Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Film and Media (FILM)

FILM 110  Film, Media and Screen Cultures  Units: 6.00  

Introduction to analysis of film, television, new media and other related forms of contemporary culture. Includes classical and contemporary Hollywood cinema, Canadian film and television, and alternatives in international cinema. Course requirements include both written work and elementary projects on videotape.
LEARNING HOURS 216 (24L;24Lb;36T;36Pc;96P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 200  Introduction to Video Game Studies  Units: 3.00  

A survey course acquainting students with key concepts in video game studies and the basic methods of analysis. Exemplary works from the history of video games will be studied to introduce students to a series of themes pertinent to the ongoing theoretical and methodological development of video game studies.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48Pc).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 201  Transnational Media  Units: 3.00  

This course examines transnational media practices and routes of circulation. The course shall examine the political, social, aesthetic, cultural, and economic natures of transnational media and their relationship to questions of globalization from a media studies approach.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48Pc).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 204  Introduction to Creative Industries  Units: 3.00  

A broad introduction and overview of different creative sectors with a focus on the current state of industry and future projections, presented through a specially curated series of in-depth discussions with key professionals.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 206  Research and Writing Methods for Film and Media  Units: 3.00  

A series of interactive presentations and lectures instructing students in research methods, argumentative writing, and the design of effective audio-visual presentations.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;72P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department). Exclusion FILM 207.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 207  Writing Foundations for Film and Media  Units: 3.00  

This course cultivates effective reading, writing and presentation practices with an emphasis on writing strategies for students with English as an additional language, providing students with the necessary knowledge to navigate film and media studies at a Canadian University.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department). Exclusion FILM 206.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 210  The Horror Film  Units: 3.00  

This course examines the emergence and continuing popularity of the horror film from a global perspective. It explores the history and transformations of the genre and the ways in which the horror film has been mobilized in popular media to address larger cultural, political, and sociological issues.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 214  Mobile Communications  Units: 3.00  

This course involves both media studies and production. Students will use their own mobile devices to complete a series of creative projects, while learning theoretical and practical aspects of mobile media communications.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;36O;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 215  Science Fiction Cinema  Units: 3.00  

This course examines the emergence and continuing popularity of the science fiction film from a global perspective. It explores the history and transformations of the genre and the ways in which science fiction film has been mobilized in popular media to address larger cultural, political, and sociological issues.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 216  Historical Inquiry  Units: 3.00  

Introduction to historical research and analysis of narrative and other films. Examines works, from a range of periods and settings, and the conditions that shaped their production, circulation and reception.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 217  Film and Media History and Theory Pre-1960  Units: 3.00  

This course offers an overview of the early history and theories associated with film and media, including studies of German Expressionism, Film Noir, Italian Neorealism, the Western, Experimental and Surrealist cinemas. The course also examines the rise of related media, such as radio and television.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb:48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 218  Film and Media History and Theory Post-1960  Units: 3.00  

This course offers an overview of film and media histories and theories after 1960, including key cinematic movements such as la nouvelle vague, Yugoslav Black Cinema, New German Cinema, Third cinema, Bollywood, Fifth Generation cinema. The course also examines related media, such as gaming, television, video art, and digital media.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 220  Animated Feature Films from Disney to Ghibli  Units: 3.00  

This course offers a historical, sociological, and theoretical framing and analysis of animated feature films produced by animation studios. The course will examine these beloved childhood classics as texts that are rich with ideological and political concerns.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 225  The Comedy Film  Units: 3.00  

This course examines the emergence and continuing popularity of the comedy film from a global perspective. It explores the history and transformations of the genre and the ways in which comedy has been mobilized as a popular media to address larger cultural, political, and sociological issues.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 226  Critical Inquiry  Units: 3.00  

Textual analysis of narrative and other films, including examination of formal, aesthetic, and narrative techniques and conventions, and their production of meaning in social and political contexts.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 236  Media and Cultural Studies  Units: 3.00  

