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Film & Media Arts

 

FILM & MEDIA ARTS
 
BA Film Studies 11 (YVPA-1F)
Grades: 11 or 12                                                                                  
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA for consumable supplies
 
This is a comprehensive course in the history of film from its origins to the present. Important movies of each period and the most influential directors are studied in movies screened each week at the school and once a term at the Pacific Cinematheque Theatre, Downtown. This course is very similar to second and third year university film courses. A large number of films are studied, discussed, and written about. It will be of particular interest to students who enjoy analyzing and writing about the art of film.
 
BA Film Studies 12 (YVPA-2F)                                       
Grades: 12                                                                                            
Prerequisite: Film Studies 11
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
 
This course is an intensive study of elements of film introduced in Film Studies 11. Each term, students undertake research in one area of film, for examples, directors or genres. Students demonstrate their findings through class presentations. For research purposes, students are encouraged to use the film library at the Pacific Cinematheque. At times, students may be provided with mentors form the film industry to aid in their explorations.
 
Media Arts 9 (MVA—09MA1)                                          
Grades: 9                                                                                               
Prerequisite: None
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
 
This course is an excellent introduction to video and filmmaking.  From visualizing to storyboarding to scripting, the student will learn the various production techniques associated with electronic image making.  Course content includes basic animation techniques and film studies.
 
Media Arts 10/11/12: Beginner
(MVAM-10SC1/MVAMT11SC1/MVAMT12SC1)                      
Grades: 10, 11 or 12                                                                           
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA  
This course is an excellent introduction to video and film making.  From visualizing to storyboarding to scripting, the student will learn the various production techniques associated with electronic image making.  Course content includes basic animation techniques and film studies.
 
Media Arts 10/11/12: Intermediate
(MVAM-10SC2/MVAMT11SC2/MVAMT12SC2)                      
Grades: 10, 11 or 12                                                                           
Prerequisite: Media Arts 9 or permission of the instructor
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
 
This course extends the skills learned in Media Arts Intro into the area of larger projects.  Students will get a chance to take on larger more comprehensive videos improving their foundation skills.  The option to follow a particular interest or niche area is also provided (ex:  stop frame animation or special effects).  An emphasis is placed on project work and students will be expected to work more independently than in the introductory course.
 
Media Arts 9/10/11/12: Advanced
(MVA—09MA2/MVAM-10SC3/MVAMT11SC3/MVAMT12SC3)  
Grades: 9, 10, 11 or 12                                                                       
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Corequisite: Students will be asked to apply to Byng Arts (if they are not already enrolled)
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
 
This course is designed for the serious minded student who is considering a career in the Motion Picture industry or wants to create high caliber work for any variety of personal reasons.
This course demands a high level of commitment.   Students are expected to put time out side of class into their projects.  The focus of the work is on how to achieve a product of the highest value possible.   Students in the course are granted access to professional caliber equipment and training to help them produce high quality work.  Projects are designed with public exhibition in mind with special attention given to film festivals.
 

 

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