You can learn digital photography
Whether you want to learn the art of digital photography for personal interests or you want to enhance or commence a professional photography career, then this course could be perfect for you. You will learn the practical skills involved in a range of digital photography processes as well as gaining a more theoretical understanding of this art.You can study fees-free
Benefits to you
Develop practical skills in digital photography
You will undertake set projects that will help you develop a sound understanding of the practical skills required in digital photography. During the course you will explore a range of digital photography approaches for researching, developing, documenting, communicating and contextualising visual culture ideas and responding to project briefs.
Understand the theory behind the art
Digital photography has gained recognition as a core art form. This course will introduce you to some of the theoretical and philosophical concepts of photography in relation to contemporary national and international visual culture.
- Credit: 20
- EFTS: 0.166
- Level: 5
- Course fee: $276 (domestic students). Includes GST.
How long will it take?
This course is available to complete over a 16-18 week period. We have various course start dates throughout the year. Please enquire to see when these are.
Applicants under 20:
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 NQF.
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 successful completion of a recognised art/media foundation programme or equivalent, for example the Certificate in Arts and Media.
Applicants aged 20 or above:
No academic qualifications are required.
English Language Requirements:
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at which they enter the Training Scheme. Those students whose first language is not English will have:
- An International English Language Testing System (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.
All applicants may be invited to attend an interview to find out more about the Training Scheme and their suitability for it.
A reasonable level of computer literacy is needed. The Training Schemes involve producing work in electronic forms.
Applicants may submit a portfolio of work showing ability in digital media and design.
The portfolio may include a selection of the following:
- 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
Portfolios will be examined for evidence of the applicant’s potential to further develop the following attributes:
- Technical skills in digital media and design areas
- Design processes and/or concept development
In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the full entry requirements, may be granted admission to the Training Scheme on the approval of the Academic Committee if the Committee is confident of the applicant’s ability to successfully undertake the Training Scheme with a reasonable likelihood of success.
Student loans and allowances
This course is not eligible for student loan support as it does not meet the EFTS criteria set by Studylink. Visit for more information or phone TANZ eCampus on 0800 328 269 and we can point you in the right direction.
“There was a time in my life when I would never have been brave enough to step inside a classroom, due to anxiety problems. Having the option to study at home, in a safe and familiar environment, was hugely beneficial and as I started to progress with my study, I realised I really enjoyed it and I wanted to take it further.”
TANZ eCampus is offered by seven of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through TANZ eCampus are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.