Institute of Technology or PolytechnicSouthern Institute of Technology
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Mar 2023
Southern Institute of Technology
Develop your photography skills with the New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5). This introductory course will immerse you into the world of photography and help you develop essential skills for the industry or your hobby.
This diploma will provide the base that you need in digital photography and post-production to progress to advanced studies or employment in the photography industry.
You will learn:
Electives - choose one paper from the following
Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5) will have the skills and knowledge to work in junior technical or assistant roles in the photographic sector.
Recent graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5) have started their own photography businesses, however many graduates have chosen to use the course to develop and mature their knowledge and skills for personal photography goals.
To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:
For those wishing to pursue further study, SIT offers
Bachelor of Screen Arts (where students can specialise in either animation, digital filmmaking, digital content creation or fashion digital technology)
Applicants for this programme of study should have a keen interest and aptitude in photography, as evidenced by the portfolio required to be submitted for assessment by any applicant new to the programme of study. The portfolio should consist of 5-6 images showing the applicant’s skills in a variety of subjects and genres.
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 3.
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years.
English Language Requirements