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Gain an understanding for the cultural, historical, social and political forces that shape storytelling and artistry in film in the Cinema Studies Minor at Capilano University.

In this 18-credit minor, you’ll choose from courses offered in CapU’s School of Motion Picture Arts, as well as across the faculties of Fine & Applied Arts, Business & Professional Studies and Arts & Sciences.

You’ll gain a breadth of expertise, with available courses including Canadian cinema, queer cinema, applied cultural criticism, philosophy through film and more.

Additionally, you’ll pick up a broader insight into the influences of notable filmmakers, how their styles were distinctive and significant and how film shapes our understanding of the world of the past and today.

Learn more about the Cinema Studies Minor by visiting the Courses tab or contacting our Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts.

Lower-Level Requirements

Total credits: 3.00

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
ANIM 105Survey of Western Cinema: Animation3.00 credits
DOCS 108Documentary Studies3.00 credits
IDF 235Indigenous World Cinema3.00 credits
MOPA 211American Cinema3.00 credits

 

Upper-Level Requirements: Core

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
FILM 308Documentary Cinema Arts3.00 credits
FILM 323Queer Cinema3.00 credits
MOPA 302World Cinema3.00 credits
MOPA 312Canadian Cinema3.00 credits

 

Upper-Level Requirements: Electives

Total credits: 9.00

Choose 9.00 credits from the following list:

If used to satisfy the Core requirement, FILM 308, FILM 323, MOPA 302 and/or MOPA 312 cannot be used to meet the Electives requirement. Please note that not all courses may be offered each term. Seat availability can be limited so students are advised to plan their course selection in advance.

CMNS 380Applied Cultural Criticism3.00 credits
ENGL 435Electronic Literature3.00 credits
FILM 308Documentary Cinema Arts3.00 credits
FILM 323Queer Cinema3.00 credits
LAW 305Arts and Entertainment Law3.00 credits
MOPA 302World Cinema3.00 credits
MOPA 312Canadian Cinema3.00 credits
PHIL 305Philosophy Through Film3.00 credits
POL 315Utopias, Dystopias and Political Thought3.00 credits

 

Total program credits: 18.00

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Have questions about this minor?

School of Motion Picture Arts


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