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Diploma in Photographic Imaging

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Diploma in Photographic Imaging

Programme Overview


The Diploma in Photographic Imaging sits within UCOL’s school of Photography, Arts and Design (SPAD) and builds on the long term success of photographic training at UCOL - setting the benchmark for programmes in visual imaging across New Zealand.


Focusing on contemporary digital photography, this diploma in photo imaging will help you master a range of conceptual, creative and technical skills for industry employment or self-employment.

You’ll also learn basic business skills, build your industry portfolio and develop your creative talent in a practical, career focused way.

This programme is offered both at the UCOL Institute of Commercial Photography / Auckland (UICP/A) and UCOL’s Palmerston North Campus.


Related News Stories and Links

School of Photography, Art & Design (SPAD) website

Photography programme page on SPAD website

UCOL Institute of Commercial Photography / Auckland website

UCOL photography students did extremely well at NZIPP - the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards in Queenstown this year. They brought home two gold with distinction, four gold, six silver with distinction, 16 silver and 18 bronze:



Programme Diploma in Photographic Imaging - Level 6
Study Options / Duration Full Time , 2 years
Campuses Palmerston North, Auckland
​Domestic fees: $7,047  International fees: $19,800


Palmerston North and Auckland

22 February 2016 - 18 November 2016




Palmerston North

Year One timetable information.

Year Two timetable information.

Classes are generally between the hours of 9.00am - 8.00pm Monday - Friday.

Allow 20 hours in class and an additional 20 hours lecturer-directed learning a week each.

Please ring Tricia Falkner for more information, phone +64 695 27231.


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UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. The aim is to help you find the right level of study and educational pathway for you to succeed at UCOL. For more information please download and read the UCOL Admission Guide.

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