BFA, Film

Division: Media Arts/Foundation
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Program: Major in Film

Program Length: 4 years (see Degree Requirements)

Campus: Academy Campus

Program Entry

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.

Program Requirements

Completion of Foundation Year 1. 30 Credits of 1000-level courses including:
FNDN 1010 Intro to Studio practice(3-credits)
FNDN 1100 Foundation Drawing I(3-credits)
FNDN 1200 Intro to Visual Culture (3-credits)
FNDN 1800 Writing for the Arts(3-credits)
FILM 1000 Moving Image(3-credits)
Years 2-4. Courses Required:
AHIS 2020 Survey of 20th C Art(3-credits)
FHIS 2800 Film History and Crit: 1890-1940 (3-credits)
FHIS 2810 Film History and Crit: 1940-present (3-credits)
AHIS/FHIS 3XXX / 4XXX(3-credits)
AHIS/FHIS 3XXX / 4XXX(3-credits)
AHIS/FHIS 3XXX / 4XXX(3-credits)
AHIS/FHIS 3XXX / 4XXX(3-credits)
FILM 2400 Screenwriting(3-credits)
FILM 2501 Introductory Filmmaking or MDIA 2701 Media Toolbox(3-credits)
FILM 2370 Sound for Film or FILM 2600 Cinematography(3-credits)
FILM 3400 Film 1(3-credits)
FILM 3500 Film 2(3-credits)
FILM 4000 Film 3(3-credits)
FILM 4509 Film 4(3-credits)
FILM 2370 and/or FILM 2600 and/or FILM 3300 and/or FILM 3305 and/or FILM 3310 and/or FILM 3340 and/or FILM 3345 and/or FILM 3350 and/or FILM 3452(3-credits)
Elective/Open Credits:
Open credits(3-credits)

Please visit the Academic Calendar for a description of all courses available during your undergraduate studies.

Available Minors

There are many minors to complement your film major, including art history, ceramics, drawing, fashion, film studies, illustration, jewellery design and metalsmithing, print/paper/book, textiles journalism.


Faculty members are accomplished artists, scholars, educators and leaders in their craft. Adrian Fish is the Media Arts Division Chair. For a list of full faculty, click the button below.

Adrian Fish
Division Chair