Cinema Studies

Mātai Kiriata

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Postgraduate study in Cinema Studies at UC is offered within the English Department. Our Honours courses are coded as English courses, but the Cinema Studies Honours year focuses on film topics and has specific prerequisites.

Cinema Studies Honours students typically enrol in the interdisciplinary course ENGL 444 Women/Theory/Film: Continental Theory and French Cinema, convened by Senior Lecturer Mary Wiles, and ENGL 445 The Essay Film, convened by Senior Lecturer Alan Wright.

Cinema Studies postgraduate students who pursue the MA, MA(Thesis), and PhD degrees in English have been recipients of the prestigious UC Master's Scholarship and have written on diverse film topics, including American independent cinema, the French New Wave, Japanese Animé, and Queer Cinema. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to tutor in stage one Cinema Studies courses, which allows them to acquire valuable work experience.

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Te Kura Kete Aronui | School of Humanities and Creative Arts

Phone +64 3 369 4405

Level 6, Karl Popper building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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