Institute of Technology or PolytechnicSouthern Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
Southern Institute of Technology
Enhance your filmmaking knowledge and talent with the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts - Filmmaking course. This specialist course will improve your creativity, technical and professional skills in film. You will learn to use industry standards across sound, writing, video editing techniques and more.
The Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (Filmmaking) aims to equip students with the professional, creative, analytical, and technical skills to prepare them for employment or further study in the film, animation, television, cinematographic, and digital media industries.
You will learn:
This course will teach you to conceive, execute and promote digital film or animation productions to industry standards. Focusing on filmmaking will develop your ability to professionally screen-write and edit material, demonstrate core technical principles of operating digital cameras and produce well composed shots with quality sound and lighting.
Choose three of the following (with the programme manager's approval):
This programme leads graduates to further study or employment in the screen arts sector as camera assistant, lighting assistant, director’s assistant, production coordinator, assistant scriptwriter, sound engineer, transmedia producer.
To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (Digital Filmmaking) students must have been credited with all required papers as specified in the Programme Schedule. The total credit value of the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (Digital Filmmaking) is 120 credits.
Applications are open to Bachelor degree graduates who can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline.
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry, the applicant may be admitted to the programme.
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (Digital Filmmaking) are required to submit a portfolio of their work with their application and may be asked for a written submission. They are required to have a high competence in spoken and written English, 18 credits or more at Level 2 in NCEA literacy or an equivalent or more advanced English qualification.
Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their work with their application.