• Filmmaking
    Award-winning filmmaker and UC graduate Vincent Ward (executive producer of The Last Samurai, director of River Queen) recieves an honorary doctorate.



Introductory film studies is directed towards gaining a deeper critical understanding of film and how it is currently being expanded by contemporary film-makers and artists. Students will look at seminal examples from early cinema, formative and contemporary practice.

The first-year course is a balance of contemporary film practice alongside teaching basic procedures of moving image through industry skills.

Advanced studies begin introducing the processes and skills associated with film production, and lead to a practical consideration of action, narrative and performance in contemporary moving image.

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Phone +64 3 369 3377

Fine Arts building, Block 2 - see campus maps

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College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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