The Bachelor of Digital Cinema aims to train professionals in the area of Cinema Production, focusing on the creative process and using the state-of-the-art standards of digital technology. In Macau 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 trained with these skills. Creating Cinematic Audiovisual content corresponds to a standard of quality and High level aesthetic style, that is core to the film industry, but 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
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
The Bachelor of Digital Cinema is a 4 years programme, that introduces students to the three main areas of digital cinema production: Documentary, Fiction and Visual Effects. The structure of the programme provides for the production of a capstone project (graduation project) consisting of a film production complying with standard professional quality for entering the international film festival circuit. This programme combines highly accredited international teaching staff with the outstanding facilities of the campus of Ilha Verde, which features audio-visual production studios, laboratories and equipment. In addition the programme also includes the possibility of extracurricular internships mediated by the Faculty of Creative Industries and the USJ’s Internship and Career Office, where students can contact with a professional work experience in the film production industry, both in Macau and abroad. During the programme, the students work in: The production of a short film in different genres and techniques: documentary; advertisement, fiction and animation; Professional camera/photography work, using digital technology; Script writing for a short-to-long film in different genres, demonstrating creativity/originality and using established scriptwriting techniques; Image post-production tasks (editing, colour correction) in any film production genre, using digital technology; Sound Design tasks involved the production of a film sound track (production sound recording, editing and mixing in stereo and surround).
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 in 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.
After completing this programme, the principle career pathways for graduates will be to work in the Audio-visual Industry across different market segments, such as: Independent Film Production, Advertisement Film Production, Media Production Departments (Government, Casinos, Hospitality Groups, ONG, etc.) and Education.
Students must complete all the following modules
Please click on any specific module to see its description.