Introduction to cultural and social theory of film and other media as it relates to the tension between citizenship and consumerism. Examines roles, functions, and impact of mass media technologies, institutions, and practices in both scholarly and practical forms.
NOTE Also offered online, consult Arts and Science Online (Learning Hours may vary).
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;24O;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 240  Media and Popular Culture  Units: 3.00  

This course on the dynamics between media and popular culture takes an interrogative approach. It is organized around a series of questions that will introduce students to a range of key concepts in media and mass communication studies, with the goal of providing a theoretical structure to support critical analysis of contemporary cultural trends.
NOTE Also offered online, consult Arts and Science Online (Learning Hours may vary).
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;36O;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 250  Fundamentals of Media Production  Units: 3.00  

A foundation in media production techniques relevant to graphic, sound, and moving-image formats. Topics include project design, technical workflow, and the aesthetic and social aspects of screen-based media. Students undertake several group projects in the first term and a major video production in the second term.
NOTE Production Supplies: estimated cost $325.
LEARNING HOURS 216 (48L;24Lb;60G;24O;60P).

Requirements: Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 257  Film and Media Concept Development  Units: 3.00  

This course will explore the methods of film/media-related work that precedes pre-production, including the elaboration of primary concepts and ideas, research, and script development. The student will learn how to engage in research which is relevant, and how to develop primary concepts into workable scripts or project designs.
NOTE This course is the prerequisite for FILM 312: Screenwriting.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;36O;36P).

Requirements: Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 260  Digital Media Theory  Units: 3.00  

Survey of digital media theories and online mass communication practices, with emphasis on social and mobile technologies. Course considers the impact of digitalization on the creative and culture industries.
NOTE Only offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (72O;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 300  Hollywood: The Dream Factory  Units: 3.00  

This course examines Classical Hollywood Cinema from the early 1940s until its demise at the end of the 1950s.
NOTE Also offered online, consult Arts and Science Online (Learning Hours may vary).
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 301  Studies in Cinemas of the Americas  Units: 3.00  

This course studies the cinemas of the Americas from critical and historical perspectives. It traces the aesthetic, technological and political changes in various film practices, and places those changes in the context of social and cultural histories.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 302  Genre  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate examination of generic convention, iconography, relations to modes of production and to audience, and historical dimensions, using as examples films or video productions in one or more genre. 
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 303  World Cinemas  Units: 3.00  

This course offers an overview of recent filmmaking practices from various continents. Transnational cinemas explore how intimate, personal styles of filmmaking converge with theories of globalization, hybridity and remediation.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (DEVS 240 or FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260 or LLCU 209).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 304  Creative Industries in the 21st Century  Units: 3.00  

Students will study the creative industries in global context. Course includes theoretical readings, field trips, guest lectures, and creative assignments to understand contemporary creative economies.
NOTE Field Trip: estimated cost $70 (consult the Department of Film and Media for more information).
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Oc;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 305  European Narrative  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate critical and historical study, through a selection of narrative films from one or more European nations. Examines cinema industries and art within national and continental culture.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 306  Comparative Contemporary Film in Europe  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate study of thematic and stylistic trends in recent European cinema, with reference to social and political changes.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 307  Classics of European Cinema  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate study of some of the most significant films made in Europe from the early 20th century to today. Considers historical, technological, and aesthetic determinants and influence.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 308  Popular Cultures  Units: 3.00  

Students will examine recent popular culture trends, practices, styles, theories, and artifacts. Through creative assignments, online discussion, online research and readings, students will engage in creative critique of the power of the popular to shape our identities, ideologies, and cultural arrangements.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24S;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 309  Environmental Media  Units: 3.00  

This course examines contemporary media works which address the climate crisis. We examine a range of activist media, documentaries, experimental media, Indigenous media, and fiction films to consider both how the climate crisis is portrayed, and the successes and failures of the representational strategies deployed.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48Pc).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 310  Archival Remediation and Restoration of Time-based Media  Units: 3.00  

