2019-2020 Undergraduate Calendar

Film Studies  
This program is offered through the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Chair Christie Milliken Academic Administrator Penni Lafleur Academic Advisor/Experiential Learning Co-ordinator Anneka Bosse  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Jane DeMan 905-688-5550, extension 4290 Scotiabank Hall 309 brocku.ca/cpcf The Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film offers four separate programs of study: Business Communication, Media and Communication Studies, Film Studies and Popular Culture. A four-year program leading to the BA Honours degree, a 4 Year BA with Major, and a three-year program leading to the BA Pass degree is offered in all four programs. In addition, the Department is involved in programs with community colleges which offer students the opportunity to earn a degree in Film Studies and a college diploma or certificate. Film Studies is a sequence of critical and historical courses that examines a variety of approaches to film. The courses explore the nature of film language and develop an analytical perspective on film as both an art and a medium. Other courses explore issues and theories in popular culture. Students may have opportunities to engage in media production in selected upper year courses. Advanced Film Making, Broadcast Journalism-Television News, and Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media Fanshawe College Communication, Popular Culture and Film provides three optional programs for Brock Film Majors. Students who successfully complete any of these four year programs will be granted both a Bachelor of Arts with Major Film Studies degree from Brock and an advanced post-graduate certificate from Fanshawe College. Graduates of these programs will have both a strong academic background from Brock along with applied knowledge and training from Fanshawe. Applicants must complete Year 1 at Brock with a minimum 70 per cent major average and minimum 70 per cent overall average to be considered for admission to the Brock Fanshawe programs and must have no more than 8.0 overall credits, at least 4.0 of which must be earned at Brock. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 per cent major and overall average during all three years of the Brock program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms and further details concerning the Advanced Film Making, Broadcast Journalism-Television News, and Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media program are available at brocku.ca/social-sciences/collaborative-programs  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Year 3 courses are normally restricted to students with at least three 2(alpha)00 credits or permission of the instructor.  
2.  FREN 1F90 is strongly recommended for Honours students intending to continue their studies at the graduate level.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits may be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In this 20 degree credit BA with Major degree program a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least four and one-half credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least one and one-half credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- FILM 1F94
- COMM 1F90
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- FILM 2P20, 2P54, 2P56, 2P90, 2P91 and 2P99
- one credit from FILM 2F98, 2P21, 2P93, 2P94, 2P95, COMM 2P50, DART 1F01, PCUL 2Q91
- one elective credit
Year 3
- FILM 3P20, 3P54, 3P56 and 3P91
- FILM 3P93 or 3P95
- one credit from FILM 2P95, 3P03, 3P18, 3P21, 3P93, 3P94, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 3P98, 3Q94, DART 1F01, VISA 2P97, 2P99
- COMM 2P98
- one elective credit
Year 4
- Two credits from FILM 4P30, 4P31, 4P34, 4P59, 4P61, 4V50-4V59, 4V60-4V69, 4V70-4V79
- two FILM credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
 
