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Film and Theatre: An Active Audience LIBS 7014

Liberal Studies Part-time Studies Course

Course details

In this course students will learn how to watch movies and read plays with a critical eye. In the discussions about movies the focus will be on the "grassroots creativity" - fan movies and video games - as responses to media industry dominance. Also, the topics such as film, theatre and politics, Hollywood versus independent films, and film and art will be explored. During the course there will be a few screenings of some cult movies such as Blade Runner, Casablanca, and Pulp Fiction. After completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to engage in critique relevant to both film and theatre media texts.


  • BCIT ENGL 1177, or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above, or 3 credits of a university/college first-year social science or humanities course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of LIBS 7014 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 37279


Thu Sep 08 - Thu Dec 15 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 37279
  • $706.09
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 15 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 4785

Carl Peters

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. FINAL EXAMS: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the assigned readings.
  • Engage in critique relevant to both film and theatre media texts.
  • Answer and ask important questions related to the assigned plays and films.
  • Engage in discussions of the theoretical concepts, applications of the theories and perspectives, and broader issues and considerations.

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

Film and Theatre: An Active Audience (LIBS 7014) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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