and Science complete list of Courses of Instruction that Film has offered over the years.

****Note: FILM 110 is being replaced by FILM 111 and 112 as of Sept 2023. Both must be taken to replace 110 as core requirements for your Major/Joint/MAPP/COCA degrees.


Production Courses:

Production courses emphasize hands-on learning through creative projects. Enrollment in these courses grants students access to the Film and Media production resources (borrowing certain equipment from the Shop depending on what is covered in the course, booking the editing suites and production studio).

To ensure that every upper-year FILM Major/Joint, MAPP, and COFI student has a chance to take these production courses, students can only register for ONE course per term from the production courses listed below:

FILM 377: 3D Animation for Virtual and Augmented Reality

FILM 379: Virtual and Augmented Reality APP Development

FILM 387: Cinematography and Visual Aesthetics

FILM 392: Video Production

FILM 393: Advanced Video Production

FILM 394: Post-Production

FILM 451: Production Special Topic



NOTE: There are many other ANIM, FILM, and MAPP courses that have production elements, are hybrid, DIY, or part of the Animation Certificate. These can be taken in addition to the production courses listed above.

FILM 214: Mobile Communications

FILM 257: Concept Development

FILM 312: Screenwriting

FILM 356: Animation Production

FILM 369: Advanced Animation Production

ANIM 400: Special Topics in Animation

FILM 455: Cross Platform

MAPP 200: Media and Performance Production

MAPP 311: Sound Production

MAPP 400: Major Project

MAPP 401: Special Topic 

FILM 460: Major Project 

2nd Year FILM, MAPP, and COFI Students:
At this time we cannot guarantee access to any 300-level production courses during your 2nd year of study. You will, however, be pre-enrolled in the FILM 250: Fundamentals of Media Production course which will provide you with plenty of production instruction. We also reserve some seats for 2nd-year students in our FILM 214: Mobile Communications and FILM 257: Concept Development courses. You're welcome to try to enroll in just one additional production course in your 2nd-year, but because the 3rd and 4th-year students receive priority access, it's more likely that you'll have to wait until 3rd-year to take production courses besides FILM 250.

If during your enrollment time ticket this July you aren't able to enroll in any production courses (due to lack of space or restrictions/errors), please contact Alicia Kupinski or Gary Kibbins at undergraduatefilm@queensu.ca for help.


Learning Hours Legend

 

Code Meaning Code Meaning
L Lectures G Group Learning
T Tutorials I Individual Instruction
S Seminars O Online Activities
Lb Labs Oc Off-campus Activity
Pc Practicum P Private Study

 

****Note: FILM 110 is being replaced by FILM 111 and 112. Both must be taken to replace 110 as core requirements for your Major/Joint/MAPP/COCA degrees.


FILM 111/3.0     FILM, MEDIA, AND SCREEN CULTURES: History and Aesthetics     Fall 2023

This course offers an introduction to global time-based media starting with the emergence of film in 1895, through the development of television, video, digital and online technologies, accounting for the historical, political, and technological contexts in which each medium emerged. In doing so, students will learn to recognize the aesthetics associated with each medium. From large visual landscapes in 70mm film to small interiors in TV sitcoms, to artificial worlds in video games -- each medium developed an arsenal of forms and aesthetic norms capable of capturing the imagination.

EXCLUSION  FILM 110/6.0

LEARNING HOURS 112 (34L;12Lb;12T;10Pc;42P) 

Instructors: D. Vena / G. Kibbins 


FILM 112/3.0   FILM, MEDIA, AND SCREEN CULTURES: Theory and Practice     Winter 2024

This course offers an introduction to theoretical and critical approaches to global time-based media, focusing on the theories of film and media. Students will learn to identify an array of interpretive approaches (auteurism, structuralism, psychoanalysis, affect, postcolonialism, reception, algorithmic theory, material cultures) and apply such theories to the analysis of global time-based media. Students will pair these conversations with the process of creation, learning the production and circulation of time based-media in order to strengthen their own creative visual storytelling skills.

EXCLUSION  FILM 110/6.0

LEARNING HOURS 112 (34L;12Lb;12T;10Pc;42P) 

Instructors:  D. Naaman / S. MacKenzie

ANIM 200/3.0        Introduction to Animation               Winter 2024

This course offers a historical overview of animation practices and an introduction to animation 
theory. The course covers key developments in independent and commercial animation since the birth 
of the form, and offers critical engagement with emerging voices in the field of animation studies.
LEARNING HOURS: 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).
PREREQUISITE  Level 2 or above


Instructor: G. Gear


FILM 200/3.0       Introduction to Video Game Studies          Fall 2023

This course aims to provide students with a broad understanding of video games and video game studies through an examination of topics such as the video game industry, the aesthetics of video game, the ontology of video games, video game and genre, storytelling and representation in video games, video game's production of meaning and video game's role in culture. Students will play and analyze videogames while reading current research and theory from a variety of sources in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and industry. It is open to students from all disciplines and levels of experience in video games. NOTE Priority will be given to students in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24O;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the department) or registration in a CISC plan.
  

Instructor: P. Gauthier


FILM 201/3.0          Transnational Media                     Winter 2024

This course examines transnational media practices and routes of circulation. The course shall examine the political, social, aesthetic, cultural, and economic natures of transnational media and their relationship to questions of globalization from a media studies approach.

LEARNING HOURS: 108 (36 L; 24 LB; 48 P)  
PREREQUISITE: Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  

Instructor: Weixian Pan


FILM 206/3.0               Research, Writing, and Presentation Methods                 Fall 2023                         

How I Learned to Survive Film & Media Studies and Love Wuxia Cinema. This course is designed to teach academic ‘survival skills’ to second-year students (and beyond) using international films from wuxia, or martial arts cinema. Including introductory workshops on professionalism, time management and procrastination, as well as more detailed tutorials on writing foundations, thesis construction, and audio-visual analysis, this course provides students with the necessary knowledge to navigate Film and Media Studies. Students should prepare for an organic classroom experience that is paced to accommodate learning needs while still meeting the instructor’s expectations. Students should be ready to craft several written assignments, complete in-class exercises, participate in discussion, and present work in a structured and supportive environment. 

