Course Overview

Love photography and ready to move beyond 'point and click'?

Learn the tricks of the trade from a professional photographer and tutor in this hands on course designed to take your creative potential to the next level.

Taught in a workshop style learning environment with weekly class photo assignments, this short course works at your individual level to help you advance and extend your skills.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive:

  • Record of Achievement - Photography Pathways (Level 3)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Aug 2024 View more details
Study options

7 weeks part-time

4 weeks full-time
Total credits 20
Indicative Fees No tuition fees for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Topics you'll cover

You'll learn about working with DSLR cameras, manual settings (lens choice, aperture, shutter speeds, ISO and colour temperature), and digital darkroom workflow.

The course covers the creative elements of photography like critical analysis of images, composition, camera angles and shooting distances, seeing like a photographer, and painting with light.

If a career as a photographer is your goal, this course will also build your knowledge around how to set up a photo shoot including an overview on art direction, choosing a location, directing the shoot, working with studio lighting, and working with models and clients.

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * No tuition fees for domestic students

*Please note, fees for our 2024 intakes are yet to be confirmed. Once they are, we will update our website to reflect the new 2024 fee amount.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

There are no minimum academic requirements (open entry).

IMPORTANT: We regret that students who have already completed this course are not able to be enrolled again. Please contact our Information Centre for details about other courses in this subject area.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

You will need to bring your own camera.

This course is taught on Apple Mac computers. Learners must have elementary level computer skills.

It is recommended that you also have access to software for editing.

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.


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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 13 May 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 5 Aug 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 7 weeks part-time
  • 4 weeks full-time

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