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.
There is strong competition for places in the Intermediate Year (first year) of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – see the degree page for information on entry requirements and how to apply.
For the major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, complete the following courses:
If you are completing your fourth year at Honours level, you will take FINA450 Honours Research instead of the 400-level courses above.
Fine Arts building, Block 2 – see campus maps
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
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