Screen Production Major - Bachelor of Communication Studies

Fascinated by moving image and storytelling? A career in screen production can offer great opportunities. Develop practical skills and work on projects in our industry standard film and TV studios.

Today's consumers have many viewing choices, and TV and screen production professionals have to be versatile, adaptable, creative and technically competent to succeed.

You develop the practical skills to produce programmes for large, medium or small screens. Our students are well-known for their skills in pre-production, production and post-production within television and screen production.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Communication Studies.

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As a screen production student, you work on practical TV and screen production projects, using AUT’s industry standard TV studio facilities. There's a strong focus on developing practical skills throughout your studies so you'll be well-prepared for your future career in film, TV and screen production.

Year 1

This year you take eight core courses that give you an overview of the media world and communication theories:

Year 2

You take four courses related to screen production, focusing on screen theory, studio production, short films and documentaries. You develop the creative and professional skills to assist on productions and sets, manage schedules and understand the varied roles in this thriving industry.

You study the following courses:

You also take courses from your second major, your minor(s) or elective courses.

Year 3

You become more familiar with professional practices using camera, sound and editing equipment, lighting and post-production. You also develop your screenwriting skills, developing an original idea from concept to final script.

You study the following courses:

You also continue to take courses from your second major, your minor(s) or elective courses.

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  • Camera operator
  • Content creator
  • Director
  • Producer or production manager
  • Promotions manager
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Television presenter or programmer
  • Writer

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Screen Production

Key features
  • AUT alumni are leaders in film, TV and screen production around the world
  • One of the best TV studio facilities in New Zealand
  • Access to the latest digital field equipment
  • Includes a major practical project
See yourself as
  • A thought starter
  • Creative
  • Well organised
  • A self-starter
  • Logical
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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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