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Postgraduate Diploma in Natural History Filmmaking and Communication (PGDipNHFC)

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Overview

The University of Otago's Postgraduate Diploma in Natural History Filmmaking and Communication (PGDipNHFC) is a one-year programme that has been developed in partnership with Natural History New Zealand Ltd.

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Contact details

Department of Science Communication

Email: sciencecommunication@otago.ac.nz
Website: http://www.sciencecommunication.info/courses/PGDipNHFC.html

Subject area

Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Natural History Filmmaking and Communication (PGDipNHFC)

Papers Points

SCOM 402 The Craft of Storytelling

SCOM 405 Science and Natural History Film

SCOM 411 The Technique of Natural History and Science Filmmaking Part 1

SCOM 412 The Technique of Natural History and Science Filmmaking Part 2

SCOM 470 Literature Review and Pilot Film

One further approved SCOM paper

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Natural History Filmmaking and Communication (PGDipNHFC)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences), on the advice of the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.
    2. Every applicant shall either
      1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Science; or
      2. have alternative qualifications acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

  2. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements set out in the papers listed above for the diploma.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in one year.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the diploma within three years of admission to the programme.

  4. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  5. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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