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  • MPF 106 - Film Production: Silent Film
    This lecture/laboratory course introduces students in Film Studies to the art and craft of the medium - its history, main genres and techniques. The course focuses on how meaning is created through the moving image and specifically explores the relationship between form and content. Different creative methods are explored by making silent 16 mm films. Visualization and storytelling are introduced, studied and practiced.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • MPF 107 - Film Technology I
    This lecture and lab class introduces students to the concepts, tools, applications and foundations of filmmaking, including photographic imaging, exposure, cinematography, lab processes, lighting, analogue film editing, as well as an introduction to basic sound recording and non-linear editing. This course focuses on the visual aspects of silent film production and non-synchronous sound.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • MPF 206 - Film Production: Sound Film
    This lecture/laboratory course focuses on how meaning is created through the moving image and specifically explores the relationship between form and content, image and sound. A variety of creative methods are explored by making films shot in 16 mm that are edited digitally. Project development, the basis of storytelling, script analysis, and sequencing techniques are introduced, studied and practiced.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 106
  • MPF 207 - Film Technology II
    This course builds on MPF 107 and introduces students to the fundamentals of digital cinematography and more complex image and sound post-production techniques including rudimentary sound design, sound mixing and colour correction. Basics of data management for non-linear editing will be included.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 107
    Co-Requisites: MPF 206
  • MPF 290 - Introduction to Film Studies
    This course provides an introduction to the field of film studies. The course emphasizes critical approaches to film aesthetics. Students will become familiar with film terminology, introductory methods of film analysis, and writing about the cinema.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • MPF 300 - Film Technology IV
    This course prepares students for multi-platform delivery and reception of moving images. Topics include methods of image-capture for online and installation work, including film/video interfaces, new developments in digital systems, and different platforms for film viewing.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 423
  • MPF 301 - Business of Film
    This course helps students to become aware of the business aspects of film and video production and includes documentary, commercial and narrative productions. It deals with those areas of pre-production, production and post-production which most involve the producer directly. Promotion, distribution and exhibition of product will be dealt with.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 422
  • MPF 302 - Business of Film II
    This course introduces students to film and television production in Canada. By focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the producer-developer, students learn organizational, legal, financial, creative and marketing aspects of the industry. Knowledge of funding policies and opportunities, revenue reporting, as well as performance and copyright regulations inform the making of film and television in the Canadian context and are key to preparation for work in the Canadian industry.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 301
  • MPF 322 - Film Production
    This intermediate level course on the methods of fiction film and video production focuses on the practical considerations and creative strategies employed in the researching, planning, producing, directing, and final execution of stories for the screen. Students explore narrative storytelling techniques and production methods that mirror professional practice.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 206 and MPF 107
  • MPF 324 - Writing for Film I
    This course introduces students to basic writing and research techniques as they relate to the motion picture industry. Emphasis is placed on writing exercises for narrative films.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Co-Requisites: MPF 322
  • MPF 327 - Film History and Criticism to 1945
    This course surveys the history and criticism of the cinema from its origins to WWII. The course emphasizes film form, principally narrative, mise-en-scène, editing, and sound, and forges links between the film text and social, economic and technological developments. Topics include: identification, race and representation, women's cinema, documentary and the avant-garde.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 290
  • MPF 422 - Film Production
    This intermediate level course offers production techniques for film. The course explores the myriad approaches and styles suggested by the term "documentary" and "narrative", including the production processes and the roles of each crew member. Students work in teams to produce short assignments.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 322
    Co-Requisites: MPF 423
  • MPF 423 - Film Technology III
    This course advances students? knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of synchronous sound, digital cinematography and non-linear editing. Aspects of sound techniques include: double-system sound recording; on-set production practices; issues in the synchronization of sound and picture; the foley studio, and basic mixing processes for film and television production.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 207
    Co-Requisites: MPF422
  • MPF 427 - Film History and Criticism since 1945
    This course surveys the history and criticism of the cinema from the post-WWII period to the present. It traces major film movements and filmmakers, as well as the critical analysis that was produced to grapple with important issues of representation and context. Topics include: authorship, genre, ideology, national cinema, and alternative film practices.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 327
  • MPF 42A/B - Senior Project

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply the theories, concepts, techniques, technologies, and practices of making films and videos learned in previous years and to synthesize them in a senior project of a prescribed length. Individuals and groups will work in close regular consultation with the instructor and/or an advisor through all stages of production. Alternatively, they may undertake, with the approval of the instructor, concentrated work of a specified nature in relation to production.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 6 hrs./6 hrs.
    GPA weight: 3.00
    Billing Units: 2/2
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 300 and MPF 602
  • MPF 502 - Film Production
    This is an advanced production course focused on writing proposals and producing documentary films. The course explores the various approaches to documentary production from the past to the present day. Emphasis is placed on collaboration, authorship and professional ethics and practices.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 422 and MPF 423
  • MPF 505 - Film Theory I
    This course introduces students to classic film theory and to the vocabulary and methodology for film analysis. Film theories will be examined in light of the formal, cultural and ideological contexts that underlie them.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 427
  • MPF 602 - Film Production
    This is an advanced course on the principles of fiction film and video production. Students work on original scripts with experienced actors to produce dramatic scenes for big and small screens. Modes of production that mirror the present-day film industry are emphasized.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 502
  • MPF 604 - Film Technology V
    This course deals with more advanced production and post-production techniques, methods and equipment. Topics include post production workflow management and delivery, colour correction processes, motion graphics and advanced audio mixing.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 300
  • MPF 605 - Film Theory II
    This course introduces students to contemporary film theory, including semiotics, psychoanalysis and reception studies, and to advanced methods of film analysis.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MPF 505
  • MPF 801 - Film: Capstone Lecture
    This is lecture and seminar course designed to assist students as they begin to consider the various roles they may take on in the next phase of their lives post-graduation. The course will tackle current and ongoing issues of special interest to emerging filmmakers. Topics will include a variety of aesthetic and ethical choices facing directors, producers and designers.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00