Dip - Screen and Media Studies as a subject
A diploma is a short-term study option that can help pave your way to future success.
Screen and Media Studies at Waikato makes sure you keep pace with new tools and platforms for the rapidly evolving media industry. You'll get high-quality learning experiences with up-to-date resources in our top 250 QS-rated programme.
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Papers available within Screen and Media Studies
Prescriptions for the GradCert(SMSt) and GradDip(SMSt)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Screen and Media Studies at an advanced level in their first degree.
To complete a Graduate Diploma, students must complete 120 points including 90 points of MEDIA coded papers, (15 points at 100 or 200-level and 75 points at 300-Level or above).
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(SMSt), PGDip(SMSt), BA(Hons), BMCT(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA and MMCT
Note that COMPX543 and DSIGN532 may not be taken towards the BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons) or MA in Screen and Media Studies.
To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Screen and Media Studies, students must complete 120 points at 500 level in Screen and Media Studies, including at least 30 points in research, normally MEDIA591 or an equivalent approved by the Programme Convenor, and at least 30 further points from papers listed for Screen and Media Studies.
To complete a BMCT(Hons) (China only) in Screen and Media Studies, students must complete 120 points at 500 level including MEDIA501, MEDIA591 and 60 points chosen from COMPX543, DSIGN532, GLOBE589, MEDIA504, MEDIA506, MEDIA507 and MEDIA508.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MA in Screen and Media Studies students must have completed either:
a) a BA with a major in Screen and Media Studies (or equivalent) with at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
b) a BA(Hons) in Screen and Media Studies (or equivalent) with at least second class honours (second division) or a PGDip (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with at least a B average, and
c) have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the Degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
Completion requirements for the MA in Screen and Media Studies vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including MEDIA501, ALPSS500, and at least 45 points from the papers listed for the subject in List A: Advanced Study of the regulations for the MA.
Students admitted under b) above must complete 120 points from approved 500-level papers, including at least 45 points from the papers listed for the subject in List A: Advanced Study of the regulations for the MA.
Candidates for the MMCT in Screen and Media Studies should normally have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline and have achieved at least a B average.
NOTE: Students applying for the MMCT will be required to submit a portfolio comprised of examples of written or practical work (film, animation, VR etc).
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Candidates for the MMCT in Screen and Media Studies should normally have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline and have achieved at least a B average or better.
Please note: Students applying for the MMCT will be encouraged to submit a portfolio comprised of examples of written or practical work (film, animation, VR etc). Candidates are expected to have some experience with any software packages they wish to use for their projects.
Students can choose the following options to complete their MMCT in 1 calendar year, or 1.5 calendar years.
Option 1: Creative Practice-Based MMCT - Students must complete 180 points at 500 level including MEDIA501 (30 pts), MEDIA508 (30 pts) and a 120 point thesis, MEDIA594.
Option 2: Traditional Research-Based MMCT - Students must complete 180 points at 500 level including MEDIA501 (30 pts), MEDIA507 (30 pts) and a 120 point thesis MEDIA594.
Option 3: School of Arts/Design MMCT - Students must complete 180 points at 500 level including MEDIA501 (30 pts), 60 points from MEDIA504, MEDIA507, MEDIA508, MEDIA590 (all 30 pts) or any other 30 point 500 Level paper offered by the University, and MEDIA593.