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;72P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the department). EXCLUSION   FILM 207

Instructor: D. Vena


FILM 210/3.0           The Horror Film          Fall 2023

This course examines the emergence and continuing popularity of the horror film from a global perspective. It explores the history and transformations of the genre and the ways in which the horror film has been mobilized in popular media to address larger cultural, political, and sociological issues.

LEARNING HOURS:108 (36 L;24 Lb;48 Ps)  
PREREQUISITE:  Level 2 or above.  

Instructor: D. Vena


FILM 214/3.0              Mobile Communications                                 Winter 2024

This course involves both media studies and production. Students will use their own mobile devices to complete a series of creative projects, while learning theoretical and practical aspects of mobile media communications. NOTE Priority will be given to students registered in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;36O;36P) 

Instructor: J. Kim


FILM 217/3.0             Film and Media History and Theory Pre-1960                              Fall 2023           

This course offers an overview of the early history and theories associated with film and media from the birth of cinema up until 1960. Students will become acquainted with the cinemas of German Expressionism, Soviet Montage, Italian Neorealism, Surrealism, the Avant-Garde, and the French New Wave, as well as various approaches to understanding filmNOTE Priority will be given to FILM Major and Medial students.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the department).

Instructor: A. Cook


FILM 218/3.0             Film and Media History and Theory Post-1960                            Winter 2024      

This course offers an overview of foundational, post-1960 histories and theories associated with Film and Media studies, including topics on authorship, spectatorship, and visual language. Students will become orientated to influential artistic and academic texts that have fundamentally altered the ways in which we approach the creation, dissemination, and interpretation of images. Students should come prepared to engage with robust, theoretical contributions to the field, as well as a range of visual materials. NOTE  Priority will be given to FILM Major and Medial students.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the department).

Instructor: D. Vena


FILM 220/3.0      Animated Feature Films from Disney to Ghibli                       Winter 2024

This course offers a historical, sociological, and theoretical framing and analysis of animated feature films produced by animation studios. The course will examine these beloved childhood classics as texts that are rich with ideological and political concerns. NOTE Priority will be given to students registered in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.  

PREREQUISITE   Level 2 or above.
LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)

Instructor: I. Robinson


FILM 226/3.0      Critical Inquiry            Fall 2023

Textual analysis of narrative and other films, including examination of formal, aesthetic, and narrative techniques and conventions, and their production of meaning in social and political contexts. We pay special attention to film reviews, using the road movie genre as a way to investigate the ways in which we write, critique and analyze film.

LEARNING HOURS  108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Private Study)  
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  

Instructor: K. Bertrand


FILM 236/3.0               Media and Cultural Studies                       Fall 2023 Online or In Person Winter 2024                                

FILM 236 introduces students to the field of contemporary cultural studies through the study of popular forms such as film, TV, media, and live performance. Students will analyze the significance of these popular forms and focus their attention on the media technologies (digital and analogue), online spaces, and networked environments in which they operate. Students will learn to conceptualize “media” through wide-ranging analysis: from readings that invoke a self-reflexive orientation to our social media use; to media texts that analyze what counts as “real” in our technological environments; to works that critique who has algorithmic and aesthetic control to shape discourses and the stories we tell. NOTE Also offered online, consult Arts and Science Online (Learning Hours may vary). Priority will be given to students registered in the MDIA Certificate or a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan. A limited number of seats in online sections of this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;24O;36P)

Instructor(s): I. Robinson / S. Lord


FILM 240/3.0               Media and Popular Culture                                  Fall 2023 In Person or Winter 2024 Online

This course on the dynamics between media and popular culture takes an interrogative approach. It is organized around a series of questions that will introduce students to a range of key concepts in media and mass communication studies, with the goal of providing a theoretical structure to support critical analysis of contemporary cultural trends. NOTE Also offered online, consult Arts and Science Online (Learning Hours may vary). Priority will be given to students registered in the MDIA Certificate or a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan. A limited number of seats in online sections of this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS   108(36L;36PS;36O)

Instructor: P. Gauthier


FILM 250/3.0            Fundamentals of Media Production                        Fall 2023 or Winter 2024

An introductory course to media production.  Topics will cover basic camera operations, visual composition, editing, sound, and lighting techniques. Students will work in teams to accomplish a series of short film productions. NOTE Production supplies $325. This course is not available to students registered in a FILM Minor or FILM General BA plan.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (48S;72P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Medial, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructors:  A. Guerrero Cortés / R. Randall / D. Elon 


FILM 257/3.0          Concept Development                                   Fall 2023 or Winter 2024  (3 sections)

This course explores various methods to conceive and develop film/media-related work, including elaboration of primary concepts, embarking on relevant research, and engaging with the script development process. Various formal strategies, storytelling techniques and aesthetic approaches are covered across different media and genres in this critical stage of pre-production. Students learn to identify which original ideas are worth developing, evolving initial concepts into workable scripts or project designs. NOTE This course is not available to students registered in a FILM Minor or FILM General BA plan.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;36PS;36O)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Medial, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructors: D. Elon


FILM 260/3.0               Digital Media Theory                       Summer 2024 - Online only

Survey of digital media theories and online mass communication practices, with emphasis on social and mobile technologies. Course considers the impact of digitalization on the creative and culture industries. NOTE Only offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Priority will be given to students registered in the MDIA Certificate or a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan. A limited number of seats in this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (72O;48P) 

Instructor:  P. Gauthier


FILM 275/3.0             The Frame    Winter 2024

This is a production course focused intensely on the frame, thinking through aesthetic choices, formal elements, and eventually storytelling. This course will allow students to focus their attention on the elements of the frame, mise-en-scene, lighting, exposure, composition as they build content (mood, power dynamics, stories).

LEARNING HOURS  108 (36L;18Lb;54P)
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the
department).

Instructor: D. Naaman


 

FILM 300/3.0         Hollywood: The Dream Factory          Fall 2023                                       

This course examines Classical Hollywood Cinema from the early 1940s until its demise at the end of the 1950s. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS     108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260) or permission of the department.

