Screen Studies and Popular Culture | Mount Allison

Screen Studies and Popular Culture

Screen Studies and Popular Culture is the study of film, television, and popular culture from critical and technical perspectives.


Screen Studies and Popular Culture is the study of film, television, and popular culture from critical and technical perspectives.

By understanding how screen media works in terms of genre, style, and mode, students can interpret the different ways in which films, shows, series, documentaries, and social media can inform, entertain, manipulate, or captivate the viewer.

Only available as a minor.

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At Mount Allison, Screen Studies explores the academic study of film, television, and related screen media as well as the industrial, cultural, historical, political, and social factors that influence screen media.

Students will also be introduced to adaptation studies — the study of how narrative is reinterpreted from one medium (often text-based) to another (often visual-based).

Students explore popular culture from interdisciplinary perspectives through courses in Canadian Studies, Drama Studies, English, Fine Arts, French Studies, German Studies, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

Screen Studies and Popular Culture is available as a minor only.

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    Popular career paths:

    • Location management/scouting
    • Advertising, marketing, public relations
    • Media purchasing/researcher
    • Social media and digital content management/creation
    • Television/film/digital media — runner, director, producer, actor, casting director, researcher, camera operator, lighting, sound, editing
    • User experience designer
    • Journalism
    • Arts administration
    • Writing/editing



    Bachelor of Arts

    Admission Requirements

    Our admissions decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth. The drop down menu below will help you find information on what pre-requisites are recommended for a Bachelor of Arts; however, a minor in Screen Studies and Popular Culture can be combined with any degree.

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