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Acting Residency ( ATS 333 )

After having taken the School of Acting for the Screen (SAS), this acting residency enables students to go even further with their acting. The premise of this course is that actors develop as they act, therefore prioritizing hands-on acting experience to build their craft. Having learned during the SAS an effective approach to rehearsal as the means to building their craft, students will be able to develop further through accumulated hours of effective rehearsal and scene work. Though the SAS is mainly geared towards acting on the screen, all techniques taught during the school are applicable to all acting - whether stage or screen - with the simple need to be technically adapted to the medium of stage or screen. For this reason, the Acting Residency focuses on developing stage acting, to offer actors a well rounded experience in both screen and stage through the combination of both courses. Therefore the Acting Residency will mostly be articulated around a stage production, with some lecture time as well to address the technicalities of stage.

Bible Core Course ( CHR 211 )

This is an inductive biblical studies course that will give the student an overview of the Bible through the reading of the whole Bible, the tools to study the bible inductively through the in-depth study of at least one book of each literary genre and the skills to share their discoveries through teaching, preaching and leading small group bible study. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11 or 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-12 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to "Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations." (Matthew 28:19). The curriculum is in the following six major categories: God's nature and character; God's intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God's perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God's family - the Church; God's world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM. Focused DTS's: In some locations the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Crossroads DTS, Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Ministry Development School ( CHR 241 )

School of Ministry Development (SOMD) During this school students discover and develop their gifts and talents in ministry and leadership roles. The course is especially designed for new staff at YWAM centres and is adapted to the context of the language (French/English) and culture of the country (Quebec, Canada) in which it is taught. The course is set up along the lines of 6 major themes: Character development; skills development; Christian community development; missions and evangelism; biblical finances; and YWAM (the organization). Each module has a leadership component, teaching students how these aspects apply to leaders. Some of the topics are: understanding the core values of YWAM, perspectives on missions, personal fund-raising, worship and evangelism, personal ministry development, public speaking, spiritual authority, and conflict resolution.

School of Acting for the Screen ( ATS/CMC 231 )

The School of Acting for the Screen (SAS) is a 3-month course of the University of the Nations to lay and strengthen foundations in the craft of on-screen acting as well develop biblical thinking in regards to the craft and the industry it is set it. The SAS runs alongside the School of Digital Filmmaking (SDF) to enable actors and filmmakers to collaborate on short film projects. Students can expect to come out of the school with footage of their acting, a headshot, as well as basic tools and know-how to launch into the industry. Beginners as well as more experienced actors will benefit from intensive lecture time and scene work with skilled professionals who are active in the film industry.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Acting for the Screen ATS/CMC 231 12 English 17 Jan 2022 09 Apr 2022

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This is the first in a series of three courses that make up the School of Biblical Studies (SBS). This course sequence surveys the whole Bible using the inductive approach (observation, interpretation and application). This course may serve as a core course in all bachelor's degree programmes. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible. This course can be taken online. See for details.

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, Jude, I, II and III John, the Gospel of John, Revelation, and Genesis through I Kings.

This course can be taken online. See for details.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the SBS series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible, covers the study of II Kings through Malachi. This course can be taken online. See for details.

School of Digital Filmmaking ( CMC 385 )

The school equips students spiritually and professionally to effectively create films that will exemplify Christian values. Students gain a Christian perspective of the film industry in the digital age. After this three-month school students will be able to direct and produce short fictional stories and have an overall understanding of the creation, production and distribution process of films in the independent and mainstream markets. Topics taught include: directing, producing, screenwriting, digital and film camera operation, lighting for film & video, digital sound, video editing, working with actors, and other technical aspects of filmmaking. The development of the character of the future filmmaker as well as skills training is an integral part of the course.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Digital Filmmaking CMC 385 12 English 16 Jan 2022 09 Apr 2022

School of Photography I ( CMC 241 )

The goal of this course is to inspire and train Christians to use photography as a communications tool to serve others. The course teaches photography from a biblical and technical perspective, and students learn appropriate ways of relating to those they photograph or work with. Lectures taught by Christian professional photographers and school staff, combined with photo assignments on the campus and in the community provide a balance of learning approaches. Ample opportunities for shooting, using digital single-lens reflex cameras (D-SLRs) and mirrorless cameras are given, in both color and black & white.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Photography I CMC 241 12 French, English 25 Sep 2022 17 Dec 2022