Instructor: I. Robinson


FILM 301/3.0       Studies in Cinemas of the Americas: The New Hollywood - American Cinema in the Sixties and Seventies  Fall 2023

This course will explore the New Hollywood, an era in American cinema defined by auteur filmmakers, character-driven stories concerned with psychological realism, contemporary political concerns, and pushing past the classic studio system’s parameters regarding representations of sex and violence. Our timeline will cover the era’s emergence in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate, to its decline in the late 1970s, as spectacular blockbusters took priority in Hollywood, and a series of auteur-driven box-office bombs prompted the studio system to wrench control back from directors. Our focus will cover the major cinematic texts of the era with consideration to their ideological implications, with relation to issues of representation and political values. Additionally, the course will trace the industrial and cultural conditions which prompted the inception of the New Hollywood, as well as the forces which developed its subsequent decline. This course consists primarily of film analysis, reading scholarly literature, and traditional academic writing, though space can be provided for non-traditional creative assignments.

LEARNING HOURS     108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan. 

Instructor: D. Simpson 


FILM 302/3.0           Genre     

Fall 2023 

Intermediate examination of generic convention, iconography, relations to modes of production and to audience, and historical dimensions, using as examples films or video productions in one or more genre. 

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  

Instructor: D. DeCosta


FILM 302/3.0  Genre: Excess and Body Genres          Winter 2024

Inspired by the work of foundational feminist scholar, Linda Williams, this course explores the formal and political properties of so-named 'body genres.' Focusing themes of excess and pleasure, this course works through the unique properties of horror, pornography, and melodrama. Upper-level students will be asked to analyze provocative materials across these three body genres and think through each's cultural offerings via in-class activities, written assignments, and discussions. Rather than shy away from the taboo, the macabre, and the sentimental, this course asks students to stay committed to engaging in previously maligned subjects and films.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  

Instructor:  D. Vena


FILM 303/3.0                  World Cinemas  Online Only Winter 2024

This course offers an overview of recent filmmaking practices from various continents. Transnational cinemas explore how intimate, personal styles of filmmaking converge with theories of globalization, hybridity and remediation.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (DEVS 240 or FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260 or LLCU 209).  

Instructor: K. Bertrand


FILM 305/3.0  European Narrative (in this case, Italian Cinema)    Winter 2024

In its heyday (1960s), postwar Italy briefly surpassed Hollywood in film production. At the time, Italian cinema was often considered the second most important national cinema after Hollywood. Film 305 will address Italian cinema, starting from Italian Neorealism, the most influential film “movement” in the history of film, and encompassing the “art film,” commedia all’italiana, and famed genre cinema (e.g., Fistful of Dollars) of the 1950s-1970s. We will then address Italian postmodernity and films such as The Great Beauty (Best Foreign Language Film, 2014). Major filmmakers to be considered: Sergio Leone, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ettore Scola, Lina Wertmüller, Paolo Sorrentino, and Alice Rohrwacher. The course will relate Italian cinema to culture and politics, addressing major moments such as the economic miracle, the women’s movement, and the rise of Silvio Berlusconi, and major issues such as terrorism, the mafia, the demonizing of the Italian South (the “Mezzogiorno”), and migration and immigration.

LEARNING HOURS 108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Private Study)  
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  

Instructor: F. Burke


FILM 310/3.0   Archival Remediation and Restoration of Time-based Media Winter 2024

This advanced-level course trains students and examines cutting-edge restoration processes in time-based media, particularly as it pertains to film and video. Using scanning and software technologies within the Vulnerable Media Lab, students will learn to restore and package archival media for archival, theatrical, and broadcast standards.

LEARNING HOURS 120 (36 L, 24 Lb, 30 P, 30 GL)  
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 250.  

Instructor: R. Randall


FILM 311/3.0              Mediating Misinformation       Winter 2024

This course critically evaluates narratives foregrounding the role of social media in the spread of disinformation. In contrast to claims that “fake news” is a product of new media, this course historicizes problematic information in the West as a perennial tool for maintaining existing power hierarchies. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above. 

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructor: E. Chalfant


FILM 312/3.0               Screenwriting                                         Fall 2023

Approaches to dramatic storytelling for the screen. The course covers facets of writing fictional screenplays, including story structure, plotting, and creating memorable characters. By studying the “language of screenwriting” and dramatic storytelling principles vis-a-vis imperatives of cinematic storytelling, students learn to effectively translate their own stories into produceable scripts. Coursework includes: analyzing films and scripts, learning standard screenplay format, practical exercises and assignments from first draft to final draft, and engaging in the rewriting and feedback process. Students emerge with a polished original screenplay. NOTE This course is not available to students registered in a FILM Minor or FILM General BA plan. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36S;72P)
PREREQUISITE   FILM 257 and registration in a FILM Major, FILM Medial, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructor: B. Babic


FILM 313/3.0  Film and Media Professional Writing and Presentation  Winter 2024

This course offers students an opportunity to explore diverse writing strategies for engaging a public, scholarly, or artistic audience with respect to moving images and media cultures. Topics of consideration include but are not limited to: the essay or article format; popular culture criticism; abstract or proposal submissions; grant applications.

LEARNING HOURS 108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Practicum)  
PREREQUISITE FILM 206 or FILM 207 or (registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan and permission of the Department).  

Instructor: D. Vena


FILM 314/3.0  Media and the Global South       Winter 2024

The course will explore the cinema and emerging media practices in the Global South with specific focus on South-Asian Popular Cinema. This course will engage deeper with the facets of stereotypes and ‘popular knowledge’ about South Asia through popular cinema and media practices in the regions of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. This engagement has potential to generate deeper understanding of where, why, and how such ideas originate, leading to a nuanced comprehension of the cinematic history and socio-political landscape of South Asia. The course will particularly focus on the representation of political resistance in different regions of South Asia and in different forms through popular cinema and media practices.

