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Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in FilmThe Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film program offers students an opportunity to explore approaches and issues in the practice, theory, history, and critical analysis of film production and film art.  It combines a thorough grounding in film production techniques with extensive liberal arts and science course work to give students a broad understanding of the film production process and a solid foundation for developing their own creative work.

Entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film ProgramThe 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 Introductory Video, will be completed before a major is declared.  Students in the last two years of the program will complete a series of core classes in film, supplementing these with a choice of workshops that will involve detailed technical aspects of screen arts crafts and Art 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 a producer, director, actor, animator, or screenwriter.

Required course work

The major in film program requires the successful completion of 42 credits of required courses, including 33 credits of film and screen arts courses and 9 credits of further art history courses. For specific requirements and course descriptions, see the Guide to Undergraduate Programs and Course Descriptions.

Exhibition

Students in their final year of the major in film program are encouraged to prepare an exhibition of their work at the university or at another appropriate venue.

Degree requirements for
Bachelor of Fine Art, Major in Film

Studio credits
Liberal arts and science credits
Open credits
Total credits required
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120

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Photography

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography program offers students opportunities to explore practices, approaches, and issues in photography. Upon completion of the foundation studies, students who plan to pursue the major in photography may take courses in art history and photography during their second year. After successfully completing the first two years of study, students may enter the major in photography program. They then continue their studies in photography at intermediate and senior levels.

Entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography Program

The major in photography program is an open entry program. After successfully completing the first two years of study, students may declare their intent to major in photography. To declare a major, students must submit a declaration form, available from the Office of Student and Academic Services. Successful applicants to the major in photography program must have completed the requisite foundation courses, in addition to 9 studio credits of photography courses at the 2000 level and 6 credits of art history courses. Grades must be no lower than Pass or C-. For specific requirements and course descriptions, see the Guide to Undergraduate Programs and Course Descriptions.

Required Course Work

The Major in Photography program requires the successful completion of 42 credits of required courses, including 30 credits of photography and 12 credits of other course work. For specific requirements and course descriptions, see the Guide to Undergraduate Programs and Course Descriptions.

Double Major in Photography and Intermedia

Students who complete the BFA Major In Photography and wish to apply for a double major in media arts must complete an additional 15 credits of studio (ARTS 3500-4000) or intermedia courses at the 3000 level or higher.

Exhibition

Students in their final year of the major in photography program are encouraged to prepare an exhibition of their work at the university gallery or at another appropriate venue.

Degree Requirements for
Bachelor of Fine Art, Major in Photography

Studio credits
Liberal arts and science credits
Open credits
Total credits required
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30
24
120


Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Intermedia

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Intermedia program offers students opportunities to explore interdisciplinary practices, collaboration and research, and conceptual and social issues in a range of media arts, including film, video, installation, performance, digital media, and photography. Upon completion of the Foundation studies, students interested in the Major in Intermedia program take courses in art history and in a broad range of core studio courses. After focusing in various media in the first two years of study, students may select the Major in Intermedia, where 3000 and 4000 level studio courses support interdisciplinary approaches to studio work.

Entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Intermedia Program

The Major in Intermedia program is an open entry program. After successfully competing the first two years of study, students may declare their intention to major in Intermedia. To declare a major, students must submit a declaration form, available from the Office of Student and Academic Services.

Exhibition

Students in their final year of the major in media arts program are encouraged to prepare an exhibition of their work at the university gallery or at another appropriate venue.

Degree Requirements for
Bachelor of Fine Art, Major in Intermedia


Studio credits
Liberal arts and science credits
Open credits
Total credits required
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30
24
120

 

Minor in Film Studies

The minor in film studies is offered to students in the BA and BFA programs within the Metro Consortium Universities. The Metro Consortium Universities include NSCAD University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Saint Mary's University, Dalhousie University, and the University of King’s College.

The minor in film studies requires 24 credits in film history and criticism, which must include 6 credits in selected film history courses and 12 credits of other film history and criticism courses offered by Dalhousie, Mount Saint Vincent, Saint Mary’s and NSCAD. Details of all courses offered, faculty, contact information for the program coordinator, and the schedule for each semester are listed on the Inter-university Film Studies website: http://hfxfilm.textstyle.ca.