The Bachelor of Digital Cinema programme aims to train students and professionals in the area of cinema production, focusing on the creative process and using state-of-the-art standards of digital technology. Students are introduced to the three main areas of digital cinema production: Documentary, Fiction and Visual Effects.
The programme trains students in different genres and techniques of film production including: documentary, advertisement, fiction and animation production; professional camera/photography work; script writing for short-to-long films in different genres; image post-production using digital technology; sound design and film music production.
In Macao and the Pearl River Delta, there is a consistent influx of University students pursuing media-related education with preference for audio-visual production that meets the global market demand for professionals in this area. Students are trained to create cinematic audiovisual content corresponding to a standard of quality and high-level aesthetic style, which is fundamental to the film industry, and is also in high demand in the areas of Marketing, Communication, Media and Creative Industries.
4 years full-time (day) programme
Total Number of Credits for Graduation
Ilha Verde Campus
Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)
September to May
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 18:30
- Combining highly accredited international teaching staff with outstanding facilities which features audio-visual production studios, laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment
- Graduation project consists of a film production complying with standard professional quality for entering the international film festival circuit
The Faculty of Creative Industries integrates some of the most successful programmes of our university, included in the Departments of Design, Architecture, Communication and Media. Some of our programmes, such as Architecture and Fashion Design, are unique within the higher education system of Macau and this is also the case of the Digital Cinema Program, which is the first of its kind in Macau. Above all, the integration of each these areas within the same faculty provides a unique multidisciplinary community in which students have access to exceptional education opportunities and a work environment that allows them to explore their abilities to the highest international standards. The Bachelor of Digital Cinema programme (BDC) is also inline with the strategic subsectors of the Creative industries Development, proposed by the Macau Cultural Institute and the Creative industries fund of the Macau SAR. The development of the curriculum for this program resulted from the efforts of a multidisciplinary team that includes members of the Faculty of Creative Industries, as well as members from other Faculties at USJ (Business and Humanities) and the collaboration of experienced Faculty members from our partner Catholic University of Portugal, namely the Sound and Image Department of the School of Arts. A Digital Cinema Bachelor Programme in Macau will positively reshape the quality of the digital Audiovisual environment of our social environment.
The principle career pathways for graduates will be to work in the Audio-visual Industry across different market segments, including:
- Independent Film Production
- Advertisement Film Industry
- Media Production Departments (Government, Casinos, Hospitality Groups, NGO, etc.)
Students must complete all the following modules
Please click on any specific module to see its description.