LEARNING HOURS  108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Practicum)  
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  

Instructor: M. Mehvish


FILM 320/3.0     Media and the Arts: Image Theory                 Fall 2023

This course will provide a survey of different aesthetic approaches towards images. Motivated by an interest in the non-representational function of images, this course will seek to ask what works of art can do rather than what they are about. With a focus on recent philosophical texts and works of contemporary art, this course will investigate concepts of phenomenology, mysticism, anthropology, politics, anachronism and archaeology in relation to the image. Lectures will be accompanied by film screenings and workshops. Notes: Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).

Instructor: H. Jay


FILM 325/3.0  Cinemas in Canada: Anglo-Canadian/Quebecois(e)/Indigenous  Fall 2023

This course examines fiction filmmaking from Anglo-Canadian, Quebecois(e), and Indigenous filmmakers, examining a variety of works produced from the 1980s onwards. We pay special attention to questions of intercultural collaborations, transnationalism, national and Indigenous identities and the various influences present in Canada's cinemas. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P).
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan.

Instructor: K. Bertrand


FILM 331/3.0        Women and Film    Fall 2023

Intermediate study in feminist approaches to the cinema and to films produced by women. Critical examination of critical and theoretical literature, and examples of narrative, documentary, and experimental cinemas.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P).
PREREQUISITE (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (registration in a GNDS Plan and GNDS 120 and GNDS 125).

Instructor: L. Muir


FILM 332/3.0         Queer Cinemas                                                        Winter 2024                                      

This course will examine the development of queer representation and filmmaking practices in the Western context. We will explore the history of queer artists and the ways in which they have manipulated, subverted, and altogether rejected traditional cinematic codes in order to express queer desires, pleasures, and traumas. Additionally, this course will introduce students to the field of queer cinema studies. Together, students will be exposed to a diverse array of artistic and academic content in order to think through broader considerations of gender, sexuality, and race within the context of Film and Media studies. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan or (registration in a GNDS plan and GNDS 120 and GNDS 125).

Instructor: T. de Szegheo Lang


FILM 335/3.0                                        Culture and Technology                                Winter 2024  - Online Only

Research and studies in relations of media, technology, and culture. Critical examination of cultural and communication technologies and the employment of technology within selected examples from film, television, and digital media. NOTE  Offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above. A limited number of seats in online sections of this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24O;48P).
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan or (FILM 236 and FILM 240).

Instructor: P. Gauthier


FILM 336/3.0         Film and Politics: Religion on Screen                        Fall 2023

This course examines filmic media that make use of religious themes, figures and metaphors. It explores the ways that the screen is used to reflect and shape religious ideas, practices, subject-positions, and ethics as well as ideological expression in society more generally. Students will be asked to consider how film and television in particular help construct binaries like insider/outsider, science/magic, and public/private that constitute the category of religion while participating in contested societal discourses. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan.

Instructor: E. Chalfant


FILM 339/3.0      The 90s: Media and Culture at the End of the 20th Century      Fall 2023                                    

This course will focus on the rapid technological and social changes in the 1990s and their effects on film and media. Topics may include: technology in science fiction and disaster films; the teen movie; racial diversity and the family sitcom; New Queer Cinema; and globalization and transnational media. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;36O;36P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).

Instructor: T. de Szegheo Lang


FILM 340/3.0               Advertising and Consumer Culture *ONLINE ONLY*                       Fall 2023   

This course examines advertising strategies across a range of different media to understand the construction and functions of consumerism and promotional culture in politics, art, material culture, and everyday life. Throughout the course, we consider a range of theoretical approaches and case studies to study the ways consumer culture intersects with identity, citizenship, and aesthetics. Assignments include online and/or on-campus exams, online discussion forum participation requirement, short reflective essays, and some creative design work. Assignments include online and/or on-campus exams, online discussion forum participation requirement, short reflective essays, and some creative design work.  NOTE Offered online (consult Arts and Science Online) and at Bader College, Herstmonceux. Learning Hours may vary. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above. A limited number of seats in online sections of this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L; 36O; 36PS)
PREREQUISITE  Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260) or (COMM 131 or COMM 231 or PSYC 342).

Instructor: I. Robinson


FILM 341/3.0         Studies in Mass Media             Fall 2023

An introduction to key concepts in media studies, with specific historical, contemporary, and/or thematic case studies each year. Topics will range from critical race studies and the media; television and media studies; gaming; the culture industry; mass audiences; digital economies and streaming; to advertising and commodification.

LEARNING HOURS 108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Private Study)  
PREREQUISITE (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  

Instructor: E. Sanders


FILM 342/3.0                Studies in Alternative Media: Activist Media Making    Fall 2023                                                    

Marginalized peoples have always spoken back to mainstream representations. Studies in Alternative Media will address the history of media-making by queer, feminist, and racialized communities. It shows how marginalized people have used diverse representational tools that range from analog technologies to digital worlds to define and represent themselves, advocate for change, and create community. The course is structured around technologies such as the xerox machine, the camcorder, and the smart phone since advancements in technology have often lowered financial barriers, thereby allowing broader groups of people to seize the means of production and dissemination in order to create activist media. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).

Instructor: T. de Szegheo Lang


FILM 346/3.0          Television and Seriality: Writing for the Episodic Form           Winter 2024  

This course offers a comprehensive overview of serial storytelling, focusing on the intricacies and possibilities of creating episodic content for TV and online media. Through simulated 'writers rooms,' students will have the opportunity to experience the collaborative nature of the industry, working alongside peers to develop compelling narratives. The ultimate objective of this course is to help students develop a critical
approach to existing serial content, as well as to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to create and write their own projects.

NOTE Even though FILM 257 is not a prerequisite, prior knowledge in concept development and crafting fictional narratives is strongly recommended for successful completion of this course.

LEARNING HOURS  108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Private Study)  
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  

Instructor: B. Babic


FILM 356/3.0               Animation Production                                     Winter 2024                                                        

A combined study of the theory of film animation with animation production techniques. Requirements will include the production of short animation exercises.  Note Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;60P)
PREREQUISITE   ANIM 200 or Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Medial, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructor: G. Gear


FILM 369/3.0       Advanced Animation Production    Fall 2023

This course covers a variety of advanced animation techniques and allows students to explore physical materials and digital tools. Students conceptualize and create an animated short film. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above. 

