You can create smart video content!
If you have a creative bent and you want to channel that into the world of video production, then this short course will help you take those first important steps. You will gain practical skills and expertise covering a range of digital media and video processes and contexts.
Benefits to you
Gain a practical understanding of video composition
You will learn how to “frame” your video and construct an engaging composition that will draw viewers in and maintain their interest. At the end of the day, video is all about vistas and contrasts – this course will help develop the skills to apply this knowledge.
Know what makes great subject matter
No one wants to produce a boring video but how do you ensure your subject is interesting and creative? This course will teach you how to generate and evaluate creative ideas that will capture viewers imagination and attention.
Learn about the theory behind video and film history
Understanding the theory and history of film can really help frame your future work. On this course you will discover how to blend theory into practical outputs that reflect your creativity and artistry.
Explore storytelling concepts
A great story can make or break a video. Understand the components of expert storytelling and what makes a story unique and engaging.
Gain practical skills
It’s all well and good having beautiful imagery and a great storyline but you also need the post production skills and expertise to turn that imagery into a tailored production. This course teaches practical skills of video editing and post production.
- Credit: 20
- EFTS: 0.166
- Level: 5
- Course fee: $282 (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.
Equipment and Materials:
This course has compulsory materials and equipment requirements. Please download our guide to ensure that you have everything that you need to successfully complete the course.
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 http://www.studylink.govt.nz/ for more information or phone TANZ eCampus on 0800 328 269 and we can point you in the right direction.
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.