Site Navigation
Welcome
Important Notice and Disclaimer
Academic Schedule
Undergraduate Degrees with a Major
Combined Degrees
Minor Programs
Student and Campus Services
Admissions
Academic Regulations
Co-operative Education/Internship
Tuition and General Fees
Awards and Financial Assistance
International Foundations Program
Faculty of Arts
1. Summary of Degree Programs
2. Information for Undergraduate Students
3. Faculty Regulations
4. Program Details
4.1 Arts and Science Honours Academy
4.2 African Studies
4.3 Ancient and Medieval History
4.4 Anthropology and Archaeology
4.5 Archaeology
4.6 Applied Energy Economics - Collaborative Program
4.7 Architectural Studies
4.8 Art
4.9 Art History
4.10 Asian Studies
4.11 Canadian Studies
4.12 Chinese
4.13 Classics and Religion
4.14 Communication, Media and Film
4.14.1 BA in Communication and Media Studies
4.14.2 BA Honours Communication and Media Studies
4.14.3 Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (BCMS)
4.14.4 Minor in Communication and Media Studies
4.14.5 BA in Film Studies
4.14.6 BA Honours Film Studies
4.14.7 Bachelor of Film Studies (BFS)
4.14.8 Minor in Film Studies
4.14.9 BA or BSc in Science, Technology and Society
4.14.10 BA or BSc Honours Science, Technology and Society
4.14.11 Minor in Science, Technology and Society
4.15 Communications Studies
4.16 Comparative Literature
4.17 Creative Writing
4.18 Dance
4.19 Development Studies
4.20 Drama
4.21 Earth Science
4.22 East Asian Language Studies
4.23 East Asian Studies
4.24 Economics
4.25 English
4.26 Film Studies
4.27 French
4.28 French, Italian and Spanish
4.29 Geography
4.30 German
4.31 Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies
4.32 Greek
4.33 Greek and Roman Studies
4.34 History
4.35 History and Philosophy of Science
4.36 Indigenous Studies
4.37 International Indigenous Studies
4.38 International Relations
4.39 Italian Studies
4.40 Japanese
4.41 Latin
4.42 Latin American Studies
4.43 Law and Society
4.44 Linguistics
4.45 Linguistics and Language
4.46 Linguistics, Languages, and Culture
4.47 Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Studies
4.48 Multidisciplinary Studies
4.49 Museum and Heritage Studies
4.50 Music
4.51 Philosophy
4.52 Political Science
4.53 Primatology
4.54 Psychology
4.55 Religious Studies
4.56 Religious Studies and Applied Ethics
4.57 Russian
4.58 School of Creative and Performing Arts
4.59 School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
4.60 Science, Technology and Society
4.61 Social and Cultural Anthropology
4.62 Sociology
4.63 South Asian Studies
4.64 Spanish
4.65 Urban Studies
4.66 Visual Studies
4.67 Women's Studies
5. Administration
Cumming School of Medicine
Faculty of Environmental Design
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Haskayne School of Business
Faculty of Kinesiology
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Nursing
Qatar Faculty
Schulich School of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Work
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Werklund School of Education
Continuing Education
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
About the University of Calgary
Who's Who
Glossary of Terms
Contact Us
Archives
University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.14 Communication, Media and Film
4.14 Communication, Media and Film
Overview of Programs and Procedures
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered

Communication and Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Media Studies

BA in Communication and Media Studies with Co-operative Education

BA Honours in Communication and Media Studies

BA Honours in Communication and Media Studies with Co-operative Education

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (BCMS)

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies with Co-operative Education

Film Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Film Studies

BA in Film studies with Co-operative Education

BA Honours in Film Studies

BA Honours in Film Studies with Co-operative Education

Bachelor of Film Studies (BFS)

Bachelor of Film Studies (BFS) with Co-operative Education

Science, Technology and Society

Note: Admission to Science, Technology and Society programs have been suspended as of Fall 2015. Students in these programs should consult with the department’s Director of Undergraduate Programs to ensure completion of program requirements in a timely manner.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Science, Technology and Society

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Science, Technology and Society

BA in Science, Technology and Society with Co-operative Education

BSc in Science, Technology and Society with Co-operative Education

BA Honours in Science, Technology and Society

BSc Honours in Science, Technology and Society

BA Honours in Science, Technology and Society with Co-operative Education

BSc Honours in Science, Technology and Society with Co-operative Education

Note: Minors are offered in Communication and Media Studies and Film Studies.

Introduction

The Department of Communication, Media and Film hosts programs in Communication and Media Studies and Film Studies.

Communication and Media Studies explores the ways in which communication constructs and reflects society and culture. The program emphasizes the theory, criticism, and history of communication through traditional media, new media and popular culture. It also focuses on the theory, critique and production of informative, persuasive and professional discourse in a range of public, media and organizational contexts (e.g., discourses related to identity, health, technology, food and food marketing, the environment, and political communication).