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).
PREREQUISITE   FILM 356, FILM 377, FILM 379, or FILM 394.

Instructor: G. Gear


FILM 377/3.0           3D Animation                Fall 2023                                 

This course covers the creation and animation of simple 3D objects. Students will have an overview of modelling, rigging, texturing, animating characters, and creating virtual 3D environments.
NOTE Animation Software: estimated cost $100.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P)
PREREQUISITE   ANIM 200 or registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Instructor: E. Surette


FILM 379/3.0    Virtual and Augmented Reality APP Development    Winter 2024

This course covers the development of augmented reality apps, filters, and virtual reality environments, using accessible software to generate, import, and rig characters. Students will have an overview of different applications to build and share interactive, 3D content on mobile devices.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P)
PREREQUISITE   FILM 356, FILM 377, or FILM 394
Notes: This course is not available to students registered in a FILM Minor or FILM General BA plan.
Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

Instructor: J. Norton


FILM 387/3.0    Cinematography and Visual Aesthetics     Fall 2023 or Winter 2024                

This course is an advanced practical course in cinematography and visual aesthetics. Through a series of lectures, hands-on practical shooting exercises, screenings, written responses, and open discussions students will explore visual aesthetics and the techniques used to author images with intent and consistency. Students will be individually evaluated through exercises and quizzes while shooting assignments can be completed independently or in small groups.  NOTE This course is not available to students registered in a FILM Minor or FILM General BA plan. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P)
PREREQUISITE  FILM 250 and registration in a FILM Major, FILM Medial, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructor: R. Randall


FILM 389/3.0        The Music Video                     Winter 2024

Music videos are vanguard media. A playground for emergent technologies, a showcase for formal innovation, and a stage for the cultural zeitgeist. They exist at the intersection of art and commerce, a blend of fashion, spectacle, and performance. This course is a survey of the music video, from its analog origins to the digital present, examining the ways in which the compact form contains big ideas; from changing image and sound relationships to critical perspectives on culture and politics.

LEARNING HOURS  108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Private Study)  
PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  

Instructor: B. Hocura


FILM 392/3.0                     Video Production                      Fall 2023 or Winter 2024

This course covers production techniques, including planning, production, and postproduction topics. Students can explore a variety of genres and forms, and will undertake a series of short exercises aimed at building technical skills. Specific themes covered will depend on the instructor. NOTE This course is not available to students registered in a FILM Minor or FILM General BA plan. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P)
PREREQUISITE   FILM 250 and registration in a FILM Major, FILM Medial, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructor:  A. Guerrero Cortés


FILM 394/3.0                  Post-Production                                             Winter 20234                              

This intermediate-level course explores technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of moving-image post-production. Students will complete exercises in order to gain a practical understanding of the creative challenges involved in creating a film out of raw footage, and will learn to employ established editing techniques. Technical training will cover best-practices for post-production workflows. Topics will include: post-production workflows; media management; editing techniques and creative strategies; theories of montage; scene coverage and continuity; working with effects: compositing, working with keyframes; sound design, editing and mixing; and colour correction and grading. NOTE This course is not available to students registered in a FILM Minor or FILM General BA plan. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P)
PREREQUISITE   ANIM 200 or registration in a FILM Major, FILM Medial, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructor: J. Norton


FILM 395/3.0               Internship                                                                Fall 2023 or Winter 2024

Students can apply to undertake a practical internship in media production, criticism or curatorship. All internships must be approved in advance by application to the Undergraduate Coordinator. Approval will depend on the quality of the proposal and the academic record of the applicant. Students are required to write a report about their experience and are evaluated jointly by their employer and a faculty member from Film and Media. It is the responsibility of students, not the Department of Film and Media, to arrange internships. NOTE Students will be awarded a Pass/Fail upon completion. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (120I)
PREREQUISITE   Permission of the department and registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Coordinator: G. Kibbins


 

ANIM 400/3.0                   Special Topics in Animation: Animation Exploder       Fall 2023

An advanced animation course exploring how specific works were created through the use of experimental and emergent animation techniques. This lecture and studio course includes in-class projects with a focus on knowledge sharing, hands-on animation practice, and collaborative work in expanding upon a history of animation alongside material practice. Techniques explored include puppet silhouette animation, object-based stop motion, sand painting, Claymation, and scratch film. Priority will be given to students in the ANIM certificate at level 4 or above.  

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P)
PREREQUISITE    ANIM 200 and registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan. 

Instructor: G. Gear


FILM 400/3.0          Film Geographies                  Winter 2024

This seminar considers the ways that film and media function as sites of geographical knowledge, research, critique, and creativity. We will examine diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of space and place in film and media artworks, including filmic representations of real places; the geographies of film and media production and industry; film cartographies and mapping; utopian and dystopian spaces; architectural forms of cinema; interconnections between cinema, urbanism and architecture; and issues of localization and globalization. Our seminar will draw on historical and theoretical approaches to scrutinize the ways that feature films, documentaries, essay films, experimental projects, televisual and digital media art, and installation projects work to question, critique, reflect, and speculate on the geographical organization of space. NOTE Students will be asked to view material and visit exhibitions outside of class time. Priority will be given to students at level 4 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE    Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Instructor: I. Robinson


FILM 402/3.0        Diasporic Media                     Fall 2023

This course examines the role of contemporary diasporic media (from art and activist media, to film, television, and digital born modalities) and the emergence of the variety of communities, networks, media practices, modes of circulation, performance, and production that take place within, across and beyond national borders.

