Media, Film and Television


Film, television and other media are central to all aspects of contemporary society. By studying them you can gain insight into how we communicate, represent and reflect on ourselves and our world.

Media, Film and Television has developed as a dialogue between the three strands of film, television and media studies. You can choose to concentrate on one of these, or undertake a comparative study of two or more areas. While we emphasise film and television, it is possible to explore other media through research or by including courses from other disciplinary areas.

Areas of study

You can study all forms of media, including film, television, the internet, music video and digital media. You can examine aesthetics, content, audiences, social context, technology and production.

Our scope is international, but we have a strong focus on media in Aoteoroa New Zealand. Courses reflect staff interests and creative activities and offer you an up-to-date and stimulating learning experience.

The BA(Hons) also includes research training that can be an advantage for future careers or provide preparation for more advanced postgraduate research. There is also the opportunity to specialise in film and television production through Screen Production.

You can study Media, Film and Television in the following programmes:

What you will learn

Postgraduate study can develop your ability to write, research, analyse and think independently. It is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the theoretical basis of your previous study and take your knowledge and professional training to a further stage.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to careers in media production or management, new media, writing and publishing, arts funding and management, public policy and education. As well as work within the media or cultural sectors, there are many other careers which draw upon an understanding of the media and culture.

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