Lens-based Media Studio
Level 5

Lens-based Media Studio (Level 5)

  • Study for free

    Explore fees-free training options here.

  • Locations and dates


    22 February 2022
  • Study options


  • Length

    19 weeks consisting of 17 teaching weeks and a 2 week study break

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2022: $1,022 plus $40 Student Services Levy (for AAD521 and AAD522)

    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


Video and photography

Take just our two, Level 5, lens-based media courses and receive a Level 5 Training Scheme(external link) award.

Pathway into other selected subjects, or credit these courses towards the Bachelor of Arts and Media.

To complete this Training Scheme award, you must complete these two courses:

  • AAD521 Lens-based Media Lab
  • AAD522 Lens-based Media Project.

Take one course in semester one. Courses can be taken in any order.

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), including at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in each of two subjects, of which at least one relates to English; and at least one is from the subject list below; with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the NZQF. Painting (Visual Art), Design (Visual Art), Photography (Visual Art), Sculpture (Visual Art), Printmaking (Visual Art), Graphics (Technology),,Design (Technology), Textiles (Technology), Media Studies, Drama, Materials Technology, Digital Technology, English, History, Social Sciences, Art History Or Successful completion of a recognised art/media foundation programme or equivalent, for example the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) Applicants over the age of 20: No academic qualifications are required. All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English should have: An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above. An initial discussion with the Head of Department or delegate will be required to assess applicants' individual motivation, commitment to, and suitability for the Programme. Computer literacy: A sufficient level of computer literacy is required. Portfolio: All applicants must submit a portfolio of work showing ability in arts and design.

Detailed requirements

Duration Learn more

40 Weeks

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 $32,819
Earnings range Learn more $21,996 - $40,622
In employment Learn more 57%
In further study Learn more 32%
On a benefit Learn more 4%

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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