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Diploma in Film and Content Creation (Level 5)

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Level of Study



40 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Wellington Campus


Whether it's creating engaging social content, directing music videos, or producing large-scale corporate pieces, this course covers all aspects of the content creation process, and analysing its impact. Designed with the latest industry demands in mind, you'll graduate with cutting-edge skills to stay ahead of the competition.

We live in a world where content is king, and there is growing demand for end to end content creation skills.

Starting with the processes and principles for creating screen content; you will learn how to develop the bones of a great piece of content. Studying storyboarding, locations, and art direction among others.

You’ll further delve into basic production, learning scripting, directing, shooting, lighting, sound and editing. All leading to an end of year project, focusing on creating a 5-8 minute piece, where you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with peers across each other’s projects.

What you'll learn

Foundations of content creation

First up you’ll be introduced to all the processes and principles for creating, planning and producing screen content.

Developing creative content

Next you’ll learn to develop the bones of a great piece of content including the set-up of the story. Learn basic scriptwriting and storytelling techniques, storyboarding and shot listing, as well as planning and managing locations used within your piece of content. You’ll also learn the basics of art direction and how to direct factual and dramatic content.

Producing creative content

Then you’ll learn the ins and outs of how to produce content:

Camera work: Learn creative and technical skills in camera work including how to use different types of camera, specific camera angles and multi cam shooting

Lighting: How to professionally light a set

Audio: How to record audio and audio mixing using Adobe Audition

Editing: How to edit your shots using Adobe Premiere, add graphics and some visual effects skills using After Effects, and sweeten your sound with Adobe Audition

Scripting & Directing: You’ll script and direct several pieces of content including a television commercial, a music video, and a short form drama.

Entry criteria

Students must be 18 years of age or older

Students must provide evidence of NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, and have basic computer skills with an interest in design. Students who speak English as a second language must demonstrate English language proficiency at the IELTS level 5.5 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.0.

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