The program aims to educate flexible and articulate analysts, researchers and practitioners for a wide range of academic, public and professional contexts. It provides graduates with the knowledge, skill and discernment to communicate ideas effectively and to investigate communication in and across a variety of media including speech, writing, television, film, radio, digital media and interactive entertainment, the Internet, and wireless networks. Our co-operative education and experiential learning opportunities enable students to develop and apply their skills in non-academic contexts.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Media Studies and a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (BCMS). Opportunities for further concentration are available via the BA (Honours) in Communication and Media Studies. The BCMS is offered in partnership with SAIT Polytechnic and is intended for students who want the broad interdisciplinary base of knowledge provided by a university degree combined with practical skills in public relations, journalism, new media production, or radio, television, and broadcast news provided by a professional diploma program at SAIT or other approved program. A minor program is also offered. Degree requirements are outlined in 4.14.1 to 4.14.3.

Film Studies situates motion pictures within a wider culture of images and sounds, comprising both contemporary media and diverse historical practices. The program offers students the analytical skills and historical and theoretical frameworks to critically assess contemporary visual culture, and in this way helps to prepare them for careers in film and media criticism; film programming and production; work in cultural institutions; and university research and teaching.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Film Studies and a Bachelor of Film Studies (BFS). Students taking a BA in Film Studies will develop a broad understanding of the medium, considering film as an art form, as a cultural industry, and as an innovative and developing technology with social, cultural, and political significance. Opportunities for further concentration are available via the BA (Honours) in Film Studies program. The BFS is offered in partnership with SAIT Polytechnic and is intended for students who want the broad interdisciplinary base of knowledge provided by a university degree combined with practical skills in film, video and new media production. A minor program is also offered. Degree requirements are outlined in 4.14.5 to 4.14.7.

Admission to the Science, Technology and Society programs has been suspended as of Fall 2015. Students in these programs should consult with the department’s director of undergraduate programs to ensure completion of program requirements in a timely manner.

Contact Information

Department Office: Social Sciences 320

Phone: 403.220.6207

Fax: 403.210.8138

Email: ccapmail@ucalgary.ca

Website: commfilm.ucalgary.ca/

For Program Advice

Students should consult a program advisor in the Arts Students’ Centre for information and advice on their overall program requirements. Advising contact information can be found online: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising.

For more specific advice regarding course selection and requirements in the major field, students should consult the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Communication, Media and Film.

Admission to Major

Prospective students wishing to enter any of the degree programs offered by the Department of Communication, Media and Film must meet the criteria listed in section A.2 Undergraduate Admission of this Calendar. Annual application deadlines are found in A.3 Deadline Dates for Undergraduate Applications for Admission and Transcripts.

Limitation of Enrolment

When demand exceeds capacity, enrolment in the BA Communication and Media Studies will be restricted on a competitive basis.

Admission to Honours

The Faculty of Arts procedures for Admission to Honours established in section, 3.4.2 Honours Degrees with a Major Field are applicable and provide the overall framework.

The deadline for submitting the Honours Program application form to the Department of Communication, Media and Film is February 1. Students taking Majors offered by the Department are eligible to apply for the Honours Program by the deadline only if they have completed at least 63 units (10.5 full-course equivalents).

Honours program applications to the department must include a preliminary Honours thesis proposal and the signature of a faculty member who has agreed to serve as the student's Honours thesis supervisor. Students are strongly advised to secure a supervisor by January 20. The Honours program application form is available at comcul.ucalgary.ca/forms.

Successful applicants to the Honours program will automatically be registered in Communication and Media Studies 590 or Film 590 (Honours Thesis) and will have their degree program changed. Further information is available on the department website. Students should also consult with the Honours Program Co-ordinator in the Department of Communication, Media and Film.

Overlapping Programs

The Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies and the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies cannot be taken in conjunction with each other. The Bachelor of Film Studies and the Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies also may not be taken in conjunction with each other.

Degree Program Field Requirements

The Field of Communication and Media Studies consists of the following courses:

Field of Film Studies

Courses in the Field of Film Studies are grouped as follows:

Core Courses:

Courses on Film as Cultural Industry:

Courses on the Aesthetics of Film:

Supporting Courses:

Note: Depending on the topic, Film 401 and 501 may be counted in the Film as a Cultural Industry category or the Aesthetics of Film category.

Field of Science, Technology and Society

The Field of Science, Technology and Society consists of the following courses:

Courses with a Focus on Science, Technology and Society

Supporting Courses:

Courses in the Domain of Science for Science, Technology and Society

Courses from the “Domain of Science”, for the Science, Technology and Society program, include the courses listed below: