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Faculty of Fine Arts (FA)

Location: 223 Centre for Film and Theatre, Tel.: 416-736-5149
Chair: A. Buchbinder
University Professor: S. Feldman
Professors Emeriti: P. Morris, A. Lhotsky
Associate Professors: T. Barta, A. Buchbinder, B. Evans, C. Fisher, J. Fisher, S. Forsyth, J. Greyson, L. Green, P. Hoffman, A. Kazimi, B. Longfellow, J. Marchessault, J. McCullough, M. Rickard, C. Wagner, S. Young, M. Zryd
Associate Professors Emeriti: E.W. Cameron, D. Davidson, R. Wood
Assistant Professors: S. Hayashi, H. Wiseman
Adjunct Professor: P. Hoffert
Graduate Program Director MFA: L. Green
Graduate Program Director MA/PhD: M. Zryd

Programs of Study

York University’s Department of Film enables students to explore the media of film through a program of studio (film and video production) as well as critical, historical and theoretical studies. An undergraduate can specialize in any one of the previously mentioned areas, but must take some courses in each area. All Honours film majors must complete 12 credits in historical and theoretical studies, FA/FILM 1400 6.00 and FA/FILM 2400 6.00, and at least 24 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, of which at least half are within the student's area of concentration. Students concentrating in cinema and media studies will receive an Honours BA degree. They are required to complete a minimum of 48 credits in the department and must include FA/FILM 1410 6.00 along with their upper-level requirements FA/FILM 3410 3.00, FA/FILM 4800 3.00, and at least three further credits at the 4000 level. They must also complete at least six credits in production or screenwriting, FA/FILM 2040 6.00. Students concentrating in studio will receive an Honours BFA degree. They are required to complete a minimum of 60 credits within the department, of which 21 credits must be studio courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.

For studio students, the Film program encourages a blend of the conceptual areas of writing, directing and producing, while providing a professionally-oriented background in the creative crafts of cinematography, editing and sound. Our intention is to provide each student with a marketable skill in addition to a broad education in film and video. Studio students should be aware that the department does not provide a full subsidy for the sometimes heavy cost of film and video production. Some courses have additional fees which cover part of the general cost of the courses but in most film production courses students will be required to purchase additional supplies at their own expense and to pay damage deposits. Due to facilities available, spaces in upper-year courses are limited.

Courses in Film

Some upper-year courses are not offered on an annual basis; some courses listed below may not be offered during the current academic session. Consult the Film Department office for further information.