Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2017/2018
Canadian Excellence

University/College Combination Programs

Transfer Credit Policies:

Vancouver Film School

VFS Students coming to WLU would 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 WLU students. For VFS students, their courses include some academic but others as practical or applied. Their one-year 356 of 404 12 intensive VFS program are regarded as equivalent of 100- and 200-level credits, except in the case where Laurier offers a similar course (in those instances a specific course credit is assigned).

(Note: 20.0 credits are required for the Honours BA in Film Studies degree.)

A. VFS's Film Production program counts as 5.0 credits towards WLU BA Film Studies Honours requirements (10.0 credits required for Film Studies major) as follows:

  • 1.0 in Film Studies 100-level (junior) credit
  • 2.0 in 100-level (junior) elective credits  
  • 2.0 in Film Studies senior (200- or 300- level) credits as follows:
    • FS275 - The Business of Film
    • FS370 - Intro to Video Editing 
    • FS371 - Advanced Video Editing 
    • FS374 - Screenwriting & Directing 

B. VFS's Writing for Film and Television program counts as 5.0 credits towards WLU BA Film Studies Honours requirements (10.0 credits required for Film Studies major) as follows:

  • 1.0 in Film Studies 100-level (junior) credit
  • 3.0 in 100-level (junior) elective credits 
  • 1.0 in Film Studies senior credit as follows:
    • FS275 - The Business of Film 
    • FS374 - Screenwriting & Directing 

C. VFS's Acting for Film + TV program counts as 5.0 credits towards WLU BA Film Studies Honours requirements (10.0 credits required for Film Studies major) as follows:

  • 1.0 in Film Studies junior (100-level) credit 
  • 4.0 in 100-level (junior) elective credits