Otago Polytechnic

Media is everywhere.

If your passion is to supply information, news or entertainment to New Zealand and global audiences then media is the industry for you. There is a huge variety of options for roles and careers in this industry – film and television, media communications, journalism and photography.

Growth in the media industry has led to an increase in the number of roles available. Whether you are interested in working behind the scenes or in front of the camera, want to get your voice heard or express your ideas in writing, we offer you the qualifications you need. With our industry-relevant media programmes you will be able to demonstrate to employers that you have the skills, qualifications and practical experience to hit the ground running.

Photography is an increasingly profitable and interesting career choice. 

It can lead to employment around the world so give your photographic inspirations a flying start. 

Check out our Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5) or our Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6)

Our studios and editing suite utilise industry-standard equipment and digital editing software. You will learn the techniques and skills required to produce memorable and attention-grabbing imagery by specialising in digital imagery and manipulation.

Career opportunities in digital photography abound include working as a photographer or photographic assistant in commercial studios, newspapers, retail camera companies, processing labs or tourism industry. You could even become self-employed or work in a niche area of photography e.g. weddings.

Our qualified and experienced tutors are industry professionals who will provide you with industry-relevant skills as well as individual attention and support for your learning so you’ll get the most out of your study.

Need help?

If you’re having trouble making a decision or just need to talk to someone about your options, our Career Services team can help.