Film is a unique medium, in that there are so many ways to tell stories. The cultural impact and influence of cinema over the years has been huge.
This subject will introduce you to the tools and techniques used in film creation. In your classes, you will analyse the structure, cinematic style, and storytelling of films from diverse genres through the lens of theory, history, and culture.
- From the silent era of film to modern day – explore the evolution of movies and filmmaking.
- Other topics include analysis of scenes, screenwriting, exploration of Māori identity, storytelling for children, and the French New Wave.
- You can minor in Cinema Studies in many UC bachelor’s degrees.
Cinema Studies major
For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:
- Three 200-level CINE courses
Cinema Studies minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- 75 points in 100 to 300-level CINE courses, with at least 45 points above 100-level
You will learn the art of critical analysis for themes, theories, and technical aspects of filmmaking. Film is a broad medium, meaning there are heaps of opportunities from writing and production to business and marketing in the industry.
Some career pathways could include:
- Film reviewing
- Marketing and public relations
- Event management.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Cinema Studies.
Te Kura Kete Aronui | School of Humanities and Creative Arts
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