Course Descriptions

Film, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

FILM: Film

FILM 100 (3) Introduction to Film Studies
Basic aesthetic, economic, sociological, and technological aspects of film. [3-0-3]
FILM 103 (3) Acting for Stage and Screen
An introduction to acting techniques pertaining to the style of psychological realism for stage and screen. Credit will be granted for only one of FILM 103 or THTR 103. [5 hours/week studio] [5 hours/week studio]
Equivalency: THTR 103.
FILM 200 (3) Introduction to Canadian Cinema
History and aesthetics of Canadian cinema. [3-0-3]
FILM 210 (3) Silent Cinema
Aesthetics, economics, history, and technological characteristics of international silent film, 1895-1929. [3-0-3]
FILM 220 (3) Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960
Analysis of the aesthetics, economics, history, and technological characteristics of the classical Hollywood period. [3-0-3]
FILM 250 (3) Workshop in Creative Writing: Screenwriting
Students are instructed and guided in the writing of screenplays, are encouraged to pursue experimentation in screenwriting, and will participate in the feedback and critique sessions that constitute the workshop method. Credit will be granted for only one of FILM 250 or CRWR 250. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Two of CRWR 150, CRWR 160, VISA 104, VISA 105, VISA 106, VISA 108, THTR 101, THTR 102.
Equivalency: CRWR 250.
FILM 261 (3) Video I
Introduction to organizational, technical, creative, and critical skills required in video production. Provides experience in all stages of the production process, including pre-production, production, and post-production. Considers a variety of approaches to video, such as artist videos, music videos, and television productions. Credit will be granted for only one of FILM 261 or VISA 261. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of VISA 106, VISA 108.
Equivalency: VISA 261.
FILM 271 (3) Video II
Continuation of FILM 261. Further work on organizational, technical, creative, and critical skills required in video production. Provides experience in all stages of the production process, including pre-production, production, and post-production. Considers a variety of approaches to video, such as artist videos, music videos, and television productions. Credit will be granted for only one of FILM 271 or VISA 271. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of VISA 261, FILM 261.
Equivalency: VISA 271.
FILM 303 (3) Narrative Film Production
The theory and practice of producing a short narrative motion picture for the purpose of developing narrative film literacy. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of VISA 106, THTR 103, CRWR 250, FILM 100 and third-year standing. Recommended courses: VISA 261 and VISA 271 and either CULT 210 or ENGL 215.
FILM 303 (3) Narrative Film Production
The theory and practice of producing a short narrative motion picture for the purpose of developing narrative film literacy.Credit will be granted for only one of FILM 303 or CULT 316. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of CULT 210, CULT 215, ENGL 215, VISA 106, THTR 103, CRWR 250, FILM 100 and third-year standing. Recommended courses: VISA 261 and VISA 271 and either CULT 210 or ENGL 215.
Equivalency: CULT 316.
FILM 371 (3) Digital Documentary Production
Theory and practice from the point of view of producer/writer/director. Course culminates in the creation of a short-form documentary.Credit will be granted for only one of FILM 371 or CULT 317. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of CULT 210, CULT 215, CRWR 250, ENGL 215, FILM 100, FILM 220, VISA 106, VISA 265, VISA 271, and third-year standing.
Equivalency: CULT 317.

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