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Diploma in Film Making

Overview

Programme Overview

The Diploma in Film Making focuses on intensive practical training in all aspects of film and television production.  State of the art equipment and studio facilities (including green screen and editing suites) enable the production of compelling creative film content and development of comprehensive technical skills


Who should take this programme?

  • Enthusiasts and hobby film makers wishing to transition their personal film and television interests into an exciting career
  • Those wanting to become professional on-set technical crew
  • Experienced individuals wanting to stay competitive in a rapidly developing professional industry
  • Story-tellers and content creators wishing to develop practical film making skills

NZQA Accredited (PC9573)

  • Auckland

Skills

Skills and Outcomes

  • Develop storylines and treatments
  • Plan and shoot a wide range of content
  • Integrate live-action footage and elements of 3D annimation
  • Manage media assets
  • Create titles and credits for screen productions
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Ensure a safe workplace
  • Record sound on location
  • Apply special effects

Careers

Career Options

  • Camera Operator
  • Video Editor
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Scriptwriter
  • Videographer
  • Visual Designer
  • 2D or 3D Animator
  • Video Producer
  • Video Post Production Engineer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Performer/Actor
  • Advertising/Marketing/Promotions

Course

Diploma in Film Making
VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Computing and Media
Visual Technologies
Multimedia Studies for Film
Film Making and Theory Studies
Film Studio Equipment
3D and Compositing
Advanced Film Studio Studies
Computing and Media
Visual Technologies
Multimedia Studies for Film
Film Making and Theory Studies
Film Studio Equipment
3D and Compositing
Advanced Film Studio Studies

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    12 Months Full Time

  • INTAKES:

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  • PROGRAMME TYPE:

    Diploma

Entry requirements

Minimum Age

Students must be 17 years of age or older.

Academic Requirements

Students should have NCEA Level 1 in Maths and Science, or equivallent; OR adult entry if 20 years of age or older.

English Language Requirements

Students must have a good command of both oral and written English.

Students who do not speak English as the first language, current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of at least 6, or equivalent must be supplied.

Entrance Interview

Students may be required to attend an entrance interview.

Fees and Payments

Registration Fee   $500
Programme Fee   $10,997
Total Fees   $11,497

Programme fees may be paid by Student Loan or Direct Credit and must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

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