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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Visual Arts and Crafts » Photography
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is for people seeking entry-level employment or those already employed in the photographic industry.

The photographic industry and creative and cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand will benefit by having photographers enter the sector who are trained at an intermediate level.

Graduates will be capable of self-managing within defined guidelines to create photographic works.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply problem-solving skills to a range of design challenges within a photographic context.
- Apply conceptual, creative and technical skills in photographic imaging.
- Apply knowledge of image making and use of technologies relevant to a range of photographic applications and genres.
- Create a range of photographic imaging works.
- Analyse and evaluate own photographic work and the work of others.
- Self-manage photographic project briefs within defined guidelines.
- Behave professionally in a photographic work environment.
Education pathways
The qualification provides a pathway from the following:
- National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) (Level 3) [Ref: 1039]
- New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 3) [Ref: 2628]
- New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) [Ref: 2629]
- New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 3) [Ref: 2626]
- New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) [Ref: 2627]
- New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4) [Ref: 2869]

Graduates of this qualification may wish to undertake further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the field of Creative Arts.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in junior technical or assistant roles within a photography environment.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 4 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2648
Status Current
Created July 2015
Next Review July 2020
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