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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

06 October 2023

UC's Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours - BDigiScreen(Hons) - is a four-year professional degree that focuses on storytelling using words, images, animation, and sound. Find out about studying a BDigiScreen(Hons) through our Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.


Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)




Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

Degree Structure - Duration
4 years full-time, up to 10 years part-time


Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours


The digital screen sector is rapidly growing, in areas such as virtual production, 3D storytelling, virtual and augmented reality, and more. UC's new international-quality workspaces, stages, studios, and more — provides a space for film production, game development, and cross-reality technologies to come together.

The BDigiScreen(Hons) is a 4-year professional degree focusing on storytelling using words, still or moving images, animation, and sound. During your degree, you will work on collaborative projects with other students to build up a portfolio of work to give you a head-start in your career.

Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

What will my study involve?

  • Build your skills in digital media, with subjects ranging from filmmaking to digital sound production to video game design.
  • Project work beginning from your second year.
  • Turn your games into cinematic masterpieces by applying film production tools and techniques.
  • Get access to industry-level sound stages, motion capture labs, film editing studios, and a virtual screen production theatre.

Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Recommended preparation

The BDigiScreen(Hons) is open to anyone who gains entry to the University and no previous experience is required. All subjects are introductory, and your first year will cover broad experiences creating content across film, gaming, and digital media industries.

Some knowledge and passion for cinema, creative writing, sound or art design, or video game development will be especially useful.

Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

How do I plan my degree?

The Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours requires a minimum total of 480 points:

  • 270 points of compulsory courses
  • a minimum of 390 points of Digital Screen courses
  • the remaining 90 points can be from either Digital Screen courses or courses from other degrees.

At least 345 points must be from courses above 100-level, with at least 90 points at 300-level, and 120 points at 400-level.

The degree takes 4 years of full-time study, or can be studied part-time for up to 10 years.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours.

Majors and minors

BDigiScreen(Hons) students have the option of completing either:

  • a major
  • a major and a minor.

Each major has specific course requirements, but all consist of a minimum of 120 points. The fourth year of the degree is made up of compulsory courses that focus on your major subject area.

A minor consists of a minimum 75 points, including at least 45 points above 100-level, in a single subject chosen from Digital Screen, Arts, Commerce, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership degrees.

Certificate of Indigenous Narrative

UC also offers the Certificate in Indigenous Narrative designed as professional development for those already in the digital media industry to upskill their Indigenous awareness and representation.

Indigenous Narrative is also offered as a minor in the BDigiScreen(Hons).

Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

Subjects and courses

The Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours introduces you to all stages of conception, production, and publication of digital media.

You will complete at least one major subject, and can also choose to specialise in a minor subject.

See ‘Planning my degree’ below for an example degree structure diagram.

Compulsory courses

Note: This degree is first offered in 2023 and courses after the first year will become open to enrol in each subsequent year.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Major subjects

Minor subjects

You may also choose to complete a minor chosen from the list below.

All majors in the degree are also available as minors.

Indigenous Narrative is a minor specially designed to accompany this degree. It teaches you an understanding of the approaches to Māori and Pasifika storytelling in digital forms, including production strategies and issues of representation.

Domestic students

2024 tuition fee estimate: $8,004 per 120 points
2025 tuition fee estimate: to be confirmed

International students

2024 tuition fee estimate: $42,900 per 120 points
2025 tuition fee estimate: $44,570 per 120 points

Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

Career ready

  • Learn end-to-end digital production skills, as well as foundational skills in creative design and storytelling.
  • Develop a personal portfolio of digital works and practical experiences throughout your degree.
  • Opportunity to gain industry contacts with collaborations and events.
  • Graduates can find work as game developers, film and television producers, screenwriters, digital artists, creative directors, sound artists, animators, and more.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

Example degree structure diagram
Example degree diagram of UC’s Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours

Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.

This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours.


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