This advanced-level course trains students and examines cutting-edge restoration processes in time-based media, particularly as it pertains to film and video. Using scanning and software technologies within the Vulnerable Media Lab, students will learn to restore and package archival media for archival, theatrical, and broadcast standards.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30Pc;30G).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 250.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 311  Mediating Misinformation  Units: 3.00  

This course critically evaluates narratives foregrounding the role of social media in the spread of disinformation. In contrast to claims that "fake news" is a product of new media, this course historicizes problematic information in the West as a perennial tool for maintaining existing power hierarchies.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48Pc).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 312  Screenwriting  Units: 3.00  

Approaches to dramatic storytelling for the screen. Students analyze examples from existing works and, through practical exercises, prepare a short, original screenplay.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36S;72P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 257.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 313  Film and Media Professional Writing and Presentation  Units: 3.00  

This course offers students an opportunity to explore diverse writing strategies for engaging a public, scholarly, or artistic audience with respect to moving images and media cultures. Topics of consideration include but are not limited to: the essay or article format; popular culture criticism; abstract or proposal submissions; grant applications.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48Pc).

Requirements: Prerequisite FILM 206 or FILM 207 or (registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 314  Media and the Global South  Units: 3.00  

This course examines media from one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania. The course deploys transcultural approaches that open representational practices, histories, and theoretical frameworks to unsettle rigid hemispheric binaries from a media studies approach.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48Pc).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan or (FILM 110 and permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 316  Video Games and Culture  Units: 3.00  

This course introduces the interdisciplinary study of video games through an examination of their cultural, educational, and social functions in contemporary settings. Students will play and analyze video games while reading current research and theory from a variety of sources in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and industry.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;36O;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 200 or FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 317  Art as Technology  Units: 3.00  

This course draws references from critical and media theory in order to explore the material and systemic dimension of artistic practices and the artwork, underscoring the role of the art worker as a relevant historical actor.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 318  Curating Media Practices  Units: 3.00  

This engages students with a broad sphere of curatorial activities within and beyond the film industry and contemporary visual arts. Students will explore the role of curatorial practices in media, science, and culture through class discussions, field trips to various exhibition sites and events, and the organization of a final exhibition project.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 320  Media and the Arts  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate study in relations between moving-image media and other visual or performing arts.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 324  Canadian Film and Media: Documentary/Experimental/Animation  Units: 3.00  

This course examines three central forms of film- and video-making in Canada: documentary works, experimental film and media and animation. Beginning with the work of the NFB/ONF, the course traces aspects of the development of these areas from the late 1930s to the 21st century.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 325  Cinemas in Canada: Anglo-Canadian/Quebecois(e)/Indigenous  Units: 3.00  

This course examines fiction filmmaking from Anglo-Canadian, Quebecois(e), and Indigenous filmmakers, examining a variety of works produced from the 1950s onwards. We pay special attention to questions of experimental narrative form (such as documentary/fiction hybrids), national and Indigenous identities, and the role of various funding programs.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 330  Gender and Media  Units: 3.00  

This course examines the figurative role that media plays in the cultural and social construction of gender. Students will assess mass and digital media using feminist and queer theories of representation as well as scholarship in new media studies.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (registration in a GNDS Plan and GNDS 120 and GNDS 125).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 331  Women and Film  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate study in feminist approaches to the cinema and to films produced by women. Critical examination of critical and theoretical literature, and examples of narrative, documentary, and experimental cinemas.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (registration in a GNDS Plan and GNDS 120 and GNDS 125).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 332  Queer Cinemas  Units: 3.00  

This course will examine the development of queer filmmaking practices in Hollywood and beyond. It will also introduce the field of queer cinema studies, attending to questions of identity, representation, authorship, and spectatorship. Students will cover a diverse array of topics, with a focus on historical, artistic, and industry contexts.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (registration in a GNDS Plan and GNDS 120 and GNDS 125).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 335  Culture and Technology  Units: 3.00  

