Digital Cinema

Positioned at the junctures between traditional filmmaking and new forms of computer-based digital art, digital cinema increasingly blurs boundaries between music video, animation, graphic design, as well as avant-garde, independent, & mainstream cinemas.
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Why study Digital Cinema?

At Waikato you'll gain an appreciation of the productive exchange between these various forms of digital cinema.

You can specialise in Digital Cinema in conjunction with the Postgraduate Diploma in Screen and Media Studies.

You'll study the aesthetic and theoretical developments in contemporary digital cinema as a springboard to the production of your own short digital films.

You'll also articulate your intentions and analyse your creative endeavours in verbal and written presentations, and are expected to contribute to fellow students' productions.


Study Digital Cinema in these qualifications

Subject Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Screen and Media Studies (PGDip(SMSt)

A Digital Cinema specialisation is available in conjunction with the Postgraduate Diploma in Screen and Media Studies (PGDip(SMSt)).

Entry to the PGDip(SMSt) is open to suitably qualified candidates who have completed study at an advanced level and satisfied any prerequisites for graduate study in Screen and Media Studies.

Students must complete 120 points at 500 level from the papers listed for Screen and Media Studies, including the compulsory paper MEDIA501.

For more information about subject requirements please refer to the Catalogue of Papers for the most up to date information. If you have any questions and need more advice contact one of our friendly student advisors phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4080 or email:

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