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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018/2019)
7.10 Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique

The Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique is administered by the Department of English.

The Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique is a stand-alone diploma which may be completed concurrently with a degree program. It combines hands-on courses in film, video, and theatre production to prepare students to work in the cultural industries, or for further study in these fields. Students will cover a broad number of production areas, including directing, producing, acting, and many backstage and behind-the-scenes roles. Courses result in production of digital videos and films, and in staged performances.

All credit hours used towards the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique may also be eligible for application to a Bachelor of Arts.

7.10.1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma Regulations

Students intending to complete a diploma program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences must meet the Admission requirements as outlined in the University Calendar. Students are also advised to consult the University Calendar regarding General Regulations for Diploma Programs and Graduation Requirements.

7.10.2 Advising

Throughout their program of study, students shall contact an academic advisor or the Coordinator of the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique for assistance with course planning, declaring their program of study, prerequisite and registration issues, and with questions about the eligibility of any courses not listed here.

A tentative list of upcoming course offerings in the program can be found at www.mun.ca/hss/courses.php.

7.10.3 Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique, students must have completed English 2451 (or the former English 3351) and earned a minimum of 75% in that course.

Students wishing to declare the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique shall consult with the Program Coordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. Information about declaring a program of study in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

7.10.4 Regulations for the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique

Students are required to complete 24 credit hours from a series of prescribed courses. The 24 credit hours shall include:

  1. 9 credit hours in English 2450, 2451, and 4401;

  2. 9 credit hours in English 4400, 5000, Communication Studies 3816 and 4402;

  3. 3 credit hours in a Creative Writing course chosen from English 3902, English 3912, English 3913 or Communication Studies 3913, English 3920, English 4912 or a Podcasting course; and

  4. 3 credit hours chosen from Table 1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses for the Certificate in Film Studies.

7.10.5 Attendance Regulation

Attendance is mandatory in the following courses: English 2450, 2451, 4400, 4401, and 5000 and Communication 3816 and 4402. Students may miss a maximum of two classes per course per semester. Students may fail or be deregistered from the course if they exceed this number of missed classes, for any reason, and/or if they consistently miss class time due to late arrivals or early departures. Attendance is necessary for safety reasons, as these are practical courses where students are working with equipment and in situations where they will be at risk without proper training. In addition, the majority of the assignments are based on group work, which cannot be carried out when students are absent from class.

7.10.6 Graduation Requirements and Applying for Graduation

As per Diploma Programs, Graduation Requirements, to be eligible for the award of a Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique, a student must obtain an overall average of 60% or higher in the courses prescribed for the program. A minimum of 12 credit hours in courses prescribed for the diploma program must be completed at this University.

In the final semester of either their degree and/or the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique, students must apply by the appropriate deadline date to graduate on the prescribed "Application for Graduation " form. This form may be obtained on-line at the Memorial Self-Service at www3.mun.ca/admit/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin. Additional information is available from the Office of the Registrar at www.mun.ca/regoff/graduation.

7.10.7 The Former Diploma in Performance and Communications Media

Students cannot receive both a Diploma in Performance and Communications Media and a Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique. Students currently enrolled in the former Diploma in Performance and Communications Media may choose to transfer to the Diploma in Stage and Screen Technique, but must complete all the required courses of either one or the other. There will be no mixing of the programs. Since all courses required for the former Diploma in Performance and Communications Media will continue to be offered, there is no need for a grandparenting clause.