Research and studies in relations of media, technology, and culture. Critical examination of cultural and communication technologies and the employment of technology within selected examples from film, television, and digital media.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24O;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 and FILM 240).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 336  Film and Politics  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate examination of the historical and critical relation between film and politics or political ideologies. Examples will be drawn from both narrative and non-narrative traditions.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 337  Cinema and the City  Units: 3.00  

An intermediate study of representations of the city in cinema and visual culture, the social histories from which these representations emerge, and the changing environments in which cinema is viewed.
NOTE Also offered at the Bader International Studies Centre, Herstmonceux. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (registration in a GPHY Plan and GPHY 101 and GPHY 227 and GPHY 229).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 338  Contemporary Issues in Cultural Studies  Units: 3.00  

An intermediate study of key concepts in cultural studies investigated through cultural practices and/or national contexts from the 1960s to the present.
NOTE Students will be required to attend a limited number of Kingston-based cultural productions over the course of the term.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;12G;12Oc;60P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260) or (registration in an ARTH, ARTV, DRAM, or MUSC Plan).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 339  Media and Culture at the End of the 20th Century  Units: 3.00  

This course will focus on the rapid technological changes of the 1990s and their effects on media, including cinema, advertising, music, and television. Topics may include: teen markets and popular culture; the rise of specialty channel television; racial diversity and the family sitcom; changing music videos aesthetics; New Queer Cinema; etc.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 340  Advertising and Consumer Culture  Units: 3.00  

This course examines advertising strategies across a range of different media to understand the construction and functions of consumerism and promotional culture in politics, art, material culture, and everyday life. Throughout the course, we consider a range of theoretical approaches and case studies to study the ways consumer culture intersects with identity, citizenship, and aesthetics. Assignments include online and/or on-campus exams, online discussion forum participation requirement, short reflective essays, and some creative design work.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning hours may vary.
NOTE Also offered at the Bader International Studies Centre, Herstmonceux. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;36O;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260) or (COMM 131 or COMM 231 or PSYC 342).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 341  Studies in Mass Media  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to key concepts in media studies, with specific historical, contemporary, and/or thematic case studies each year. Topics will range from critical race studies and the media; television and media studies; gaming; the culture industry; mass audiences; digital economies and streaming; to advertising and commodification.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 342  Studies in Alternative Media  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to key concepts in media studies, with specific historical, contemporary, and/or thematic case studies each year. Topics will range from gender studies and LGBTQ2S studies and the media; expanded media; globalization; media and popular music; social media; media and the public sphere; or media activism.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 343  Speculative Media Studies: Fictions, Fans, and Franchises  Units: 3.00  

A survey of speculative media, working around three organizing themes (fictions, fans, and franchises), this class will introduce key issues in speculative media studies . Students will explore various sub-cultural and popular SF or speculative genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, alternative history, and speculative futures.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 345  Television: Structure and Function  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate examination of television and the development of the medium as a distinctive cultural form, through a range of programs and programming formats, issues of audience, and television broadcasting in Canada.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 346  Television and Seriality  Units: 3.00  

This course examines various forms of televisual seriality, from historical and theoretical perspectives. The course shall examine it emergence as the dominant form of the soap opera, to contemporary web television platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Crave.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 350  Moving Images Archives: The Politics of Preservation and Circulation  Units: 3.00  

This course will introduce the history, procedures, and policies of audiovisual archives. Topics may include: the history of film archives (e.g. the National Film Board Archives); best practices in preservation and digitization; procedure and politics of digitization; and challenges in the preservation of born-digital art and video.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 351  Documentary Production  Units: 3.00  

Advanced motion picture production course. Each student produces a short documentary using video and/or 16mm film. Emphasis will be placed on unconventional approaches and techniques.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 250.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 352  Production: Issues of Form and Structure  Units: 3.00  

Advanced practical course in film and video aesthetics. Starting with the screening and analysis of selected works, each student will script, produce and edit a short video or 16mm work that explores particular formal questions. Emphasis will be placed on unconventional approaches and techniques.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;60P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 250.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 356  Animation Production  Units: 3.00  

A combined study of the theory of film animation with animation production techniques. Requirements will include the production of short animation exercises.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;60P).

