A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS
Overall Program: Successful completion of 120 units (20.0 full-course equivalents) inclusive of 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) for an applicable diploma (see below).
Program Focus: Successful completion of the Film Studies Requirements and the Other Requirements listed below.
(a) A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be achieved over all courses.
(b) A maximum of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) "D" or "D+" grades overall.
(c) A maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) "D" or "D+" grades in the major field.
University of Calgary Study: A maximum of 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) in eligible post-secondary transfer credits from other institutions may be counted toward the degree inclusive of the 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) for an applicable diploma (see below).
Depth: A maximum of 54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents) at the junior or 200 level (including the 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) of junior transfer credit received as part of the diploma).
Breadth: A minimum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Faculty of Science.
Physical Activity Courses: A maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) may be taken from: Dance Education Activity/Theory, Outdoor Pursuits Activity/Theory and Physical Education Activity/Theory.
B. FILM STUDIES REQUIREMENTS
Core Courses: 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) as follows:
(a) 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) from Film 201, 321; Communication and Media Studies 580.
(b) 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from either Film 331 or 333.
Topics Courses: 21 units (3.5 full-course equivalents) from courses labelled Film.
C. OTHER REQUIREMENT
Applicable Diploma: Completion of the SAIT Film and Video Production diploma program, or approved equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.00 on all courses. No more than 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) may have a grade of "D" or "D+."
D. DEGREE OPTIONS
The Bachelor of Film Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education but students may face sequencing constraints and require extra time to complete their programs. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.
- Students must apply separately to SAIT and meet all its admission requirements and application deadlines. Students who are unsuccessful in applying to SAIT may transfer to the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies at the University of Calgary, or to any other University of Calgary program for which they qualify. Courses already completed toward the Bachelor of Film Studies (BFS) may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies.
- Students should consult with a program advisor to ensure that they do not exceed the limits for junior-level courses as the diploma transfers as 24 junior level transfer credits.
- Students completing their diploma in the semester prior to graduation will need to ensure that a transcript recording the diploma conferral is received by the University of Calgary by the transcript deadline date. Due to the length of processing time required, transcripts received after the deadline will be considered for the next convocation period. Please contact the Arts Students' Centre for further information.