Honours BA Film Studies with Vancouver Film School Diploma Program

This page is intended for Laurier students who are entering VFS (normally in Year 3). If you are a VFS student who is entering Laurier, visit https://academic-calendar.wlu.ca/program.php?cal=1&d=2029&p=4645&s=931&y=79.

Laurier has a partnership agreement through which Laurier students can complete, in 20.0 credits, the Honours BA Film Studies at Laurier and one of VFSís Diploma programs in Film Production; Writing for Film, Television, and Games; or Acting for Film and Television. Laurier students attend Year 1 and Year 2 at Laurier, Year 3 at VFS, and Year 4 at Laurier. Laurierís Honours Film Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, of which 15.0 are completed at Laurier and 5.0 credits can be completed at VFS.

Laurier Credits (15.0 credits):
Laurierís Honours Film Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 credits must be at the senior level, including a minimum of 10.0 but no more than 14.0 credits in FS courses.

Note: Students may also count up to 1.0 credit from senior EN courses. Students can only count 0.5 credits in FS production courses towards their degree (one of: FS275, FS370, FS371, FS374).

Degree Program Electives: An additional 10.0 credits including non-major electives (including non-major credits from VFS) toward the degree total of 20.0 credits, (of which no more than 5.0 credits can be at the 100 level).

VFS Credits (5.0 credits):
The studentís year at VFS counts as 5.0 credits towards the 20.0 credits of the Honours Film Studies program (depending on which program the student takes at VFS) as follows:

A. VFS's Film Production program:

  • 2.0 from non-major elective 200- or 300-level (senior) credits
  • 3.0 from Film Studies 200- or 300-level (senior) credits

B. VFS's Writing for Film, Television, and Games program:

  • 2.5 from non-major electives 200- or 300-level (senior) credits
  • 2.0 from Film Studies 200- or 300-level (senior) credits
  • 0.5 equivalent to FS374 - Screenwriting and Directing

C. VFS's Acting for Film and Television program:

  • 3.0 from non-major elective 200- or 300-level (senior) credits
  • 2.0 from Film Studies 200- or 300-level (senior) credits

Additional Information
 
Note

Tuition discounts and scholarships to attend VFS are available to WLU Honours BA Film Studies majors.

  1. Students attending VFS in Year 3 must have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 5.0 as well as a minimum GPA of 5.0 in Film Studies.
  2. Students attending VFS in Year 3 must have completed a minimum of 10.0 credits overall, with a minimum of 4.0 credits in Film Studies.
  3. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.