Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production) Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production)

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Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production)
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DegreeFull time – 2 ½ years. A part time “Executive” option is also available

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

CH3714

Domestic

$9,400- $10,000

Starts

February

International

$21,970

Credits

360

Course related costs

$1000 per year

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

30 September

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Our degree develops your ability to respond to the dynamic changes taking place in the screen media and entertainment industries.

This practical degree programme covers a broad range of in-depth production skills for the creation of screen-based productions.

You will learn to create a full range of screen genres, including drama, light entertainment, music videos, commercials, documentary and news, from conception to publication.

We prepare you for entry into the screen industry with professional competencies matched to industry standards. This programme is kept relevant and cutting edge through continuous feedback from the industry.

Your career connections will be advanced with a 24 week industry internship in a broadcast media or production company. When you graduate from the New Zealand Broadcasting School you will be able to meet the needs of the industry from your very first day on the job.

Find out more about studying broadcasting

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of 3 subjects from the list of approved subjects*, and 10 credits in approved literacy standards at Level 3*, and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
  • Portfolio
  • Interview Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

7.0
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Selection criteria

When there are limited spaces available we follow a selection process ranking applicants based on your application. Waitlisting is also available for this programme.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • Complete a broadcasting application pack and a Admission and Enrolment form or an international application form and send it back to us.

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

Career opportunities

Our broadcasting graduates have a high success rate when it comes to getting jobs in the screen industry. You can look forward to building a successful career as a:

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Researcher
  • Screenwriter
  • Or in a technical field like camera, sound or post production.

Study pathways

Use this qualification as a foundation for further postgraduate study in media and communications.

Recommended school subjects

  • English or English-rich subjects
  • Media studies
  • ICT or Digital Media related subjects
  • Relevant industry experience