Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
8.8 Certificate in Film Studies

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Program Coordinator: Dr. A. Loman, Department of English

The Certificate in Film Studies is administered by the Department of English.

The Certificate in Film Studies is designed for those who are interested in film as a form of cultural production that spans the globe. The program acquaints students with film as form before exploring how it is deployed in multiple settings and how it evolves depending on political, social, historical, economic, and technological contexts.

8.8.1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Certificate Regulations

Students intending to complete a certificate 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 Certificate Programs and Graduation Requirements.

8.8.2 Advising

Throughout their program of study. students enrolled in a Certificate in Film Studies are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator 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. The Coordinator liaises with representatives of participating departments, and normally communicates a tentative schedule of upcoming course offerings to students so that they can plan accordingly.

8.8.3 Declaring the Certificate in Film Studies

Students interested in a Certificate in Film Studies are first encouraged to consult with the Program Coordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. After consultation with the Coordinator, students wishing to enroll in the Certificate can declare a Certificate in Film Studies by contacting the Office of the Registrar. 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.

8.8.4 Regulations for the Certificate in Film Studies

As part of the Certificate in Film Studies students must complete a communications theory course and a film theory course, supplemented by courses analyzing film in specific contexts. Students are encouraged to take foundation courses before proceeding with the other requirements for the Certificate.

The Certificate in Film Studies consists of 21 credit hours as prescribed below:

  1. 3 credit hours in Communication Studies 2001 or English 2813;

  2. 3 credit hours in English 2850 or 2851; and

  3. a minimum of 15 additional credit hours selected from Table 1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses for the Certificate in Film Studies, of which there shall be a minimum of 3 credit hours at the 3000-level.

    Table 1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses for the Certificate in Film Studies

    Foundation Theory Courses

    1000-level and 2000-level Film Studies Courses

    3000-level Film Studies Courses

8.8.5 Course Prerequisites

Many approved courses are suitable for students in all disciplines without a background in the discipline. Other approved courses may have prerequisites.

8.8.6 Regulations Concerning the Former Minor in Film Studies

The Certificate in Film Studies cannot be awarded to those who have already been awarded a Minor in Film Studies.