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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
|Foundation Theory Courses||1000-level and 2000-level Film Studies Courses||3000-level Film Studies Courses|
Communication Studies 2001
Philosophy 2340 or the former Philosophy 2581
Religious Studies 2022 or the former 1022
Religious Studies 3812
Many approved courses are suitable for students in all disciplines without a background in the discipline. Other approved courses may have prerequisites.
The Certificate in Film Studies cannot be awarded to those who have already been awarded a Minor in Film Studies.