Film Studies

Mailing Address: c/o Faculty of Arts
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4655
Fax:  (506) 453-5102


  • Patrick Bergeron, PhD - French 
  • Jeffrey Brown, PhD - History 
  • Robert Gray, PhD - English (Creative Writing) & Film 
  • Anette Guse, PhD - Culture and Media Studies 
  • Lisa Jodoin, MA - English (Creative Writing) & Film
  • Sophie Lavoie, PhD - Culture and Media Studies 
  • Sabine LeBel, PhD - Culture and Media Studies
  • Tony Merzetti - NB Film Makers' Co-Op 
  • Tony Myatt, PhD - Economics 
  • Scott Preston, PhD - Culture and Media Studies ADVISOR
  • Brent Wilson, PhD - Gregg Centre 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 concerning courses and requirements, see below.


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 2022 / MAAC 2022 “The Art of Film,” FILM 2909 / ENGL 2909 “International Film History,” and FILM 3903 / 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 CCS, ECON, ENGL, FILM, FR, ​HIST, MAAC, and PHIL.

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

CCS 3066 / FILM 3066 / MAAC 3066 Trauma and Seduction: Early German Cinema
CCS 3072 / FILM 3072 / MAAC 3072 Contemporary German Cinema and Media
CCS 3455 Latin American Cinema
CCS 3456 / SPAN 3456 The Cinema of Spain
CCS 3973 / SPAN 3973 Latin American Narrative at the Movies


ECON 2009 Understanding Economics through Film 

ENGL 2263 Shakespeare and Film
ENGL 2909 / FILM 2909 International Film History
ENGL 3183 / FILM 3183 Creative Writing: Screenwriting for Short Formats
ENGL 3186 / FILM 3186 Creative Writing: Feature Screenplay
ENGL 3903 / FILM 3903 Film Theory
ENGL 3907 / FILM 3907 Film Genre
ENGL 3908 / FILM 3908 Zombies in Film
ENGL 3916 / FILM 3916 Canadian Film since 1967
ENGL 3917 / FILM 3917 National Cinemas
ENGL 3918 / FILM 3918 The French New Wave

FR 3524 Roman et cinéma / The Novel and Film
FR 4524 Cinéma québécois / Quebecois Film 
FR 4534 Cinéma français / French Cinema

HIST 1315 Canadian History on Film
HIST 3415 America at the Movies
HIST 3417 Dark Artifacts: Film Noir and the Other America, 1940-1965
HIST 3803 War through Film
HIST 5331 Film and History in Canada

MAAC 2022 / FILM 2022 The Art of Film
MAAC 2998 / FILM 2998 Digital Film Production I
MAAC 2999 / FILM 2999 Digital Film Production II
MAAC 3065 / CCS 3065 The Thrill of Fear: Horror Narratives across Media & Cultures 
MAAC 3075 / FILM 3075 Framing Reality: Theory and Practice of Documentary Media
MAAC 3082 / FILM 3082 / CCS 3082 History of Canadian Cinema 
MAAC 3212 Lens Media
MAAC 3362 Sound Design
MAAC 3795 / CCS 3795 Dark Futures: Visions of Dystopia since World War I
MAAC 3999 / FILM 3999 Editing and Post-Production

PHIL 2501 Philosophy and Film