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Program Name: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Division: Foundation
Media Arts
Program Description

The Film program offers you an opportunity to explore the practice, history, theory, and analysis of film production and film art. With an emphasis on collaboration and innovation, you will be encouraged to embrace all elements of film production, from the technical craft to narrative, experimental, and documentary approaches to your own unique creative vision. This small program that emphasizes one-on-one instruction enables you to study independant film production models that focus on the art of cinema. 

Students in the last two years of the program will complete a series of core classes in film, supplementing these with a choice screen arts workshops and At History classes. In the final semester, students will be expected to complete thesis work in filmmaking that will include participating in a substantial film production in the role of producer, director, actor, animator, or screenwriter.

Program Requirements:

The Major in Film program is an open entry program. Students will begin the Major by completing the Foundation program. A second year of general studio, Art History, and Liberal Arts studies, as well as Introductory Filmmaking or Media Toolbox, will be completed before a Major is declared.

FOUNDATION YEAR (30)

24 studio; 6 LAS 
      including:
      FNDN 1335: Foundation Moving Image                      

21 AHIS Credits:
(3) AHIS 2020 20th C Art
(3) FHIS 2800 Film History & Crit: 1890-1940 (Fall)
(3) FHIS 2810 Film History & Crit: 1940-present (Winter)
(3) AHIS/FHIS 3xxx/4xxx
(3) AHIS/FHIS 3xxx/4xxx
(3) AHIS/FHIS 3xxx/4xxx
(3) AHIS/FHIS 3xxx/4xxx

 

FILM 2400 Screenwriting

3 Studio Credits chosen from:
(3) FILM 2501 Introductory Filmmaking
(3) MDIA 2701 Media Toolbox

3 Studio Credits chosen from:
(3) FILM 2370 Sound for Film
(3) FILM 2600 Cinematography

27 Studio Credits:
(6) FILM 3400: FILM 1
(6) FILM 3500: FILM 2
(6) FILM 4000: FILM 3
(9) FILM 4509: FILM 4

9 Studio Credits chosen from:
(3) FILM 2370: Sound for Film
(3) FILM 2600: CInematography
(3) FILM 3300: Screenwriting Studio
(3) FILM 3305: Approaches in Non-Fiction
(3) FILM 3310: Acting for the Screen
(3) FILM 3340: Production Design for Film
(3) FILM 3345: Digital Post-Production
(3) FILM 3350: Production Management for Film
(3) FILM 3452: Radical Narratives

24 OPEN Credits

 

Available Minors:

Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Fashion, Film Studies (in cooperation with Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University and University of King's College), Illustration, Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Print/Paper/Book, Textiles, Journalism (in cooperation with University of King's College)


Facilities and Technology:

The Film program’s facilities are located in the historic Academy campus and include a 3,000 square foot sound stage, 16-mm film equipment, high-end digital video cameras, editing and sound suites, professional lighting and grip equipment, and a Cineflux screening auditorium.


Faculty:

 

Media Arts Faculty Information


What do Graduates do?

Graduates of NSCAD's film program create award-winning films that are screened at international film festivals. Many work in the film industry, advancing through various positions. Our graduates also pursue graduate studies and become critics, writers, and college/university professors.


Admission from High School: Applicants who have completed, or expect to complete high school by year-end but have not attended a post-secondary institution or university should apply to the Foundation Program.
Admission from University or College: The Major in FIlm program is an open entry program. Students will begin the major by completing the Foundation program. A second year of general studio, Art History and Liberal art studies, as well as Introductory Filmmaking or Media Toolbox, will be completed before a major is declared. To declare a major, students must submit a declaration form, available from the Office of Student and Academic Services. Successful applications to the Major in Film program must have completed the following course work with no grade lower than "C-"