Laurier’s Film Studies program is considered one of the top film programs in Canada. New for 2016 is our partnership with the Vancouver Film School, which provides students a pathway to combine their academic study of film with hands-on training in film production, writing, or acting.
Students will also have the opportunity to add our Film Production Option to their degree. This new option is designed for students who seek to combine a foundational knowledge of Film Studies with a practical understanding of the techniques of video and film production — from script to screen — to prepare for careers in film, TV, or web series production or advertising and journalism. The option includes courses in film practice (e.g., Intro to Video Editing) and on the film industry (e.g., Business of Film, Screenwriting).
Visual media plays a prominent role in our experience of the world today and our Film Studies Program addresses that experience. Our courses equip you with an understanding of the history of film, the key methods of critical analysis and film theory, the relationship of film style to its social and industrial contexts, and the variety of film genres and national cinemas.
With three wide-ranging introductory courses (narrative, image, genre), you’ll have a choice of entry into the field of film studies in your first year. For upper-year students, we offer courses on film genres (westerns, noir, musicals), theory (gender, mass media, contemporary), film history, national cinemas (Bollywood, American, Italian, East Asian), and other exciting topics (animation, auteurs, youth culture). Our range of courses makes Film Studies at Laurier an engaging, richly diverse program both in Canada and internationally.
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