Screen Production


Screen Production provides an intensive, film school-style experience for future writers, directors and producers of drama and documentary films.

Areas of study

You will be taught by experienced staff and can take courses which are closely informed by trends in the industry, as well as learn directly from guest lecturers from the film industry. We provide high standard equipment and facilities and offer support from practiced technical staff.

  • The concepts, working methods and technical aspects of narrative screen production
  • The conceptual and practical aspects of constructing a narrative (fiction and non-fiction) for screen
  • Documentary video making
  • Screenplay writing
  • Creating scripted narratives for television or the web
  • Working methods for directing performance of both actors and non-actors as well as non-fiction subjects

You can study Screen Production in the following programmes:

Student works have screened at major international film festivals, including Venice, London and New York, and been included in the New Zealand International Film Festival. We are proud of our close relationship with industry, as evidenced by our Industry Board of Advisors and the number of graduates who have successfully secured work in the industry. We are also the only New Zealand member of CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools.

Career opportunities

Screen Production equips you with the skills necessary to pursue a career writing, directing and producing drama and documentary films, and working within the wider screen industry.

More information

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