LEARNING HOURS 108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Practicum)  
PREREQUISITE  Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  

Instructor: Weixian Pan


FILM 415/3.0              Contemporary Theory: Special Topic                  Fall 2023                                                     

This course is focused on the study and creation of new archival processes and forms of access for the robust audio-visual histories of media makers whose cameras and microphones are used to contribute to community resilience, and as tools of critical reflection of colonial and patriarchal archives. We will work in the state-of-the-art Vulnerable Media Lab and in the seminar to “make the old new again” through remediation projects. We will work with “born digital media” alongside a variety of “obsolete” and “marginal” media, all of which share their own kinds of material vulnerabilities. We will develop methods and processes to ensure this media art history is preserved and made available according to culturally specific and ethically driven forms of access, thus engaging in new conversations about cultural heritage. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 4 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Instructor: S. Lord 


FILM 416/3.0         Material Media Studies: Things, Ecologies, Affects                 Fall 2023                                          

This course will examine media from a perspective of materiality. Counter to popular sentiments about the immateriality of the Internet or the virtual as absent of physical bodies, this class looks to objects, environments, experiences, and sensations associated with media. The course will introduce material media studies concepts and explore media as material through class activities. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 4 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Instructor: E. Chalfant


FILM 420/3.0                   Advanced Approaches to Media Studies: Media Archaeologies                 Winter 2024

Advanced course in media theory, focusing on a special topic in the field each year. This course will teach students how to excavate the layers of historical media technologies that precede and partially determine contemporary media. Guided by the theoretical works of Friedrich Kittler, Wolfgang Ernst, and Siegfried Zielinksi as well as the methodological refinements developed by Jussi Parikka and Erkki Huhtamo, this course critically scrutinizes progressivist narratives of media history. By focusing on those media forms that have become obsolete, neglected, obscured, or imaginatively abandoned, we will ask how to bring plural media histories to bear on our understanding of today’s media landscape and to produce media design and art that intervenes in hegemonic media histories. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 4 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108(36l;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Instructor: E. Chalfant


FILM 430/3.0  Authorship: Special Topic  Fall 2023

Film 430 will focus on the work of internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, known for his transgressive mix of comedy and the horrific, and his destruction of boundaries around gender, sexual orientation, and most everything else. His films are aesthetically compelling and an inspiration for creative engagement. We will think through Almodóvar’s films, addressing important contemporary issues while also exploring the major changes that have occurred in Spain from the Franco period to today. His work is both local and global, paradoxically unhinged while also very much of its time and place.

LEARNING HOURS 108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Private Study)  
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan. 

Instructor: F. Burke


FILM 435/3.0  Culture and Representation: Film noir: Transnational Aesthetics and Politics    Fall 2023

This course examines film noir as a transnational mode of representation (as distinct from a genre) in terms of aesthetics and politics, with a special focus on the Cold War and its aftermaths. Beginning with an explorations of key antecedents like French poetic realism (Carné, Duvivier) and German expressionism (Lang, von Sternberg), we will then turn to the ‘classic film noir’ period in Hollywood (early 1940s to late 1950s: Hawks, Hitchcock, Huston, Siodmak, Tourneur, Wilder, Welles), alongside the form’s contemporaneous transnational manifestations in France (Melville, Godard), Italy (Visconti), Japan (Kurosawa), South Korea (Sang-ok), Sweden (Bergman, Molander), the UK (Reed), and West Germany (Lorre).

 

LEARNING HOURS   108(36l;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE  Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan. 

Instructor:  S. MacKenzie


FILM 445/3.0                     Narrative Film: Special Topic  Winter 2024

Advanced seminar on an area of narrative cinema, generally concerning a selection of feature-length films. Subjects have included international films of the 1990s.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P).
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Instructor:  A. Guerrero Cortés


FILM 450/3.0               The Business of Media                                             Winter 2024                               

A 12-week special topic course that serves as a general primer on the current business of media as it pertains to narrative storytelling.  We will broadly explore business considerations throughout the production cycle, from development through production to distribution and marketing, as well as explore various different career paths in media.  Although the primary focus is on film and television, we will explore different sectors including interactive digital media with an overall emphasis on cross-platform storytelling.  Throughout the course we will hear from various industry professionals via Skype and potential guest lecturer(s). The course will culminate in industry profile presentations and a planned daylong field trip to visit various Toronto-based media companies. NOTE This course is not available to students registered in a FILM Minor or FILM General BA plan. Priority will be given to students registered in the FILM Major plan at level 4 or above. There is a $50 fee for this course.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Oc;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Instructor: A. Jansen


FILM 451/3.0             Production: Chamber Cinema        Fall 2023                                          

Advanced narrative filmmaking course in which students will produce chamber films, films involving a small number of characters interacting over a short period of time in a limited environment.  Students will be introduced to chamber films across multiple genres for inspiration and analysis.  Students will write scripts for 1-2 characters in one location, will cast, produce and direct a 5-7min. film. The course is linked to DRAM 335: Acting for the Screen, and students will learn how to set audition for actors, and will employ the students from DRAM 335 as actors in the film.  The course is ideal for students who have taken either FILM 257 and/or FILM 312 AND Film 392 and/or FILM 393. . NOTE This course is reserved for fourth year students. Priority will be given to FILM Majors and Medials, as well as students in the MAPP Specialization. NOTE Priority will be given to students at level 4 or above but level 3 students may also enroll if space is available.  

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Instructor: D. Naaman


FILM 455 /3.0      Cross-Platform Storytelling   Winter 2024

A practical special topic course that explores how a single story can be told across different popular media with special attention to emerging platforms and technologies, from graphic novels to video games, augmented reality to virtual reality.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 48 Private Study)  

PREREQUISITE Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  

Instructor: A. Alberry


FILM 457/3.0           Film and Media Practicum I                                   Fall 2023

This course enables students to complete 100 hours of industry-focused practical experience, combined with various hands-on production opportunities or short work placements. NOTE Students will be awarded a Pass/Fail upon completion. Priority will be given to students at level 4 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (18L;18Lb;18Pc;18O;36P)
PREREQUISITE   B+ in FILM 250 and 3.0 GPA and registration in a FILM Major, FILM Medial, MAPP or COFI plan. EXCLUSION FILM 459.

