Programme overview

The Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Screen Arts), is an in depth programme of study in which you will engage in a combination of creative, academic and practice based courses designed to develop skills and qualities vital to the creative screen sector.

In Year One you will learn about the filmmaking process and industry as a whole, the relationship between specialist skills, creative and critical thinking, and storytelling. From Year Two you will start to specialize, gaining depth in a particular area of the industry.

Specialisation Options:

  • Animation: includes drawing, motion graphics, 3D animation, visual effects, life drawing and illustration
  • Camera and field sound: includes cinematography, location, new technologies, sound recording and colour grading
  • Post production: includes editing and post production sound
  • Production: includes production management, assistant directing, location management and scouting
  • Screenwriting: includes creative writing, writing craft


  • Participate in hands on learning through film, television and small screen projects designed to emulate the real world
  • Experience different crew models such as working in small, tight teams, as well as in full industrial crews, as you would on a television or film set
  • The real world of performing and screen arts: work collaboratively with acting, dance, art department and costume students to gain real world, on set experience when working in the studio and on location
  • Small class sizes in specialist areas allow for lecturers to mentor students
  • Students interested in directing can take a mixture of lectures, screenings and workshops
  • Specialist programme designed to develop the necessary skills to succeed in the screen industry
  • Access to our equipment and facilities for 12 months after you graduate so you can continue to develop your projects and career.

Industry Connections

  • New Zealand Film Commission
  • NZ On Air
  • Film Auckland
  • Film New Zealand
  • Documentary NZ Trust
  • Story Edge
  • Transmedia New Zealand
  • Ngā Aho Whakaari
  • PIFT (Pacific Islanders in Film & Television)
  • Asia New Zealand Film Foundation
  • SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association)
  • New Zealand Advertising Producers Guild
  • WIFT (Women in Film and Television)
  • New Zealand Writers Guild
  • Screen Directors Guild
  • Entertainment Technology NZ
  • New Zealand Game Developers Association
  • New Zealand Film and Video Technicians’ Guild
  • New Zealand Cinematographers Society
  • Screen Education Alliance New Zealand
  • Creative Digital Content New Zealand


IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5.

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