- Junior positions in the film and television industry
What will this programme cover?
- History of film and television
- Media law
- Safe operation of equipment
- Non-linear editing
- Camera operation and sound
- Writing, shooting and editing film sequences including music videos, current affairs and mini-docs
- Write and produce a television commercial, short drama or documentary.
Further study options
- Diploma and then degree studies in media (such as the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communication offered by CPIT)
- We prefer that you have at least 36 NCEA credits at Level 2, made up of
- at least 12 credits in each of three subjects.
- Applications from mature students (over 20) are welcome.
- International students will be individually assessed to ensure you are ready for this study.
International students for whom English is not a first language, who come from countries with a visa decline rate of more than 20%
- You must demonstrate English language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.5, OR
- You must demonstrate a score from an internationally-recognised test equivalent to the required IELTS level.
- This score must come from one test taken in the preceding two years.
Domestic students for whom English is not a first language and international students from countries with a visa decline rate of less than 20%
- You must demonstrate English language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.5.
- You can provide an NZQA-approved English proficiency test to do so.
If you don’t have the entry requirements above, talk to us about whether you have the equivalent skills and knowledge or to determine if this is the right programme for you.
Please note: this programme is subject to minimum numbers.
You must supply certified copies of proof of identity and proof of residency (where appropriate).
- SD cards class 10
- 1TB external hard drive
- 16GB USB
- Monitoring headphones
Please Note: You are not required to purchase any equipment prior to the commencement of the programme. The equipment you will need will be discussed during the first week of the programme.
Student loans and allowances
Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.