Instructor: A. Jansen


FILM 458/3.0             Film and Media Practicum  II                  Winter 2024    

This advanced course enables students to complete 100 hours of industry-focused practical experience, combined with various hands-on production opportunities or short work placements, building on previous experience in FILM 457.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (18L;18Lb;18Pc;18O;36P)
PREREQUISITE   FILM 457. EXCLUSION FILM 459.

Instructor: A. Jansen


FILM 460/6.0               Major Project                                             Fall/Winter 2023/24

Seminar that draws on students' previous work to enhance advanced research, production and writing for final project in creative writing, criticism, journalism, production and/or curating and programming film, media, and digital culture. Topics from theory, criticism, and history of film, media, digital culture, film festivals, media arts exhibitions and museums will be addressed to suit individuals. Examples from narrative, documentary, experimental film or digital media art will be analyzed. Student projects will be published online and/or exhibited at the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. NOTE Open to FILM Major students only.

LEARNING HOURS   228 (36L;36G;36O;120Oc)
PREREQUISITE   Level 4 and registration in the FILM Major plan or permission of the department.

Instructors: E. Chalfant / G. Kibbins / W. Pan


 

FILM 500/6.0               Honours Thesis                                          Fall/Winter 2023/24

Open to students completing an honours concentration in Film and Media, or Stage and Screen Studies. May be an essay or a film or video project. Apply for FILM 500/6.0 or FILM 501/3.0, but not both, to the Undergraduate Coordinator by end of Level 3. NOTE: To use Film and Media video equipment the student must have completed FILM 250.

PREREQUISITE   Permission of the department and registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.


FILM 501/3.0               Honours Thesis                                           Fall 2023 or Winter 2024

Open to students completing an honours concentration in Film and Media, or MAPP. May be an essay or a film or video project. Apply for FILM 500 or FILM 501, but not both, to the Undergraduate Coordinator by end of Level 3. NOTE: To use Film and Media video equipment the student must have completed FILM 250.

PREREQUISITE   Permission of the department and registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.


FILM 510/6.0               Directed Studies                                          Fall/Winter 2023/24

Open to students completing an honours concentration in Film and Media, or Stage and Screen Studies. Enables a student to pursue an area of study not covered in regularly offered courses. Applicants must obtain approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator and supervising instructor. NOTE: To use Film and Media video equipment the student must have completed FILM 250.

PREREQUISITE   Permission of the department and registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.


FILM 511/3.0               Directed Studies                                       Fall 2023 or Winter 2024

Open to students completing an honours concentration in Film and Media, or Stage and Screen Studies. Enables a student to pursue an area of study not covered in regularly offered courses. Applicants must obtain approval of the Undergrad Coordinator and supervising instructor. NOTE: To use Film and Media video equipment the student must have completed FILM 250.

PREREQUISITE   Permission of the department and registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.


 

The Stage and Screen (STSC) Specialization has been redesigned as Media and Performance Production (MAPP) Specialization.  Students currently enrolled in the Stage and Screen Specialization will still be able to complete this degree but some of the required courses have been renamed as MAPP courses.


MAPP 200/3.0              Media and Performance I                             Fall 2023

This introductory course explores the integration of media and performance across a variety of contexts beyond traditional theatre and film. Students will be introduced to key theoretical concepts through which media and performance intersect, and will mobilize these concepts through their own original intermedial performance projects. NOTE    Priority will be given to students in the MAPP plan. Administered by the Department of Film and Media

LEARNING HOURS   120 (24S;36G;60P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a MAPP, FILM, DRAM, MUSC, or MUTH plan.

Instructor: A. Fitz-James


MAPP 300/3.0              Media and Performance II                                 Winter 2024                     

The course explores the relationship between different media within and across traditional domains such as theatre, film, art, dance, and music as well as the multiplicity of interactive forms that encompass digital media, studying digital media practices beyond changing art forms to commercial and non-profit realms. NOTE    Priority will be given to students in the MAPP plan at level 3 or above.  Administered by the Department of Film and Media.  

LEARNING HOURS   120 (24S;36G;60P)
PREREQUISITE    Registration in a MAPP, FILM, DRAM, MUSC, or MUTH plan.

Instructor: A. Na


Note: MAPP 493 won’t be offered this year but MAPP 311 can be substituted to complete core MAPP requirements.

MAPP 311/3.0                      Sound Production  Winter 2024

A production class exploring the formal concepts, historical underpinnings, and technical tools used in the production of independent sound works, or in the production of more elaborate sound components for video, film or theatrical projects.
NOTE   Priority will be given to students in the MAPP plan at level 3 or above.  Administered by the Department of Film and Media.
LEARNING HOURS   123 (36S;15Lb;72P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a MAPP, FILM, DRAM, MUSC, or MUTH plan.

Instructor: M. Rogalsky


MAPP 395/3.0               Internship                                                                Fall 2023 or Winter 2024

MAPP concentrators entering their third year many apply to undertake a practical internship in media production, criticism or curatorship.  All internships must be approved in advance by application to the Undergraduate Coordinator. Approval will depend on the quality of the proposal and the academic record of the applicant. Students are required to write a report about their experience and are evaluated jointly by their employer and a faculty member from Film and Media or the Dan School. It is the responsibility of students, not the Departments, to arrange internships. NOTE Students will be awarded a Pass/Fail upon completion. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (120I)
PREREQUISITE   Permission of the department and registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan.

Coordinator: G. Kibbins


MAPP 400/6.0              Media and Performance Major Project                        Fall/Winter 2023/24

MAPP 400 is a practice-based course that allows students to explore and produce various digital media projects by intersecting audiovisual productions and live arts through interactive, augmented and immersive media. In the first semester, students will learn practical theories and strategies for digital media production and performance to transform conceptual research into creative projects. The course will briefly introduce various theories, concepts and technical implementation for new media cinema, digital performance and multidisciplinary art projects. In the second semester, the course will focus on producing final major projects based on the material and investigations from the first semester. Students are not expected to produce creative outcomes that are limited to specific genres; they are encouraged to translate and expand their own artistic expertise and strengths by incorporating various digital media. By collaborating with students from various backgrounds (e.g., film, media, drama and music), they can push the boundaries of their creativity and intensify their expertise as digital media collaborators. NOTE   Priority will be given to students in the MAPP plan at level 4 or above.  Administered by the Department of Film and Media.  There is a $100 fee for this course.

