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Postgraduate Diploma in Screen Arts

Massey University

Subject area

Audio Visual Studies

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Screen Arts requires that the candidate will: (a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and (b) have been awarded or qualified for the award of a Bachelor of Screen Arts or equivalent; and (c) have been selected into the programme on the basis of a portfolio prepared by the candidate, and an interview if required.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Screen Arts graduates will demonstrate attributes of Creativity - Toi, Virtuosity - Mohio, Understanding - Matauranga and Connectedness - Whanaungatanga and will be able to: * Display an ability to engage with the richness and variety of different views within the screen sector, acknowledging their contribution to the cultural identity of Aotearoa New Zealand. * Demonstrate a broad, critical understanding of the discourse, professional practices and production processes and their multiple global contexts. * Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between production and audiences, clients, markets, users, consumers, participants and citizens. * Be intellectually curious and adaptable, willing to embrace new ideas and accommodate risk and uncertainty. * Have clear goals for the continuation of intellectual and/or professional development. * Apply exploratory and transformative thinking to generate ideas, proposals, creative works and arguments in response to project demands. * Critically reflect on and evaluate their own work and the work of other practitioners and scholars. * Initiate and contribute to innovative developments in the screen sector through creative practice based research. Demonstrate critically informed competency in the management and operation of production technologies, procedures and processes. * Combine technical excellence with intellectual and conceptual rigour in order to advance creative processes in all forms of production. * Skilfully utilise analytical, evaluative and synthesising iterative processes in order to transform ideas into production outcomes.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

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Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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