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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.14 Communication, Media and Film 4.14.7 Bachelor of Film Studies (BFS)
4.14.7 Bachelor of Film Studies (BFS)

The Bachelor of Film Studies degree is offered in partnership with SAIT Polytechnic. The University of Calgary portion of the degree (72 units or 12.0 full-course equivalents) may be taken either before or after the SAIT portion of the degree (48 units or 8.0 full-course equivalents).

Admission

Enrolment in the Bachelor of Film Studies program is limited. Students requesting admission to this program are assessed within the same pool as those applying to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies. When a student presents a SAIT or equivalent diploma for block transfer credit to the Bachelor of Film Studies degree, the grade point average for admission to the Film Studies program will be calculated over the entire diploma.

For the purposes of admission and graduation, no more than 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in the diploma may have a "D" or "D+" grade. Students with excess "D" or "D+" grades will need to upgrade before being considered for admission if the diploma is completed first. If the diploma is completed after the University of Calgary requirements and there are excess "D" or "D+" grades upgrading will be required in order to graduate.

Note: Students must apply separately to SAIT Polytechnic and meet all its admission requirements and application deadlines.

Requirements

A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS

Students must adhere to the requirements set out in Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4.1, inclusive of 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) for an applicable diploma.

A maximum of 54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents) will be allowed 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).

B. FILM STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

  1. Core Courses: 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) as follows:

    a. 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from: Film 201, 321; Communication and Media Studies 581.
    b. 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from: Film 331 or 333.

  2. Advanced Courses: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from courses labelled Film at the 400 level or above.

  3. Film Options: 21 units (3.5 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Film, with a maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from courses not 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.

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.

Notes:

  • 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.