BA with Major Go to top of document
Year 1
- FILM 1F94
- COMM 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- FILM 2P20, 2P54, 2P56, 2P90, 2P91 and 2P99
- one credit from FILM 2F98, 2P21, 2P93, 2P94, 2P95, COMM 2P50, DART 1F01, PCUL 2Q91
- one elective credit
Year 3
- FILM 3P20, 3P54, 3P56 and 3P91
- one and one-half credits from FILM 2P95, 3P03, 3P18, 3P21, 3P93, 3P94, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 3P98, 3Q94, DART 1F01, VISA 2P97 and 2P99
- COMM 2P98
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One FILM credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 3(alpha)89
- two FILM credits numbered 3(alpha)00 to 4(alpha)01
- two elective credits
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.  
Combined Major Program Go to top of document
Students may take a combined major in Film Studies and a second discipline. For requirements in the other discipline, the student should consult the relevant department/centre. It should be noted that not all departments/centres provide a combined major option. Honours
- FILM 1F94, 2P20, 2P90, 2P91, 2P99 and 3P91
- FILM 2P54 or 2P56
- two credits from FILM 2F98, 2P21, 2P54, 2P56, 2P93, 2P94, 2P95, 3P03, 3P18, 3P20, 3P21, 3P54, 3P56, 3P93, 3P94, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 3P98, 3Q94, 4F00, 4F80, 4F99, 4P00, 4P01, 4P28, 4P30, 4P31, 4P34, 4P59, 4P61, 4V50-4V59, 4V60-4V69, 4V70-4V79, COMM 2P98
- one credit from FILM 4P30, 4P31, 4P34, 4P59, 4P61, 4V50-4V59, 4V60-4V69, 4V70-4V79
BA with Major
- FILM 1F94, 2P20, 2P90, 2P91, 2P99 and 3P91
- FILM 2P54 or 2P56
- one credit from FILM 2F98, 2P21, 2P54, 2P56, 2P93, 2P94, 2P95, 3P03, 3P18, 3P20, 3P21, 3P54, 3P56, COMM 2P98
- two credits from FILM 3P93, 3P94, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 3P98, 3Q94, 4F00, 4P00, 4P01
Pass
- FILM 1F94, 2P20, 2P90, 2P91, 2P99 and 3P91
- FILM 2P54 or 2P56
- one credit from FILM 2F98, 2P21, 2P93, 2P94, 2P95, 3P03, 3P18, 3P20, 3P21, 3P54, 3P56, 3P93, 3P94, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 3P98, 3Q94, COMM 2P98
 
Certificate Program Go to top of document
Certificate in Film Production Go to top of document
The Certificate in Film Production is taught at the Weengushk Film Institute, located on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. It is an eight-month program which provides hands-on training and instruction provided by industry professionals. Students are introduced to the seven core aspects of filmmaking: screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, editing, composing and marketing. Students work towards writing and directing a short film, creating a Public Service announcement, developing a story idea for a future project and creating an outline/treatment for a feature film of their conception. Weengushk Film Institute is a charitable non-profit, artist-focused film and television training centre, dedicated to unlocking participants' creative potential while developing their market leading skills and experiences. The Certificate in Film Studies is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum of 60 per cent overall average:
- FLIC 2F00, 2F01, 2F02, 3F00 and 3F01
 
Certificate in Film Studies Go to top of document
The Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film also offers a Certificate in Film Studies designed for persons who already have a degree or do not wish to pursue a degree. The program consists of required courses with core concepts in Film Studies and electives, where students study topics in more detail. The admission requirements are the same as for the degree program. Prospective students should consult with the Academic Adviser before beginning the certificate program. The Certificate in Film Studies is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum of 60 per cent overall average:
- FILM 1F94, 2P90 and 2P99
- three credits from FILM 2P54 and 3P54, FILM 2P56 and 3P56, FILM 2P91 and 3P91, FILM 2P94 and 3P94
 
Certificate in Television Production Go to top of document
The Certificate in Television Production is taught at the Weengushk Film Institute, located on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. It is a 10-month program which provides hands on training and instruction by industry professionals. Students are expected to have already completed the Certificate in Film Production at Weengushk, or an equivalent, before taking the Certificate in Television Production. Students are given the opportunity to enhance their media production skills through the development of techniques and formats specific to television, including scriptwriting, production planning, directing, editing, and sound composition. Students will develop and direct a television production. Weengushk Film Institute is a charitable, non-profit, artist-focused film and television training centre, dedicated to unlocking participants’ creative potential while developing their market leading skills and experiences. The Certificate in Television Production is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum of 60 per cent overall average:
- FLIC 2F03, 2F04, 2F05, 3F02 and 3F03
 
Minor Program Go to top of document
Students in disciplines other than Film Studies, Business Communication, Media and Communications Studies or Popular Culture can obtain a Minor in Film Studies within their degree program by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- FILM 1F94, 2P90 and 2P99
- FILM 2P54 or 2P56
- one and one-half credits from FILM 2P20, 2P54, 2P56, 2P91, 2P93, 2P94, 2P95, 3P54, 3P56, 3P91, 3P93, 3P94, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 3P98
 
Articulation Agreement Go to top of document
BA with Major  
Advanced Film-Making-Fanshawe College Go to top of document
Year 1
- FILM 1F94
- COMM 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- FILM 2P20, 2P54, 2P56, 2P90, 2P91, 2P94 and 2P99
- one credit from FILM 2P21, 2P93, 2P95, COMM 2P98
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- FILM 2F98 and 3P91
- one credit from FILM 3P20, 3P54, 3P56
- one FILM credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one FILM credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
Year 4
- taken at Fanshawe College
 
Broadcast Journalism-Television News-Fanshawe College Go to top of document
Year 1
- FILM 1F94
- COMM 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- FILM 2P20, 2P54, 2P56, 2P90, 2P91, 2P94 and 2P99
- one credit from FILM 2P21, 2P93, 2P95, COMM 2P98
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- FILM 2F98 and 3P91
- one credit from FILM 3P20, 3P54, 3P56
- one FILM credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one FILM credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
Year 4
- taken at Fanshawe College
 
Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media - Fanshawe College Go to top of document
Year 1
- FILM 1F94
- COMM 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- FILM 2P20, 2P54, 2P56, 2P90, 2P91, 2P94 and 2P99
- one credit from FILM 2P21, 2P93, 2P95, COMM 2P98
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- FILM 2F98 and 3P91
- one credit from FILM 3P20, 3P54, 3P56
- one FILM credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one FILM credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
Year 4
- taken at Fanshawe College
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

