The film cluster provides students with knowledge about the formal, aesthetic, historical, technological, economic, socio-cultural, ideological, and theoretical dimensions of cinema.
We will investigate popular, art, independent, and experimental films from around the world, including Hollywood, New Zealand and Australia, Europe, India, and Asia.
Students choosing from this cluster will learn the main approaches to the study of film, such as:
- Theories of genre, authorship, and nation in cinema
- Historical studies and methods
- Textual analysis and interpretation
- Film theory (including classical, contemporary, feminist and queer film theories)
Film-maker, documentarian, games designer, curator, writer, academic, designer, and many more!
- MFCO 201 The History of Film – not offered in 2021
- MFCO 210 Theory of Film and Media (Semester 1)
- MFCO 213 Media Genres (Semester 2)
- MFCO 216 New Zealand Cinema (Semester 1)
- MFCO 217 Television Studies (Semester 2)
- MFCO 223 Documentary and Reality Media (Semester 1)
- MFCO 301 Critical Problems in Film and Media (Semester 2)
- MFCO 314 French Cinema – not offered in 2021
- MFCO 318 Indigenous Media (Semester 1)
- MFCO 319 Contemporary American Cinema (Semester 1)
- MFCO 330 Special Topic: Film Festivals (Semester 2)