Film Studies

Mailing Address: c/o Faculty of Arts
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4655
Fax:  (506) 453-5102
Email: arts@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts

Faculty

  • Patrick Bergeron, PhD - French 
  • Anne Brown, PhD - French 
  • Jeffery Brown, PhD - History 
  • David Frank, PhD - History
  • Robert Gray, PhD - English (Creative Writing) & Film 
  • Anette Guse, PhD - Culture and Media Studies 
  • Sophie Lavoie, PhD - Culture and Meida Studies 
  • Randall Martin, PhD - English 
  • Tony Merzetti - NB Film Makers' Co-Op 
  • Tony Myatt, PhD - Economics 
  • Scott Preston, PhD - Culture and Media Studies ADVISOR
  • Allan Reid, PhD - Culture and Media Studies 
  • Brent Wilson, PhD - Gregg Center for War and Society

General Information

The Film Studies Minor offers students from all faculties the opportunity to study film (and video) from a variety of perspectives, including theory, history, and analysis, as well as a range of topics around national cinemas and genres, among others. In addition, students have the opportunity to study film from creative and practical perspectives in production and other practice-driven courses as well as creative writing for the screen. For details of courses and requirements, see below.

Eligibility

Admission to the Film Studies Minor is open to students from any Faculty who have completed 30 ch towards a degree. Students should contact the Advisor for the Film Studies Minor for program approval and advising. Students are encouraged to begin the Minor in the second year of their program.

Program of Study

The Minor consists of 24 credit hours, approved by the Advisor. Of these 24 ch, FILM/MAAC 2022 “The Art of Film,” FILM/ENGL 2909 “International Film History,” and FILM/ENGL 3903 “Film Theory” are required, and at least 12 ch must be at the upper level. Students must take approved courses from at least 3 different disciplines, including ENGL, FILM, FR, GER, HIST, MAAC, and CCS.

Courses will be selected from the following list. Additional courses may be counted towards the Minor subject with the approval of the Advisor.

ECONOMICS

2009 Understanding Economics Through Film 

ENGLISH

2263 Shakespeare and Film 
3905 The City in Cinema
3906-9 Film Genre
3916-9 National Cinema
3183 Creative Writing: Screenwriting for Short Formats
3186 Creative Writing: Feature Screenplay

FILM/MAAC 

2022 The Art of Film
2998 Digital Filmmaking I
2999 Digital Filmmaking II
3075 Framing Reality: Theory and Practice of Documentary Media
3981 Introduction to Directing and Acting for Film and Television
3998 Film Production
3999 Video Production

FILM/ENGLISH

2909 International Film History
3183 Creative Writing: Screenwrting for Short Formats
3186 Creative Writing: Feature Screenplay
3903 Film Theory

MAAC/FILM/CCS

3082 History of Canadian Cinema 

FRENCH

3524 The Novel and Film
4524 Quebecois Film 
4354 French Cinema

CCS/FILM/MAAC

3066 Trauma and Seduction: Early and German Cinema
3072 (Re)constructing National Identity: Contemporary German Cinema

HISTORY

1315 Canadian History of Film
3415 America at the Movies
3803 War through Film
5331 Film and History in Canada

MEDIA ARTS & CULTURES

3212 Lens Media
3362 Sound Design

CCS

3973 Latin American Narrative at the Movies
3455 Latin American Cinema
3456 The Cinema of Spain
4053 Culture and Film: The Cinema of Transitional Democracies