FILM COURSES

FILM 1F94 Introduction to Film Studies Critical and historical approaches to world cinema. Close analysis of selected films in relation to their cultural contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. #FILM 2F00 New Media Literacy (also offered as COMM 2F00 and PCUL 2F00) Practical training in a repertoire of skills and tools essential to functioning in new media environments, and critical analytical training in key issues and theories related to the contemporary information age. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Note: this course is offered online. FILM 2F98 Introduction to Digital Film Production Introduction to the theory and practice of digital film techniques. Critiques of videos and production work. Workshop, seminar, 3 hours per week; additional production time as required. Restriction: permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): FILM 1F94. Corequisite(s): FILM 2P90 and 2P91. Note: enrolment is limited to 20 students. Material fee required. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit in FILM 3F28. #FILM 2P20 Theories of Popular Culture (also offered as COMM 2P20 and PCUL 2P20) Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of various forms of popular culture. Critical and research skills specific to studies in popular culture. Lectures, seminar, screening, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN, PCUL majors, DCUL, MEST and PCUL minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of FILM 1F94, CANA 1F91, COMM 1F90, PCUL 1F92 or permission of the instructor. #FILM 2P21 Canadian Popular Culture (also offered as CANA 2P21, COMM 2P21 and PCUL 2P21) Survey of the media in Canada. Studies in the popular arts, referencing the ways that institutions (CBC, NFB) and selected artists identify and express a Canadian cultural imagination. Lectures, seminar, screening, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, CANA, COMM, MCMN and PCUL majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, CANA, COMM, MCMN, PCUL majors, GHUM, SOSC students and PCUL minors until date specified in Registration guide. *FILM 2P54 Documentary Film (also offered as COMM 2P54 and SOCI 2P54) History, theory, aesthetics and cultural implications of documentary film and other visual media. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): one of FILM 1F94, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. *FILM 2P56 Canadian Cinema (also offered as COMM 2P56 and PCUL 2P56) Critical and historical study of Canadian cinema. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): one of FILM 1F94, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, PCUL 1F92 or permission of the instructor. FILM 2P90 Film History I History of cinema as a medium, industry and art form from its origins to the Second World War including Hollywood cinema and major international movements. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 1F94. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit in FILM 2F90. FILM 2P91 Early Film Theory Major early film theories including formalism, montage and . Application of the theories to selected films. Lectures, screening, seminar, 5 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FILM 1F94 or permission of the Department. #FILM 2P93 Popular Narrative (also offered as COMM 2P93, ENGL 2P93 and PCUL 2P93) Analysis of storytelling across different media such as novels, film, television, the Internet and video games. Lectures, seminar, screening, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, ENCW (single or combined), ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), MCMN, PCUL and WRDS (single and combined) majors. Prerequisite(s): one of FILM 1F94, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, PCUL 1F92 or permission of the instructor. *FILM 2P94 Popular Cinema (also offered as COMM 2P94 and PCUL 2P94) Popular cinema as art and institution emphasizing film genres and cultural contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): one of FILM 1F94, CPCF 1F25, PCUL 1F92. #FILM 2P95 Latin American and Iberian Film (also offered as SPAN 2P95) Iberian and Latin American film representations of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, exile/migration and politics. Emphasis on national and transnational cultural and socio-political contexts and on the study of national/regional cinema movements. Delivered online. Note: Spanish and Portuguese language films with English subtitles. Given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTC 2P95 and SPAN 2P82. FILM 2P99 Film History II History of cinema as a medium, industry and art form since the Second World War including Hollywood cinema and major international movements. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit in FILM 2F90. #FILM 3P03 Advanced Studies in Popular Narrative (also offered as COMM 3P03, ENGL 3P03 and PCUL 3P03) Case studies in the adaptation of popular texts across media. Lectures, seminar, screening, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, ENCW (single or combined), ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), MCMN, PCUL and WRDS (single and combined) majors. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P93. #FILM 3P18 Audience Studies (also offered as COMM 3P18 and PCUL 3P18) Theoretical and methodological approaches to the understanding of audiences for media and cultural products, including print, sound, film, broadcasting and digital media. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P20. *FILM 3P20 Television Studies (also offered as COMM 3P20 and PCUL 3P20) Historical, theoretical and critical approaches to television. Lectures, seminar, screening, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN, PCUL, STAC majors and PCUL minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P20 or permission of the instructor. *FILM 3P21 Canadian Television (also offered as COMM 3P21 and PCUL 3P21) Historical, theoretical and critical approaches to Canadian television. Lectures, seminar, screening, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN, PCUL, STAC majors and PCUL minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): FILM 3P20 or permission of the instructor. *FILM 3P54 Issues in Documentary Film (also offered as COMM 3P54 and SOCI 3P54) Advanced studies in selected aspects of documentary film and other visual media. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P54. *FILM 3P56 Issues in Canadian Cinema (also offered as COMM 3P56) Advanced studies in selected aspects of Canadian cinema. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P56. FILM 3P91 Contemporary Film Theory Current film theories including semiotics, psychoanalysis and postmodernism. Application of the theories to selected films. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P91. FILM 3P93 Authorship in the Cinema Issues of personal and collaborative creativity in film through the study of the style, themes and development of selected film makers. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P90 (2F90) or permission of the instructor. *FILM 3P94 Film Genre (also offered as COMM 3P94 and PCUL 3P94) Genre theory and its application to popular film. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P20, 2P21 and 2P90 (2F90) or permission of the instructor. FILM 3P95 National Cinema Study of selected national cinemas emphasizing their relationship to national cultural traditions. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P90 (2F90) or permission of the instructor. #FILM 3P96 Issues in Popular Culture (also offered as COMM 3P96 and PCUL 3P96) Specialized studies in popular culture and its role in specific social, historical or theoretical contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P20 and 2P21, or FILM 2P90 (2F90). *FILM 3P97 Gender and Cinema to the 1960s (also offered as COMM 3P97, PCUL 3P97 and WGST 3P97) Representation of gender, sexuality, race and class, and implications of spectatorship and ideology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): one of FILM 2P20 and 2P21, FILM 2P90 (2F90), one-half WGST credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above or permission of the instructor. *FILM 3P98 Gender and Contemporary Cinema (also offered as COMM 3P98, PCUL 3P98 and WGST 3P98) Representation of gender, sexuality, race and class via ideology, feminism, queer theory, and spectatorship in film and video texts since the 1960s. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): one of FILM 2P20 and 2P21, FILM 2P90 (2F90), one-half WGST credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above or permission of the instructor. *FILM 3Q94 Television Genres (also offered as COMM 3Q94 and PCUL 3Q94) Genre theory and its application to popular television. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly screening. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P20, 2P21 and 2P90 (2F90) or permission of the instructor. FILM 3V50-3V59 Special Topics in Film Studies Topics selected on basis of instructional expertise and student interest Lectures, screening, seminar, 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P90 and 2P91 (2F90) or permission of the instructor. FILM 3V90-3V99 Advanced Topics in Film Studies Topics selected on the basis of instructional expertise and student interest. Lectures, screening, seminar, 5 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FILM 2P20 or permission of the instructor. #FILM 3V90 2019-2020: The Superhero in American Culture (also offered as COMM 3V90 and PCUL 3V90) The superhero as a cultural symbol. Topics include historical contexts, theories of genre and issues of representation. Examples drawn from comic books, cartoons, television shows and films from the mid-1930s to the present. Lectures, screening, seminar, 5 hours per week. FILM 4F80 Directed Reading Directed individual or group reading in an area of Film Studies. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits, a minimum 80 percent major average, approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Department. Note: students are responsible for arranging their course with a faculty member, in consultation with the Academic Adviser and must submit a written proposal before registration. The reading may not be on the topic or with the faculty member of the student's FILM 4F99 thesis. FILM 4F99 Honours Thesis Thesis on a topic of mutual interest to the student and the instructor, with a critical, historical or contemporary focus. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits, a minimum 80 percent major average, approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): FILM 4P30 and 4P31 (may be taken concurrently). Note: students are responsible for arranging their course with a faculty member, in consultation with the Academic Adviser and must submit a written proposal before registration. The reading may not be on the topic or with the faculty member of the student's FILM 4F80 directed reading. #FILM 4P03 Applied Studies in Popular Narrative (also offered as COMM 4P03, ENGL 4P03 and PCUL 4P03) Practical, historical and theoretical approaches to popular narratives. Lectures, seminar, screening, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, ENCW (single or combined), ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), MCMN, PCUL and WRDS (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): FILM 3P03. *FILM 4P28 Special Topics in Video Production (also offered as COMM 4P28) Theory, practice and technique of filmmaking, focusing on idea development, creative process and methods of production. Workshop, seminar, 3 hours per week; additional production time as required. Restriction: permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): three FILM credits. Note: enrolment limited to 15 students. Material fee required. #FILM 4P30 Theories of Mass Culture (also offered as COMM 4P30 and PCUL 4P30) Studies in cultural theory and its application to mass media texts, referencing the work of the Frankfurt School, French Structuralism and British Cultural Studies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN, PCUL majors, DCUL, MEST and PCUL minors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. *FILM 4P31 Theories of the Visible (also offered as COMM 4P31 and PCUL 4P31) Central 20th-century developments in the theories of visibility and their relevance to the field of media studies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN and PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #FILM 4P34 Taste and Cultural Politics (also offered as COMM 4P34 and PCUL 4P34) Application of cultural theories to the analysis of taste, distinction, class, cultural standards and moral panics, transgression and trash culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN and PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. *FILM 4P59 Writing Cultural Criticism for the Media (also offered as COMM 4P59 and PCUL 4P59) Skills and techniques of reviewing and discussing film and other aspects of popular culture for mass media. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN and PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. Note: weekly writing assignments discussed in a workshop context. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FILM (COMM/PCUL) 4V59. *FILM 4P61 Conventions of Screen Realism (also offered as COMM 4P61 and PCUL 4P61) How representation and perception of reality have evolved with technology and aesthetics, from the Lumières to reality television. Lectures, seminar, screening, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN and PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. FILM 4V50-4V59 Special Topics in Film Studies Seminar, 3 hours per week. *FILM 4V58 2019-2020: Environmental Film and Ecocinema: History, Theory and Practice (also offered as COMM 4V58 and PCUL 4V58) Intersections between film, media and culture, and the broader social, scientific and geopolitical concerns of global environmental change. Lectures, seminar, screening, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN and PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. FILM 4V60-4V69 Issues in Film History Specialized studies in Film History addressing issues such as aesthetics, ideological and theoretical concerns across a range of periods and cultures. FILM 4V70-4V79 Issues in International Cinema Specialized studies of the historical and social contexts influencing trends and developments in international cinema. *FILM 4V73 2019-2020: Sexualities and Machismo in Latin American and Spanish Film (also offered as COMM 4V73 and PCUL 4V73) Cultural construct of Latin American machismo. Different embodiments of machismo informed by gender, sexuality, feminist and masculinity studies. Issues around race, class and socio-politics in examples of national and regional films. Lectures, seminar, screening, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to FILM (single and combined), BCMN, COMM, MCMN and PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor.

