From its inception, cinema has been a truly global phenomenon. It was the most popular art form of the 20th century and continues to play an important role in the development of digital media. Our courses reflect the global scope of film history by covering a wide range of films and directors from the era of silent film and the advent of sound (1896-1930s), the heyday of Hollywood and international art cinema (1939-1980s), and the globalization of film and contemporary world cinema (1990s to the present).
We are now part of the new Department of English, Cinema and Digital Humanities. Our programme, Cinema Studies, offers students a major and minor for the BA.
News and Announcements
ENROL NOW FOR 2014
Cinema Studies is offering a new course, CINE210, in Screenwriting. The class will be taught by Martha Hardy-Ward, whose recent work includes the award winning short film Ellen is Leaving.
Other courses for semester 1 include CINE101 What is Cinema?, CINE201 Hollywood and Genre and CINE301 Film History: The Sixties and the New Wave.
Fern Macvey Recipient of a 2014 Arts Scholarship
Congratulations to Fern Macvey, Cinema Studies major, who has been selected to join the 2014 Arts Scholars programme.
Mat Daniel recipient of a Masters Scholarship
Congratulations to Mat Daniel, Cinema Studies student, who is the recipient of a Masters Scholarship.
Latin American Film Festival
9th-20th September 2013, UC Undercroft 101
With the Support of UC Cinema Studies, The Latin American Film Festival (LAFF) is proud to present, for the first time at the University of Canterbury, its 12th edition featuring a selection of recent films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.
All screenings are FREE, but there are only 80 seats available, so seating is strictly first come, first served. Please arrive early to be sure of obtaining a seat.
Further information on The Latin American Film Festival, including programme.
Luke Towart recipient of a Masters Scholarship
Congratulations to Luke Towart who is the recipient of a Masters Scholarship.