Requirements: Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 360  The Documentary Tradition  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate critical and historical study in non-fiction film and television, based on selected examples from Canada, including productions of the National Film Board and the CBC, and international documentary cinemas.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 368  Animation Theory and Criticism  Units: 3.00  

A course on the history, theory, and practice of animated films. Requirements include a series of screenings, writings, and a practice based critical project.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 369  Advanced Animation Production  Units: 3.00  

This course covers a variety of advanced animation techniques and allows students to explore physical materials and digital tools. Students conceptualize and create an animated short film.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 356.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 370  The Experimental Tradition  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate critical and historical study in the avant-garde of the international cinema, based on selected examples principally from Europe, the United States and Canada.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 377  3D Animation for Virtual and Augmented Reality  Units: 3.00  

This course covers the creation and animation of simple 3D objects for the purposes of developing augmented reality apps, filters, and virtual reality environments, using accessible software to generate, import, and rig characters. Students will have an overview of different applications to build and share interactive, 3D content on mobile devices.
NOTE Animation Software: estimated cost $100.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 378  Computational Cinema  Units: 3.00  

This course explores new forms of filmmaking reliant on computer vision and information processing, from early computer-generated imagery to more recent uses of depth cameras and game engines in commercial and experimental productions.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30O;30P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 381  Audience Reception  Units: 3.00  

This course examines the changing role of audience reception in live performance and media-based work. Students will explore theories and engage methods that explore how meaning is made from the vast range of digital media and live events that constitute the contemporary experience of spectatorship.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan) or (FILM 236 or FILM 240 or FILM 260).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 387  Cinematography and Visual Aesthetics  Units: 3.00  

Advanced practical course in cinematography and visual aesthetics. Through a series of lectures, practical exercises, and screenings; students will explore visual aesthetics and the techniques employed to author motion picture images with intent and consistency.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 250.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 388  Indigenous Film and Media  Units: 3.00  

This course offers a journey into Indigenous and Inuit film, produced by Indigenous filmmakers from the Americas, Northern Europe, and Australia. Topics such as Indigenous methodologies and aesthetics, Indigenous feminism, decolonization, self-recognition, language revitalization, and cultural reappropriation will be explored.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 389  The Music Video  Units: 3.00  

Music videos can speak to the politics, technology, and art of a given time and place. A survey of music videos and related pop cultural phenomena from the 1940s to the present will help students appreciate the broader cultural impact of the music video.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 390  Open Media Production  Units: 3.00  

In this course, students create projects around research topics using a variety of media, which may include video, sound, graphics, performance, and interactive media. Students might produce podcasts, print media, games, etc.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 391  Advanced Open Media Production  Units: 3.00  

This course allows students to explore independent research projects using a variety of media, with the aim of creating a portfolio-ready piece to present publicly at the end of the semester.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and (FILM 356 or FILM 390 or FILM 392).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 392  Video Production  Units: 3.00  

This course covers production techniques, including planning, production, and postproduction topics. Students can explore a variety of genres and forms and will undertake a series of short exercises aimed at building technical skills. Specific themes covered will depend on the instructor.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 250.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 393  Advanced Video Production  Units: 3.00  

This course builds on material covered in Video Production and introduces advanced techniques for conceptualizing, planning, producing, and editing short film/video projects. Student projects will be exhibited/screened publicly at the end of the semester.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 392.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 394  Post-Production  Units: 3.00  

This course covers moving-image post-production techniques, including workflow planning, stages of editing, sound mixing, colour correction, special effects and media management.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30G;30P).

