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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Visual Arts and Crafts » Photography
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is for people seeking to enter professional careers within the photographic imaging and related industries.

The photographic imaging and related industries, along with the creative and culture sector of Aotearoa New Zealand, will benefit from having people trained in photography to a professional level.

Graduates will be capable of working independently as employees, or in self-employed or freelance roles.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply problem solving skills to a range of complex design challenges within a photographic context.
- Conceptualise, plan and produce a body of photographic work.
- Apply specialised conceptual, creative and technical skills in photographic imaging.
- Apply specialised knowledge of software technologies relevant to a range of photographic applications and genres.
- Contextualise own photographic practice and evaluate the work of others.
- Work independently to meet complex project briefs.
- Present work in a manner that engages with others.
- Apply professional, ethical and business practices within photographic location and studio environments.
Education pathways
The qualification provides a pathway from the New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 5) [Ref: 2648].

Graduates of this qualification may wish to undertake further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the field of creative arts, or, the field of business if pursuing self-employment.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in entry-level professional photography practitioner roles or as self-employed/freelance practitioners.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 6 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2649
Status Current
Created July 2015
Next Review July 2020
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