Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts Program Requirements

  • Intakes: Campus Terms Full/Part Time
      North Vancouver Fall Full-Time

    Continuation Requirement: The Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts is highly competitive and the number of available seats decreases as the program moves from certificate to diploma to degree level. Therefore, continuation into each year is competitive based on the criteria listed below.

    Year 2: Successful completion and an overall minimum GPA of 2.67 for all first year MOPA courses, or equivalent.

    Year 3: Successful completion of year 1 and year 2 coursework, or equivalent, and a personal interview

    First Year   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 31.00
    Required: 31.00
    ENGL 100 University Writing Strategies 3.00  
    MOPA 100 Technical Directing 3.00  
    MOPA 102 Cinematography Foundation 3.00  
    MOPA 103 Production Design I 1.50  
    MOPA 104 Introduction to Producing 3.00  
    MOPA 106 Screenwriting I 3.00  
    MOPA 108 Introduction to Post-Production 3.00  
    MOPA 110 MOPA Project #1 2.00  
    MOPA 115 Professional Development I 1.50  
    MOPA 118 Production and Post-Production 3.00  
    MOPA 120 MOPA Project #2 2.00  
    ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher 3.00  
    Second Year   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 31.50
    Required: 28.50
    MOPA 201 The Director's Craft 3.00  
    MOPA 206 Screenwriting II 3.00  
    MOPA 207 Technical Motion Picture Arts 5.00  
    MOPA 209 Advanced Digital Editing 3.00  
    MOPA 210 MOPA Project #3 6.00  
    MOPA 211 American Cinema 3.00  
    MOPA 213 Production Design II 1.00  
    MOPA 217 Sound Design for Film and Video 1.50  
    MOPA 220 Line Producing and Production Management 3.00  
    Choose 3.00 credits of electives: 3.00
    See below for elective requirements for the degree 3.00  
    Third Year   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 30.50
    Required: 27.50
    MOPA 302 World Cinema 3.00  
    MOPA 304 Screenwriting III 3.00  
    MOPA 305 Cinematography 3.00  
    MOPA 306 Directing 3.00  
    MOPA 310 MOPA Project #4 6.00  
    MOPA 312 Canadian Cinema 3.00  
    MOPA 313 Production Design III 1.00  
    MOPA 319 The Independent Producer 3.00  
    MOPA 325 Advanced Work Flow I 2.50  
    Choose 3.00 credits of electives: 3.00
    See below for elective requirements for the degree 3.00  
    Fourth Year   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 30.00
    Required: 18.00
    MOPA 409 Visual Theory and Practice 6.00  
    MOPA 410 MOPA Project #5 6.00  
    MOPA 416 Professional Practice 1.00  
    MOPA 425 Advanced Work Flow II 1.50  
    MOPA 426 Advanced Work Flow III 1.50  
    MOPA 430 Practicum 2.00  
    Choose 12.00 credits of electives: 12.00
    See below for elective requirements for the degree 12.00  
    Elective Requirements   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 0.00
    Total Program Credits 123.00
    Choose electives: 0.00
    18 100-level or higher breadth elective credits including 3 Quantitative/Analytical (Q/A) credits and 3 Science credits. 9 of these 18 credits must be upper level (300/400)

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