Digital Photography Training Scheme
Level 5

Digital Photography Training Scheme

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  • Locations and dates


    21 February 2022
    18 July 2022
  • Study options


  • Length

    20 weeks including 2 week study break

  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Online programme.

Improve your existing skill in photography or upskill for new career opportunities.

This programme is designed to develop your practical skills and understanding of digital photography through a set of exciting projects. Learn how to use a range of digital devices to capture a broad variety of subjects.

Through this programme you will explore a selected range of conceptual and technical processes and use a range of software, hardware and production equipment.

This online course has a project-by-project structure, applicants are graded by their project submissions (three in total). Each project submission (or assignment if you like) consists of one final image showing the abilities and skills learned during the sessions and a written document explaining the deeper theory of photography.

There are no exams just some quiz questions, which are designed to help you discover what areas you might need to improve, these are not graded.

Studio set ups, product photography, advanced flash, using Adobe Lightroom for post editing

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic: Minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or above on the NZQF, including at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in each of 2 subjects, of which at least 1 relates to English and at least 1 is from the subject list below; with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or above from no more than 2 further domains on the NZQF. Design, Painting, Printmaking, Graphics, Technology, Sculpture, History of Art, Photography, Media Studies, Design (Practical Art), Graphics, English, History, Music Studies, Social Studies, Painting (Practical Art), Photography (Practical Art), Printmaking (Practical Art), Sculpture (Practical Art), Technology, Drama Or A recognised art/media/IT foundation programme or equivalent, e.g. New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (L4), or New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) (L4) Applicants over the age of 20: No academic requirements. English Language: A level of English sufficient to be able to study the Training Scheme. Students whose first language is not English: IELTS overall Academic Band score of at least 6 (with at least 5.5 in each component), issued within the last two years Or an equivalent qualification*. Other Requirements: reasonable level of computer literacy. The Training Schemes involve producing work in electronic forms. Applicants accepted onto the Training Schemes without sufficient computer literacy will be invited to make use of NMIT's computer facilities in order to bring their computer skills up to a sufficient standard to succeed in their studies. Portfolio: Applicants may submit a portfolio of work showing ability in digital media and design. This may include a selection of: * Sketchbooks/workbooks showing the development of ideas Digital media and design works, including both process works and finished works in the medium or field in which the applicant wishes to study * Photographic or digital records of any of the above Special Entry: available in exceptional circumstances

Detailed requirements
More information about entry to this qualification

Duration Learn more

17 Weeks

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $288 $288
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $1,634 $1,634
TOTAL Learn more $1,922 $1,922
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Student success data is unavailable for this qualification.

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $35,776
Earnings range Learn more $26,007 - $43,735
In employment Learn more 65%
In further study Learn more 25%
On a benefit Learn more 6%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students








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