Academic Calendar

Film Studies (FILM)

FILM 1290  The Art of the Film 1  3 cr  

The study of film as an art form, entertainment and document.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

FILM 1310  Film History  3 cr  

In this course students will examine films from more than one period in film history, exploring the relationships among and between films in terms of genre, style, theme, structure, and other aesthetic elements. Students will study films selected from various periods of world cinema, taking into consideration how and in what ways films bear the traces of their time and place, or are affiliated with relevant movements in art, history, or society, or have been shaped by technical and artistic developments in the art of film. Students may not hold credit for both FILM 1310 and the former FILM 1300.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in FILM 1290] or written consent of instructor.

Equiv To: FILM 1300

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

FILM 2040  Documentary Film  3 cr  

Theories and forms of the non-fiction as an art form, an information carrier and a propaganda tool. Students may not hold credit for both FILM 2040 and the former FILM 2420.

Equiv To: FILM 2420

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2280  Film and Literature  6 cr  

The interrelationships between literature and film through an analysis of significant films, novels, poems and plays. Special attention to adaptations of Shakespeare, modern drama, the 19th century novel, the modern novel, and popular fiction.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or [a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1201 or ENGL 1300 or ENGL 1301] or [a grade of "C" or better in each of ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340]. Also offered as ENGL 2280. Students may not hold credit for both FILM 2280 and ENGL 2280.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2300  The Popular Film  3 cr  

Current trends in film as a form of culture. Emphasis on recently released films as mirrors of existing social myths and values.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2330  Film and Contemporary Thought  3 cr  

Recent films viewed in the light of current intellectual developments. Screenings are complemented by readings in contemporary political theory, philosophy, art, psychology, critical theory, etc.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2370  Experimental Cinema  3 cr  

Formal innovations in avant-garde and underground films and videos, their significance and influence on the feature film industry.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2380  The International Cinema 1  3 cr  

An examination of major works of international cinema, focusing upon the contributions of individual countries, or relevant global issues. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2400  The American Film to 1950  3 cr  

The aesthetic development of the American Film from the early days until the beginning of television.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2410  The American Film from 1950  3 cr  

An examination of the Hollywood film from the decline of the studio system.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2430  The Canadian Film  3 cr  

The development of the film industry in Canada in its varied forms, with emphasis upon key films, regional differences and Manitoba contributions.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 2460  Film Genres  3 cr  

An examination of a major cinematic genre (e.g, the gangster film, the western, the musical) with emphasis upon the permanence and evolution of generic conventions and the ability of filmmakers to register personal visions within these conventions. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3250  Special Topics in Film  3 cr  

An intensive examination of selected topics in film. Students are asked to consult the English, Theatre, Film & Media website for detailed course descriptions. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Mutually Exclusive: FILM 3440

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3270  Special Topics in Film 3  6 cr  

An intensive examination of selected topics in film including creative filmmaking projects. Contents of the course will vary according to the needs and interests of students and faculty. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] and written consent of instructor.

Mutually Exclusive: FILM 3440

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3400  The Director's Cinema  3 cr  

An intensive critical look at the career of one or two major filmmakers.Students are asked to consult the English, Theatre, Film & Media website for detailed course descriptions. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3420  Film Theory  3 cr  

A survey of Film Theory from its beginnings to the present: Eisenstein to André Bazin to Christian Metz and others (film theories, not reviewers).

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3430  Screenwriting  3 cr  

An introduction to the techniques and procedures of screenwriting. Students will be expected to complete a screenplay. Students may not hold credit for both FILM 3430 and Screenwriting as previously offered under the title of Special Topics.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3440  Filmmaking  3 cr  

Digital filmmaking equipment is used to understand the rudiments of cinematography, editing, lighting, and directing. Students will make at least one short film. Students may not hold credit for both FILM 3440 and any of FILM 3250, FILM 3260, or FILM 3270 when titled "Filmmaking".

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Mutually Exclusive: FILM 3250, FILM 3260, FILM 3270

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3450  The Animated Film  3 cr  

The art of animation from early cell and puppet films to computer animation and current experimentation. Special attention is given to the "Golden Age of Animation" and to Canada's continuing contribution.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3460  Acting for the Camera  3 cr  

This course is a practical exploration of the acting techniques appropriate for work in film and television. Each student will be required to perform a significant number of scene bits and a few full scenes on video camera. Students will develop skills connected with directing actors in film; intensive preparatory scene analysis, storyboarding, and camera operation during performance. Students may not hold credit for both FILM 3460 and Acting for the Camera as previously offered under the title of Special Topics.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in each of FILM 1290 and FILM 1310 (or the former FILM 1300)] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

FILM 3650  Advanced Filmmaking  3 cr  

This course is for students who have taken FILM 3440 Basic Filmmaking and offers an opportunity to pursue longer, more technically ambitious work. Students are required to shoot one (1) 10 minute 16mm film; transfer that film to video; edit and soundtrack it.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C+" or better in FILM 3440] and written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities