Vancouver Film School Diploma Program with Combined Honours BA English and Film Studies
Vancouver Film Schoolís Writing for Film, TV, and Games Diploma Program with Combined Honours BA English and Film Studies
Laurier has a partnership agreement through which students can complete, in 20.0 credits, the Combined Honours BA English and Film Studies at Laurier and VFSís Diploma program in Writing for Film, Television, and Games.
VFS students coming to Laurier attend Year 1 at VFS and then Years 2, 3, and 4 at Laurier. The transfer credits for VFS students are slightly different than for Laurier students: the one-year intensive VFS program is regarded as equivalent of 100-level credits, except in the case where Laurier offers a similar course (in those instances a specific course credit is assigned). Laurierís Combined Honours EN/FS program consists of 20.0 credits, of which 15.0 credits are completed at Laurier and 5.0 credits can be completed at VFS.
VFS Credits (5.0 credits)
VFSís Writing for Film, Television, and Games program counts as 5.0 credits towards the 20.0 credits of Laurierís Combined Honours English and Film Studies program as:
- 1.0 credit from EN 100-level (junior) courses
- 1.0 credit from FS 100-level (junior) courses
- 0.5 credit equivalent to FS374 - Screenwriting and Directing
- 2.5 credits from non-major elective 100-level (junior) courses
Laurier Credits (15.0 credits)
The Combined Honours English and Film Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 credits must be at the senior level with at least 7.0 credits in EN courses and 7.0 in FS courses as follows, as well as an additional 1.0 credit in non-major electives:
- 1.0 credit from Introductory EN courses: EN107, EN108, EN111, EN112, EN119, EN165 or EN190
- 1.0 credit from Category 1 courses (British Literature, pre-1660): EN214, EN233, EN234, EN245, EN344, EN372, EN388, EN390, EN392, EN393, EN394, EN395
- 1.0 credit from Category 2 courses (Literature after 1660, mainly British): EN246, EN292, EN293, EN298, EN299, EN345, EN346, EN396, EN397, EN399
- 1.0 credit from Category 3 courses (Canadian/American/Postcolonial/World Literature): EN211, EN213, EN218, EN252, EN263, EN265, EN266, EN267, EN280, EN313, EN322, EN324, EN330, EN335, EN347
- 1.0 credit from Category 4 courses (Theory/Gender/Genre): EN200, EN201, EN203, EN207, EN210, EN220, EN222, EN225, EN231, EN237, EN238, EN239, EN240, EN249, EN250, EN271, EN272, EN281, EN285, EN286, EN301, EN303, EN310, EN369, EN370, EN371, EN381
- 0.5 credit from 400-level courses.
- 1.5 additional credits from EN courses at the senior level.
Note: Of the required 7.0 credits in EN, no more than 1.0 may be at the 100 level. Students are encouraged to take EN245 and EN246 as part of their program. Students may also count up to 1.0 credit from non-designated writing courses (EN206, EN304). Pathway students can only count 0.5 credit in FS production courses (FS275, FS370, FS371, FS374) towards their degree. Pathway students are not eligible to do the English programís Concentration in Creative Writing, Minor in Writing for Career and Community, or Minor in Youth and Children: Texts and Contexts.
- 0.5 credit from Introductory FS Courses: FS101, FS102, FS103
- 1.0 credit from Film History FS Courses: FS240, FS241
- 1.0 credit from Film Theory FS Courses: FS341, FS342
- 1.0 credit from National Cinema FS Courses: FS238, FS239, FS244, FS246, FS250, FS301, FS330, FS333, FS355, FS360, FS365
- 0.5 credit from Fourth-Year FS courses: FS443, FS444, FS489
- 3.0 additional credits from FS courses of which 2.5 must be at the senior level (including the FS credits earned at VFS).
- Exclusions: FS275, FS370, FS371