Master of Arts in Screen Production

The Master of Arts in Screen Production is a postgraduate programme that allows you to complete a large-scale film production.

The MA in Screen Production includes a large-scale production project. You can choose to focus on screenwriting, producing or directing (drama or documentary). The project will usually be a feature film (screenwriting), a short film (drama directing) or a half-hour documentary. You will work closely with a supervisor to realise your vision.

The programme is supplemented by guest speakers from the film industry, who will extend your knowledge of skills such as producing, research and art direction, and discuss the realities of progressing within the screen industry with you.

Students are required to crew on each other’s productions, further developing knowledge of the production process, as well as practical and teamwork skills. We support and encourage you to undertake internships with film production companies in your area of interest.

Programme overview

Master of Arts

There are two separate MA options, depending on your entrance pathway:

120-point (one-year) MA

The 120-point MA requires one year of full-time study, with admission from a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts. The MA in Screen Production is available as a research masters.

Admission requirements

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Screen Production with an average grade of B or higher, and submission of a project proposal approved by the Head of School or nominee as suitable for this MA.

Places in the MA for 2018 are limited to 18 students.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study.

240-point (two-year) MA

The 240-point MA requires two consecutive years of full-time study, with admission from a BA or approved equivalent qualification. The MA in Screen Production is available as a research masters.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Film, Television and Media Studies or Media, Film or Television or a related subject, or approval of the Head of School or nominee. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Enrolment in the second-year research component requires acceptance of the Head of School or nominee of a project proposal as suitable for this MA.

Places in the MA for 2018 are limited to 18 students.

To progress to the second year of the MA

In the first 120 points of MA enrolment, you must achieve an average grade of B. If you do not achieve the required grade, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

How to apply

To be admitted to a postgraduate programme in Screen Production you need to make two separate applications:

  1. Apply for admission to study at the University of Auckland
  2. Apply for a postgraduate programme in Screen Production
     

Application deadlines

To study Screen Production in a postgraduate programme in 2018 you need to submit both applications by 13 January 2018.

If you are an international applicant we recommend that you submit your application by 10 November 2017 to allow enough time to apply for a visa if you are accepted.