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Unitec one of top ten film schools in world

Unitec one of top ten film schools in world

Reelshow International Ltd have announced the top ten film schools in the world for 2012. The survey, based on Reelshow's members and site visitors and run over the last 6 months of 2012, puts Unitec in the top ten.

With 395 students and 40 staff, Unitec's Department of Performing and Screen Arts, is arguably the largest and busiest film school and performing arts department in the country. Offering courses and programmes of study in acting, contemporary music, costume, dance, design, directing and writing, film and television, production technology, and scenery/props, Unitec students are guided by industry experts and inspired by visiting local and international filmmakers, actors, dancers, writers, directors and technicians.

In a first for a NZ tertiary institute, Unitec students are currently working on a feature film, Stars in her Eyes, a joint venture between Unitec and Ample Films. Working under industry professionals, students get an unprecedented opportunity to make valuable connections with people in the film industry, and graduate with a feature film credit on their resume.

"Our graduates work on Hollywood blockbusters, local independent films and your favourite Kiwi TV programmes," Says Head of Department Athina Tsoulis. "They're represented in major dance and theatre companies, make their mark as successful composers, singers/songwriters or sound engineers, or produce award-winning short films, designs, plays and choreographic work.

"They hit the ground running, ready to find employment. That's why students have voted Unitec one of the world's top ten film schools in 2012 in the respected filmmaking website Reelshow International poll."

For more information about programmes on offer at Unitec's Department of Performing and Screen Arts go to www.perform.unitec.ac.nz.

For information about Stars in Her Eyes feature film go to http://www.facebook.com/StarsInHerEyesMovie?fref=ts


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