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The New Zealand Diploma in Photography Level 5 builds on the long term success of photographic training at UCOL, setting the benchmark for programmes in professional photographic imaging across New Zealand.
Focusing on the exciting diversity of contemporary professional photography, you will develop a range of creative and technical skills, gain confidence, and be a step closer to achieving your goal of working in the photographic industry.
The New Zealand Diploma in Photography Level 5 gives you an introduction to photography as a medium to express creative ideas. Develop introductory knowledge and skills in solving visual problems through idea-generation, composition, and lighting, use of equipment, image processing and presentation.
Career & Study Outcomes
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
Employment options include working in junior technical or assistant roles within a photography environment.
You could choose to undertake further study in the sector, including:
UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Photography Level 5 is a one-year diploma followed by the New Zealand Diploma in Photography Level 6.
Photographic Practice 1A - Solving visual problems through idea-generation, composition, lighting, use of equipment, image processing and presentation.
Digital production 1A - Introduction to skills and knowledge in communicating visual ideas, through understanding digital imaging technology. (Photoshop, Bridge and InDesign)
Photographic Practice 1B - Develop knowledge and skills in solving visual problems through idea generation, composition, and lighting using digital imaging technology.
Digital production 1B - Skills and knowledge in communicating visual ideas, through understanding digital imaging technology.
Photographic Communication 1C - History of photography - technological, social and political approaches. Explore cultural and artistic ideas, and identify photographic practitioners and differentiate their stylistic approaches.
Photographic Industry & Business 1C - Understanding of the professional photographic environment. Develop a broad understanding of the skill and knowledge required to operate a photographic business. Intellectual property law and the copyright act in relation to photography in a New Zealand context.
The general conditions of the New Zealand Diploma in Photography, Level 5, state learners must hold a Level 3 qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and/or knowledge.
English language Requirement: IELTS - Academic: Score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 with score of 162; no less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 4 (General or Employment); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 42 with no band less than 36.
Applicants under 20 years of age:
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).