The digital screen sector is rapidly growing, in areas such as virtual production, 3D storytelling, virtual and augmented reality, and more. UC's new planned Digital Screen Campus — a creative hub with international-quality workspaces, stages, studios, and more — will provide a space for film production, game development, and cross-reality technologies to come together.
The Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours (BDigiScreen(Hons)) is a 4-year professional degree focusing on storytelling using words, still or moving images, animation, and sound. During your degree, you will work on collaborative projects with other students and with industry partners to build up a portfolio of work to give you a head-start in your career.
Christchurch, New Zealand
IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 80
The Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours requires a minimum total of 480 points:
270 points of compulsory courses
a minimum of 390 points of Digital Screen courses
the remaining 90 points can be from either Digital Screen courses or courses from other degrees.
At least 345 points must be from courses above 100-level, with at least 90 points at 300-level, and 120 points at 400-level.
The degree takes 4 years of full-time study, or can be studied part-time for up to 10 years.
Majors and minors
BDigiScreen(Hons) students have the option of completing either:
a major and a minor.
Each major has specific course requirements, but all consist of a minimum of 120 points. The fourth year of the degree is made up of compulsory courses that focus on your major subject area.
A minor consists of a minimum 75 points, including at least 45 points above 100-level, in a single subject chosen from Digital Screen, Arts, Commerce, Health Sciences, Science, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership degrees.
Certificate of Indigenous Narrative
UC also offers the Certificate in Indigenous Narrative designed as professional development for those already in the digital media industry to upskill their indigenous awareness and representation.
The Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours introduces you to all stages of conception, production, and publication of digital media.
You will complete at least one major subject, and can also choose to specialise in a minor subject.
See ‘How do I plan my degree?’ above for an example degree structure diagram.
You may also choose to complete a minor chosen from the list below.
All majors in the degree are also available as minors.
Indigenous Narrative is a minor specially designed to accompany this degree. It teaches you an understanding of the approaches to Māori and Pasifika storytelling in digital forms, including production strategies and issues of representation.
The BDigiScreen(Hons) is open to anyone who gains entry to the University and no previous experience is required. All subjects are introductory, and your first year will cover broad experiences creating content across film, gaming, and digital media industries.
Some knowledge and passion for cinema, creative writing, sound or art design, or video game development will be especially useful.
|APPROVED ENGLISH TESTS||MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS|
|IELTS||Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking|
|TOEFL iBT||Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.|
|TOEFL PBT||With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5|
|CCEL EAP||Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade|
|CAE or CPE||minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking|
|Pearson Test of English (Academic)||PTE with an overall score of 46 and no PTE communicative skills score below 36|
|NZCEL||Level 4 - Academic endorsement|
|FluentIQ||Overall mark of 8/10 with nothing less than a 7 being scored in a single category.|
|LanguageCert||B2 Communicator (LRWS) overall with High Pass|
|NZAPA||English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 2 (with no skill lower than Level 1)|
The cost of studying at University of Canterbury varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen.
Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition.The tuition fees for this program is To Be Confirmed.