What will I learn?
In the required courses, you’ll be introduced to audiovisual analysis and the language of cinematography, editing, sound, acting, and art direction—and you’ll study the history of the moving image from its beginnings to the present day. If you aim to graduate with a combined honours degree, you’ll also take a course in film theory to learn more about methodologies for the study of cinema, and you’ll write an in-depth honours paper on a topic that fascinates you.
Elective courses at the intermediate and advanced level provide opportunities to study specific genres, directors, and national cinemas, as well as interdisciplinary topics, such as narration and narrative in fiction and film, feminist film practices, and music and film. The Fountain School of Performing Arts also enables its students to engage in experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.