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Bachelor Degree

Description

The qualification is designed for learners wishing to create collaborative solutions for people in the Film Production discipline. It is learner-centred and offers the ability for students to construct their own understanding of theory and practice from a uniquely personal perspective. The qualification aims to meet contemporary and future workplace demands of employers and industries.

These entities require flexible problem solvers who can lead, manage and collaborate in order to create people-centred solutions that have a positive impact on people and communities whilst remaining sustainable, financially viable and profitable.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Film Production major targets students with a passion for film making and aims to produce graduates capable of creating footage to be deployed on a variety of media. Students will create films that engage the audience as well as seek more understanding of themselves and others in order to become better visual storytellers. They will be dedicated to their own personal journey and engagement in order to create films that connect with themselves and the wider audience.

YEAR 1

PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY

This course aims to introduce broad philosophy and psychology concepts and theory, with focus on personal connections.

SOCIOLOGY & MEDIA STUDIES

This course aims to introduce an overview of sociology and media studies as personal lenses to understand the social world and interpret media messages.

ART HISTORY & DIGITAL IMAGE PRODUCTION

This course aims to introduce an overview of art history and practical experiences of digital image construction in order to explore art and design theory.

FILM PRODUCTION PROJECT

This course aims to introduce learners to cinematic and visual storytelling theories and concepts applied to production projects.

YEAR 2

ANTHROPOLOGY

This course aims to enhance and develop humanities-based research competencies using critical thinking and problem solving skills applied to a personal auto-ethnography study.

CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING

This course aims to enhance and develop research competencies using critical thinking and problem solving skills applied to humanities subjects.

FILM PRODUCTION PROJECT: CINEMATOGRAPHY I

This course aims to enhance and develop research competencies using critical thinking and problem solving skills applied to humanities subjects.

FILM PRODUCTION PROJECT: CINEMATOGRAPHY II

This course aims to provide opportunities to enhance a complex cinematic language in order to provoke emotional responses in an audience or deliver meaning to an audience.

YEAR 3

MANAGING PROJECTS

This course aims to enhance competencies related to managing projects.

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This course aims to provide opportunities for learners to develop innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.

MAJOR FILM PRODUCTION CAPSTONE PROJECT

This course aims to provide learners with a practical learning and reflective experience in which they can employ advanced theories, concepts and techniques in specialised filmmaking projects. This course focuses on enabling learners to consolidate their ability to create and realise complex filmmaking work in a variety of contexts.

 Possible employment outcomes:
  • Filmmaker
  • Independent Filmmaker (Weddings/Private Events)
  • Documentarian (Educational Films/Facts/Reporting)
  • Cinematographer/Assistant Cinematographer
  • Scriptwriter/Storyteller
  • Director of Photography/Camera Operator
  • Director/Assistant Director

 

Beyond Film:

Motion picture content is a compelling way to communicate ideas and owing to the prevalence of video and film content requirements, work is available in a variety of fields beyond Television and Film. More and more filming is occurring for education purposes and other non-mainstream media uses. Many independent filmmakers set up their own studios to create films and other footage for advertising or other corporate clients.

 

Entry Requirement:

Successfully gained University Entrance or equivalent, with credits in relevant subjects, applicants will be expected to submit a portfolio of work for selection. International students will be expected to have attained NZCEL L4—Academic or equivalent (IELTS 6.0—Academic overall with no band lower than 5.5).

Duration:

The Bachelor of Applied Arts (Film Production) programme is a 360 credit or three-academic year course-of-study.

 


 

Intake Start Duration
February 12/02/2018 3 Years
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