Viewport width =
April 28, 2008 | by  | in News |
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

Film School decision made

A “working group” will be established by the University to develop a proposal for a Centre for Film Studies and Digital Media in response to staff and student feedback on earlier proposals to replace the existing Film Studies programme with a Visual Arts degree.

“This is one of the key decisions arising from consultation with staff and students regarding the proposed establishment of a Visual Culture Cluster at Victoria University,” said Deborah Willis, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean Humanities and Social Sciences.

The University received over 100 submissions on the original proposal. Willis said the proposal was developed in response to the University’s Investment Plan, which emphasises the need to enhance the University’s interdisciplinary strengths in the creative disciplines.

“Film Studies at Victoria has the potential to become the leading tertiary film programme within New Zealand and the aim of the working group is to further explore how this can be achieved,” Willis said.

“The submissions were comprehensive and gave us many ideas. I would like to thank all staff and students that took the time to make a submission.”

Willis added that the University had also decided to appoint a Professor of Art History, who will facilitate the establishment of a Centre for Art Research and Museum Studies.

“We have decided to strengthen our existing collaborative initiatives between Art History, Museum and Heritage Studies and the Adam Art Gallery.”

Among the the key tasks for the working group include “[articulating] a strategic vision for film at Victoria,” “[contributing] to a proposal for funding from the Tertiary Education Commision,” and “[developing] curriculum.”

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

About the Author ()

Comments (1)

Trackback URL / Comments RSS Feed

  1. Bionic Master says:

    what a load of fucking shit. film at vic has no future with people like harriet margolis, tim groves and lee-jane involved.

Recent posts

  1. My Attention is Broke
  2. WHERE VIRAL DREAMS GO TO DIE
  3. Storytime: Angst, Agony, and Adorable Babies in Teen Mom YouTube
  4. VUWSA Responds to Provost’s Mid-Year Assessment Changes
  5. Te Papa’s Squid is Back and Better Than Ever
  6. Draft Sexual Harassment Policy Consultation Seeing Mixed Responses
  7. Vigil Held For Victims of Sri Lankan Easter Sunday Attacks
  8. Whakahokia te reo mai i te mata o te pene, ki te mata o te arero – Te Wharehuia Milroy Dies Aged 81
  9. Eye on the Exec – 20/05
  10. Critic to Launch Hostile Takeover of BuzzFeed

Editor's Pick

Burnt Honey

: First tutorial of the year. When I open the door, I underestimate my strength, thinking it to be all used up in my journey here. It swings open violently and I trip into the room where awkward gazes greet me. Frozen, my legs are lead and I’m stuck on display for too long. My ov