8.7 Certificate in Film Studies



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.

8.7.1 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.

8.7.2 Advising

Throughout their program of study, students are encouraged to contact an academic advisor or the Program Director of the Certificate in Film Studies 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.

8.7.3 Declaring the Certificate in Film Studies

Students interested in a Certificate in Film Studies are first encouraged to consult with the Program Director to discuss the requirements of the program. After consultation with the Program Director, 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.

8.7.4 Regulations for the Certificate in Film Studies

As part of the Certificate in Film Studies students must successfully 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 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.

Eligible 4000-level credit hours may be substituted following the process outlined in General Regulations for Certificate Programs.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses for the Certificate in Film Studies
Foundation Theory Courses1000-level and 2000-level Film Studies Courses3000-level Film Studies Courses

Communication Studies 2001

English 2813 or Communications Studies 2813

English 2850, 2851

Archaeology 2493

Philosophy 2340 or the former Philosophy 2581

Religious Studies 2022 or the former 1022

Anthropology 3404

Classics 3700

English 3813

English 3828 or Medieval and Early Modern Studies 3828 (or the former Medieval Studies 3828)

French 3506

German 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003

History 3790, 3795

Religious Studies 3812

Russian 3003, 3023

Spanish 3300

8.7.5 Course Prerequisites

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

8.7.6 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.

The information on this site has been extracted from the Official 2023-2024 University Calendar. While every reasonable effort has been made to duplicate the information contained in the official University Calendar, if there are differences, the official Memorial University of Newfoundland Calendar will be considered the final and accurate authority.

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