12 months
34716 USD/year
9622 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Cinema Studies from University of Canterbury courses focus on film topics and has specific prerequisites.


At Cinema Studies from University of Canterbury students have the opportunity to tutor in stage one Cinema Studies courses, which allows them to acquire valuable work experience.


Cinema Studies graduates start their careers in film, radio, TV, and online newsrooms, as well as in media roles such as social media managers, online producers, and communications advisors. They also pursue academic careers in secondary and tertiary teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intersectionalities: Humans, Animals and Otherness
  • Women/Theory/FilmThe Essay Film
  • 'A Small Good Thing': The Short Story in the Old World and the New

  • Modern Poetry

  • Young Adult Fiction

  • Picture (Im)Perfect: Utopia and Dystopia in Literature

  • Screen Shakespeare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have qualified for an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor's degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard).
  • You must also satisfy the prerequisites for a major subject. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject is required.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34716 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9622 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 13,300 NZD
  • International Students - 48,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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