FILM PRODUCTION COURSES

FLIC 2F00 Screenwriting: Writing for Movies Turning a story idea into a short film screen play, moving from outline, through treatment, first and final draft. Restriction: open to Film Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered offsite. FLIC 2F01 Directing/Cinematography: Shaping the Vision Introduction to the different roles of directors and the methods that transform script to performance. Familiarization with camera and lighting equipment. Technical, aesthetic and logistical considerations for scene shooting in both documentary and dramatic films. Restriction: open to Film Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered offsite. FLIC 2F02 Editing and Soundtrack (Composing): Post-Production Development of skills for giving structure, form, rhythm, and pace to a film to tell a compelling story. Relation between sound and music. Sound’s power to convey information and mood as part of storytelling. Restriction: open to Film Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered offsite. FLIC 2F03 Television Structure: Genres and Forms Structures of different television genres and the different requirements of each form: sitcoms, drama, drama series, documentary, movie of the week (MOW) and feature films. Restriction: open to Television Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered off-site. FLIC 2F04 Television Series Scriptwriting Fundamentals of writing scripts for an episodic television series. Restriction: open to Television Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered off-site. FLIC 2F05 Directing for Television Technical and creative areas of the director’s and the directing unit’s role during preproduction, production and post-production. Collaborative nature of film making with a show runner and the key crew. Restriction: open to Television Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered off-site. FLIC 3F00 Pre-Production and Production: Making a Motion Picture Step by step understanding of the film-making process. Understanding the various roles involved in film production through the completion of a short film. Restriction: open to Film Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered offsite. Students will assume different roles on a production. FLIC 3F01 Producing and Marketing: The Business of Film Preparation of budgets, marketing and distribution plans and other facets of film promotion. Consideration of varied media markets and venues, contract negotiation, talent booking, and financing. Restriction: open to Film Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered offsite. FLIC 3F02 Television Production Process Project development, planning, budgeting, pre-production, production, post-production, marketing and distribution of a television series. Restriction: open to Television Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered off-site. FLIC 3F03 Television Post-production: Editing and Composing Editing to give structure, form, rhythm and pace to a limited series. Relation between sound and music in a television series. Restriction: open to Television Production students and permission of the Department. Note: offered off-site.

INTERNSHIP COURSES

FILM 4F00 Internship in Communication, Popular Culture or Film Part-time placement related to communication, popular culture or film in a company, agency or not-for-profit organization. Students are responsible for arranging their own placements in consultation with the department Academic Adviser and Internship Co-ordinator. Tutorial, regularly scheduled meetings, 160 hour placement. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: enrolment is limited. Students will be required to complete a major paper setting the placement experience within a theoretical context. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FILM 4P00, 4P01, COMM 4F00, 4P00, 4P01, PCUL 4F00, 4P00 and 4P01. FILM 4P00 Placement in Communication, Popular Culture or Film Part-time placement related to communication, popular culture or film in a company, agency or not-for-profit organization. Students are responsible for arranging their own placements in consultation with the department Academic Adviser and Internship Co-ordinator. Tutorial, regularly scheduled meetings, 80 hour placement. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: enrolment is limited. Students will be required to complete a major paper setting the placement within a theoretical context. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FILM 4F00, COMM 4F00, 4P00, 4P01, PCUL 4F00, 4P00, 4P01. FILM 4P01 Placement in Communication, Popular Culture or Film Part-time placement related to communication, popular culture or film in a company, agency or not-for-profit organization. Students are responsible for arranging their own placements in consultation with the department Academic Adviser and Internship Co-ordinator. Tutorial, regularly scheduled meetings, 80 hour placement. Restriction: open to FILM (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): FILM 4P00. Note: enrolment is limited. Students will be required to complete a major paper setting the placement within a theoretical context. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FILM 4F00, COMM 4F00, 4P00, 4P01, PCUL 4F00, 4P00 and 4P01.
 
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