Requirements: Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 395  Internship  Units: 3.00  

Students can apply to undertake a practical internship in media production, criticism or curatorship. All internships must be approved in advance by application to the Undergraduate Coordinator. Approval will depend on the quality of the proposal and the academic record of the applicant. Students are required to write a report about their experience and are evaluated jointly by their employer and a faculty member from Film and Media. It is the responsibility of students, not the Department of Film and Media, to arrange internships.
NOTE Students will be given a grade of Pass/Fail for work done.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (120I).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 400  Special Topics in Film, Media, and Cultural Studies  Units: 3.00  

An advanced course in developing expertise in research and critical writing concerning contemporary world cinema, media arts, and other cultural phenomena.
NOTE Students will be asked to view material and visit exhibitions outside of class time.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;12G;12Oc;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 401  Special Effects  Units: 3.00  

This course focuses on special effects for moving-image media, from early optical illusions to film tricks to emerging tools. The course considers the historical and social context of special effects through a critical, intersectional feminist and decolonial lens, and offers hands-on experimentation with historical and contemporary special effects.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;30Pc;30G).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 402  Diasporic Media  Units: 3.00  

This course examines the role of contemporary diasporic media (from art and activist media, to film, television, and digital born modalities) and the emergence of the variety of communities, networks, media practices, modes of circulation, performance, and production that take place within, across and beyond national borders.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48Pc).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 415  Contemporary Theory: Special Topic  Units: 3.00  

Advanced seminar on one or more approaches to cinema and culture, based on a selection of writings and related screenings.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 416  Material Media Studies: Things, Ecologies, Affects  Units: 3.00  

This course examines media from a perspective of materiality. Counter to popular sentiments about the immateriality of the internet or the virtual as absent of physical bodies, this class looks to objects, environments , experiences, and sensations associated with media. The course will introduce material media studies concepts.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 420  Special Topic: Advanced Approaches to Media Studies  Units: 3.00  

Advanced course in media theory, focusing on a special topic in the field each year. In particular, the course will examine contemporary political debates through the lens of media theory and studies.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36l;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 422  Canadian Cinema: Special Topic  Units: 3.00  

Advanced seminar on specific area of research and study selected by the instructor. Subjects have included Québécois cinema, film and mass culture in Canada.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 425  Advanced Film Criticism  Units: 3.00  

Research seminar that draws on students' previous work to enhance advanced writing and research in film criticism. Topics from theory, criticism, and history will be addressed to suit individual students' projects.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 430  Authorship: Special Topic  Units: 3.00  

Advanced seminar on authorship and analysis, usually concerning the work of one or two filmmakers.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 435  Culture and Representation: Special Topic I  Units: 3.00  

Advanced seminar on relations between societies and their expression in culture, with particular reference to film, television, and comparable media. Subjects have included interdisciplinary approaches and cultural studies; third cinema in the Third World.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 440  Non-narrative Film: Special Topic  Units: 3.00  

Advanced seminar on selected areas of documentary or experimental cinemas. Subjects have included politically committed documentary in Canada; the anti-documentary.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 445  Narrative Film: Special Topic  Units: 3.00  

Advanced seminar on an area of narrative cinema, generally concerning a selection of feature-length films. Subjects have included international films of the 1990s.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 447  Festival Spaces: Local Markets, Global Circulation  Units: 3.00  

An advanced-level course that focuses on a comparative exploration of festival contexts. In addition to case studies and critical readings, the seminar will treat festivals as course texts through field trips and engagement in the local Kingston Canadian Film Festival and Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36l;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 450  The Business of Media  Units: 3.00  

A 12-week course that serves as a general primer on the current business of media in Canada as it pertains to narrative storytelling. Students explore business considerations throughout the production cycle, from development to production to distribution and marketing, as well as examine various different career paths in media.
NOTE Field Trip: estimated cost $50.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Oc;48P).

