New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 6)

Focusing on the exciting diversity of contemporary professional photography, you will develop advanced knowledge and in solving visual problems through idea generation, composition, lighting and using various equipment.

We’ll introduce you to a range of photographic ideas from fashion and advertising through to wedding and portrait, product and still life, documentary and video, architecture and food. You’ll build your industry portfolio and develop your creative talent in a practical, career focused way.

UCOL | Te Pūkenga brings you strong links with the photographic industry and opportunities to showcase your work on a local, national and global stage. UCOL | Te Pūkenga Photography students have attained unprecedented success at the NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards, achieving New Zealand Student of the Year for twelve consecutive years, New Zealand Tertiary Institution of the Year for eight consecutive years and winner of the Canon Eyecon Award for six consecutive years.

Past students have gone on to craft successful careers in areas of fashion, wedding, portrait, newspaper and architecture, here and abroad.

Why do you study at UCOL | Te Pūkenga and this programme? Because we are here to help achieve your dream!  You have award winning, industry experience lecturers available to give face to face feedback making sure you are on the right track for improvement. Having smaller classes makes a difference in regards to you receiving quality instruction Step by step they take you through what is working and what requires improvement. When critiquing your work, we can read your expressions and see your body language to help us understand what is being perceived. Additionally, excellent wellbeing and educational support systems, community and Industry connections. Have a look through the content and make sure this course is for you – it is always important to be in a programme where you want to thrive – it makes learning a pleasure.

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NZ$22,325 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Feb 2025

Start Month

Jan 2025

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • February 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time