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Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts

Department of Creative and Performing Arts

Programmes

BFA Film

About the Programme

The BFA Film Programme is forthcoming.

The Bachelor of Arts in Film in the Faculty of Culture Creative and Performing Arts is designed to offer students a clear developmental path to achieving professional level film making skills. Students study the creative process and adopt critical approaches to the analysis and making of cinema. Students are encouraged to examine the history of the artform with a view to discovering and developing unique personal expressions.‚Äč

What Will I Study?

In the first-year, students are exposed to introductory courses in film theory, multimedia practice and storytelling.   In the second-year, students build on this introductory knowledge and skill set by developing intermediate skills in the aforementioned areas with additional exposure to production management and documentary filmmaking. In the third year, students combine, develop advanced skills and knowledge in multimedia production and management with advanced screenwriting and postproduction silks to develop and execute clearly articulated directorial visions for their capstone projects.  

On successful completion, the graduates of the BFA in Film will be able to: 
  1. demonstrate a working understanding of historical, cultural, scientific, and theoretical information and perspectives on film. 
  2. acquire knowledge that prepares them to engage in the practice of artistic expression that explores the creative imagination of Caribbean peoples. 
  3. Promote, teach, research and document the range and diversity of Caribbean film. 
  4. Function effectively as skilled filmmakers in the global marketplace. 
  5. Manage cinema production from initial idea to finished work. 
  6. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the practice of film criticism. 
  7. Apply entrepreneurial and production management skills in professional film practice. 
  8. Promote Arts education in the areas of film. 
  9. Advocate for film, film education and the cultural industries in the Caribbean context. 
  10. Provide leadership in the development and application of new technologies in film. 

Facilities and Resources

The EBCCI boasts state of the art facilities, including an art gallery, cinematheque, rehearsal room, performance centre, dance studio, computer lab, and pedagogical centre. The Walcott Warner Theatre is a multipurpose facility suited for all types of events, and seating up to 252 persons.

Apart from teaching, our facilities can also be booked for film screenings, meetings, workshops, seminars, lectures, event rehearsals. Features such as grand or upright pianos, AV equipment, sound and lighting are available on request.  Learn how to book any of our facilities »

Why Study in Barbados

An internationally accredited programme introduces our international students to the creative arts from a Caribbean perspective, while providing fundamental knowledge and developing skills suited for a professional career at the global level.

See why you should study in Barbados from our International Office
https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/international/international-students/why-study-in-barbados.aspx

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BFA
  • Duration: 3 years Full-Time; 4 years Part-Time

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Programme Details

This programme is forthcoming. (Not offered 2021/2022).  Here are just some of the courses that will be offered in the programme:
Introduction to Film
Digital Media
Fundamentals of Story & Narration
Screenwriting
Expanded Cinema
Digital Cinematic Production
Caribbean Film
Cinematography
Directing
Post-Production Editing and Sound
Production Management

For full details on programme costs, follow the link https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/financial/fees.aspx

A. University Matriculation Requirements

The University Matriculation requirements for entry to a degree programme —

EITHER:
(a) Full Matriculation: 

  •  (i) Passes in either two 2-unit CAPE/GCE A-Level subjects OR an Associate Degree of at least a 2.50 GPA,  AND
  • (ii) at least five (5) passes in CSEC (CXC) General Proficiency of at least Grade III (at least Grade II if done before 1998), OR GCE O’ Levels of at least Grade C or BGCSE examinations.  Subjects passed must include  English Language AND one of the following: a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Geography, or an approved Science subject.
OR:
b) Lower Level Matriculation:
  • At least five (5) acceptable passes at CSEC/GCE/BGCSE examinations which MUST include English Language and any one of the following: a foreign language, mathematics, geography, or an approved science subject;

AND:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:
English Language is compulsory for admission to all programmes of The University of the West Indies. Candidates who do not possess one of the following are required to take the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) before entry:

  • (i) Grade I in CSEC,
  • (ii) English A,
  • (iii) a Grade A in GCE O’ Level English Language,
  • (iv) a Grade 1 in CAPE Communication Studies OR
  • (v) a Grade A or B in the GCE General Paper, OR
  • (vi) Grade B OR higher in the BCC course CORE 100 English & Communication

 
B. Faculty Entry Requirements
3. The entry requirements of the Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts are:
(a) a minimum of five (5) passes in CSEC General Proficiency Grade I, II or Grade III (Grade III if done after 1998), or GCE ‘O’ Levels at least Grade C, or BGCSE examinations including English Language;
(b) the entry requirements of the particular academic department in which they propose to take courses.  These are as follows for the Creative Arts undergraduate programmes:

Interview/Audition: All qualified applicants to the BFA will also be invited to an interview and or/audition:

  • FILM: Applicants specializing in Film are required to submit a creative work (film/video) of one to three minutes’ length, in which they played a key creative role (writer, director, editor). Alternatively, applicants may submit three film clips which have inspired them with brief notes as to why they have selected each clip.  A photo-essay, photo-story and/or portfolio of photographs are also accepted with the submission.