Requirements: Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 451  Production: Special Topic  Units: 3.00  

Advanced seminar/workshop in an area of film or video production, generally involving intensive analysis of existing work and practical assignments.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 455  Cross-Platform Storytelling  Units: 3.00  

A practical special topic course that explores how a single story can be told across different popular media with special attention to emerging platforms and technologies, from graphic novels to video games, augmented reality to virtual reality.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 456  The Video Essay  Units: 3.00  

This course will introduce students to the "Video Essay", a form of film and media study which combines textual or language based elements of conventional scholarly analysis with relevant audio-visual materials. Student video essay productions will use the essential component parts of media work directly in the analytical and production process.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 457  Film and Media Practicum l  Units: 3.00  

This course enables students to complete 100 hours of industry-focused practical experience, combined with various hands-on production opportunities or short work placements.
NOTE Students will be given a grade of Pass/Fail for work done.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (18L;18Lb;18Pc;18O;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and a minimum grade of a B+ in FILM 250 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Exclusion FILM 459.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 458  Film and Media Practicum ll  Units: 3.00  

This advanced course enables students to complete 100 hours of industry-focused practical experience, combined with various hands-on production opportunities or short work placements, building on previous experience in FILM 457.
NOTE Students will be given a grade of Pass/Fail for work done.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (18L;18Lb;18Pc;18O;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite FILM 457. Exclusion FILM 459.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 459  Film and Media Practicum  Units: 3.00  

This course enables students to complete 100 hours of industry-focused practical experience, combined with various hands-on production opportunities or short work placements.
LEARNING HOURS 116.4 (18S;78Pc;20.4P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, MAPP, or COFI Plan and FILM 250. Exclusion FILM 457; FILM 458.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 460  Major Project  Units: 6.00  

Seminar that draws on students' previous work to enhance advanced research, production and writing for final project in creative writing, criticism, journalism, production and/or curating and programming film, media, and digital culture. Topics from theory, criticism, and history of film, media, digital culture, film festivals, media arts exhibitions and museums will be addressed to suit individuals. Examples from narrative, documentary, experimental film or digital media art will be analyzed. Student projects will be published online and/or exhibited at the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.
LEARNING HOURS 228 (36L;36G;36O;120Oc).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 4 or above and registration in the FILM Major Plan) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 476  Social Documentary in Latin America  Units: 3.00  

This course covers the history of the documentary form on Latin America, from its origins to the latest forms of digital activism and transmedia strategies in these countries.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 477  Black Aesthetics and Politics in Media: Studies in Race, Culture, and Art  Units: 3.00  

This course is a survey of Black aesthetics and politics as entwined and sometimes divergent categories. Race, culture, and art in context will frame the conversations around how media are created and experienced as well as how media content and forms persist through social norms and repetitions.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36L;24Lb;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 500  Honours Thesis  Units: 6.00  

Open to students completing an Honours concentration in Film and Media, or Stage and Screen Studies. May be an essay or a film or video project. Apply for FILM 500 or FILM 501, but not both, to the Undergraduate Coordinator by end of Level 3.
NOTE To use Film and Media video equipment the student must have completed FILM 250.

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 501  Honours Thesis  Units: 3.00  

Open to students completing an Honours concentration in Film and Media, or Stage and Screen Studies. May be an essay or a film or video project. Apply for FILM 500 or FILM 501, but not both, to the Undergraduate Coordinator by end of Level 3.
NOTE To use Film and Media video equipment the student must have completed FILM 250.

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 510  Directed Studies  Units: 6.00  

Open to students completing an Honours concentration in Film and Media, or Stage and Screen Studies. Enables a student to pursue an area of study not covered in regularly offered courses. Applicants must obtain approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator and supervising instructor.
NOTE To use Film and Media video equipment the student must have completed FILM 250.

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 511  Directed Studies  Units: 3.00  

Open to students completing an Honours concentration in Film and Media, or Stage and Screen Studies. Enables a student to pursue an area of study not covered in regularly offered courses. Applicants must obtain approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator and supervising instructor.
NOTE To use Film and Media video equipment the student must have completed FILM 250.

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a FILM, MAPP, or COFI Plan and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 594  Independent Study  Units: 3.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 595  Independent Study  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 596  Independent Study  Units: 12.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
FILM 597  Independent Study  Units: 18.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science