LEARNING HOURS   228(36L;36G;36O;120P)
PREREQUISITE    MAPP 300 and registration in a MAPP, FILM, DRAM, MUSC, or MUTH plan.

Instructor: S. Bahng


MAPP 401/3.0                    Special Topic in Media and Performance: Immersive Storytelling            Winter 2024

Immersive storytelling is a practice-based course that allows students to learn and explore various storytelling methods through immersive media such as 360-degree video or 3D virtual reality technologies. Students will learn basic concepts and theories for immersive storytelling from various backgrounds (film, theatre, visual art and HCI) and transform conceptual research into media and performance production through practice. NOTE  Priority will be given to MAPP students at level 4 or above.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (24S;36G;60P)
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a MAPP, FILM, DRAM, MUSC or MUTH plan. 

Instructor: S. Bahng


 

FILM 236/3.0               Media and Cultural Studies   *ONLINE*                        Fall 2023                           

Introduction to cultural and social theory of film and other media as it relates to the tension between citizenship and consumerism. Examines roles, functions, and impact of mass media technologies, institutions, and practices in both scholarly and practical forms. NOTE Also offered online, consult Arts and Science Online (Learning Hours may vary). Priority will be given to students registered in the MDIA Certificate or a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan. A limited number of seats in online sections of this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS   Consult Arts & Science Online. Learning Hours may vary from in-person.

Instructor: I. Robinson


FILM 240/3.0               Media and Popular Culture *ONLINE*                                  Winter 2024                      

This course on the dynamics between media and popular culture takes an interrogative approach. It is organized around a series of questions that will introduce students to a range of key concepts in media and mass communication studies, with the goal of providing a theoretical structure to support critical analysis of contemporary cultural trends. NOTE Also offered online, consult Arts and Science Online (Learning Hours may vary). Priority will be given to students registered in the MDIA Certificate or a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan. A limited number of seats in online sections of this course will be reserved for DIST students

LEARNING HOURS   Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.

Instructor: P. Gauthier


FILM 260/3.0    Digital Media Theory  *ONLINE ONLY*                      Summer 2024

Survey of digital media theories and online mass communication practices, with emphasis on social and mobile technologies. Course considers the impact of digitalization on the creative and culture industries. NOTE   Only offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Priority will be given to students registered in the MDIA Certificate or a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan. A limited number of seats in this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (72O;48P) Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.

Instructor:  P. Gauthier


FILM 303/3.0                  World Cinemas  Online Only Winter 2024

This course offers an overview of recent filmmaking practices from various continents. Transnational cinemas explore how intimate, personal styles of filmmaking converge with theories of globalization, hybridity and remediation.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.

LEARNING HOURS   108 (36L;24Lb;48P)
PREREQUISITE (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (DEVS 240 or FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260 or LLCU 209).  

Instructor: K. Bertrand


FILM 335/3.0               Culture and Technology *ONLINE ONLY*                              Winter 2024

Research and studies in relations of media, technology, and culture. Critical examination of cultural and communication technologies and the employment of technology within selected examples from film, television, and digital media. NOTE Offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above. A limited number of seats in online sections of this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS   Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan or (FILM 236 and FILM 240).

Instructor: P. Gauthier


FILM 340/3.0               Advertising and Consumer Culture *ONLINE ONLY*                       Fall 2023    

This course examines advertising strategies across a range of different media to understand the construction and functions of consumerism and promotional culture in politics, art, material culture, and everyday life. Throughout the course, we consider a range of theoretical approaches and case studies to study the ways consumer culture intersects with identity, citizenship, and aesthetics. Assignments include online and/or on-campus exams, online discussion forum participation requirement, short reflective essays, and some creative design work. Assignments include online and/or on-campus exams, online discussion forum participation requirement, short reflective essays, and some creative design work. NOTE Offered online (consult Arts and Science Online) and at Bader College, Herstmonceux. Learning Hours may vary. Priority will be given to students at level 3 or above. A limited number of seats in online sections of this course will be reserved for DIST students.

LEARNING HOURS   Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning hours may vary.
PREREQUISITE   Registration in a FILM, MAPP or COFI plan or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260) or (COMM 131 or COMM 231 or PSYC 342). 

Instructor: I. Robinson


 

ANIM 200/3.0  Introduction to Animation                Winter 2024

This course offers a historical overview of animation practices and an introduction to animation theory. The course covers key developments in independent and commercial animation since the birth of the form, and offers critical engagement with emerging voices in the field of animation
studies.

LEARNING HOURS: 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or above

Instructor: G. Gear


ANIM 400/3.0  Special Topics in Animation  Fall 2023

An advanced course in developing expertise through research and/or praxis in specialized areas of animation production and studies.

LEARNING HOURS120 (36 Lecture, 24 Laboratory, 30 Group Learning, 30 Private Study)  
PREREQUISITE   ANIM 200 or (Level 4 or above and registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan).  

Instructor: G. Gear


 


The following courses may be used as Optional Film units: ARTH 203/3.0; ARTH 303/3.0; ARTH 319/3.0; CWRS 295/3.0; CWRI 397/3.0; DEVS 306/3.0; DRAM 205/3.0; HIST 220/3.0; LLCU 200/3.0; LLCU 206/3.0; LLCU 207/3.0; LLCU 209/3.0; LLCU 214/3.0; LLCU 249/3.0; LLCU 326/3.0; LLCU 328/3.0; RELS 137/3.0; SPAN 458/3.0; MAPP 200/3.0; MAPP 300/3.0;  MAPP 311/3.0; MAPP 493/3.0

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Course Code Legend:

FILM - Film and Media    MAPP - Media and Performance Production    ANIM - Animation  ARTH - Art History    

DEVS - Global Development     HIST - History   DRAM - Drama    LLCU - Languages, Literature and Cultures   

 RELS - Religion     SPAN - Spanish  CWRI - Creative Writing


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