Film & Media BAH

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Film & Media BAH

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 202 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 1,539

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    This Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree is offered by Queen’s University and is delivered by the Department of Film & Media, within their larger Creative Arts program. This is a well-respected department with alumni spread across the length and breadth of Canada’s arts and media community, which can be a great boost to your employability, especially in the early parts of your career.

    You’ll explore not just the critical theory applied to film, television and newer media types but also their history. You’ll also look at how they express and address concepts like power, ideology, spectatorship, economics, consumption, advertising, aesthetics and communication. 

    You will also learn a great many easily transferrable skills, including professional research methods, presentations and communication skills and high level computer literacy. These will make it possible for you to explore advanced degrees in many fields, or to take up a role in nearly any industry or economic sector. 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study. 

    Year One Modules Include:

    • Film Form and Modern Culture to 1970
    • Film, Culture and Communication
    • Mobile Communications Advertising and Consumer Culture

    Year Two Modules Include:

    • Critical Inquiry
    • Film and Media History and Theory Post-1960  
    • Film and Media History and Theory Pre-1960 
    • Fundamentals of Media Production
    • How I Learned to Survive Film Studies and Love 1980’s Cult Cinema
    • Media and Cultural Studies 
    • Media and Popular Culture
    • Mobile Communications  
    • Science Fiction Cinema 
    • The Horror Film 

    Year Three Modules Include:

    • Advertising and Consumer Culture         
    • Animation Production
    • Canadian Film and Television to 1980
    • Cinema and the City 
    • Film and Politics 
    • Hollywood: The Dream Factory    
    • Open Media Production Video Production   
    • Queer Cinemas  
    • Screenwriting
    • Studies in Alternative Media   
    • Studies in Mass Media     
    • Television: Structure and Function        

    Year Four Modules Include:

    • Authorship: The Other Bergman 
    • Cross-Platform Storytelling  
    • Culture and Representation Narrative 
    • Film: Special Topic 
    • Major Project       
    • Remediation: Archives and the Textures of Time
    • Special Topic: Practicum 
    • The Business of Media Production

    Learning And Teaching

    Queen’s University’s BAH programs all focus both on practical and academic learning. They use a wide range of teaching methods, everything from lecture based classroom instruction to technical skills tutorials. You’ll be able to focus narrowly or broadly. You’ll learn both high level abstract critical theory and diligent academic research techniques. Finally, you’ll produce a piece of media or critical scholarship of your own with one of the final year project options. 

    Career Possibilities

    You’ll have many career options open to you. Many graduates opt for further training at the MA or even PhD level. Others go directly into work, taking on roles in visual art consulting, theatre management, television production, teaching, talent representation, stunt coordination, special effects, sound editing, set design, screenwriting, public relations, photography, marketing, make-up and costumes, journalism, games production, fundraising, film production, film archival, events management, editing, curation and many more.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BAH degree. 

    To apply, you’ll need to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or the international equivalent. Other qualifications may also be accepted. 

    All classes are taught in English, unless otherwise specified. International students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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