What will I learn?
Introductory film studies are directed towards an understanding of the basic procedures of film and video production and the acquisition of basic craft skills. Advanced studies begin with an introduction to the procedures and skills associated with documentary production and lead to a practical consideration of issues of fiction, narrative and performance in contemporary cinema.
While the course aims to encourage students to develop ideas and practices suited to their own creative ends, it also encourages a critical view of accepted practices and an assessment of the commercial realities of production and commercial marketing.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a prestigious qualification that will give you a broad knowledge in visual arts, multimedia and design before you specialise in your studio subject of choice. The four-year degree makes use of purpose-built facilities and students enjoy being part of a supportive community of practitioners.
Qualification structure and duration
The Bachelor of Fine Arts requires a total of 480 points:
Fine Arts Intermediate Year (120 points)
your specialist studio subject (270 points)
courses from the Bachelor of Arts or other degrees (including some compulsory Art History and Theory or Cinema Studies courses) (75 points).
Postgraduate options include:
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours
Master of Fine Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship
A UC Fine Arts degree is accepted as an entry qualification to postgraduate studies in other tertiary institutions in New Zealand and overseas. UC graduates have been accepted into the best graduate programmes in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada, the United States and Australia.
Film graduates have gained employment as film and television directors and producers, journalists, consultants, art critics, documentary makers, art historians, lecturers and media arts teachers.
Which department am I in? College of Arts
Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL PBT with a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5; CCEL EAP Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade; CPE with a minimum C grade; CAE with a minimum A grade; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE with an overall score of 57 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.
Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Bachelor's degree.
Specific entry requirements
To apply for admission to the Intermediate Year (first year) of the BFA directly from school, you need to:
achieve NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts in one or more subjects; and
have at least 14 credits in each of two other NCEA Level 3 subjects (that are not practical art subjects) is also strongly recommended; or
the equivalent standards in other qualification frameworks.
Other English language requirements: TOEFL PBT with a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5; CCEL EAP Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade; CAE or CPE minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE with an overall score of 57 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.
Offered by this university
The University of Canterbury offers below pathways courses for this subject Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Anthropology
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Art History and Theory
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Chinese
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Cinema Studies
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Economics
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Education
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Cultural Studies
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Geography
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Digital Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Certificate in Arts (CertArts) in Classics
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from UCIC New Zealand
NZ$28,800.00 (US$ 20,051) per year
19 February 2018
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