New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5)

Train at the New Zealand Film and Television School, the industry-recognised place of study. All our tutors come from the industry. Use our ARRI ALEXA camera and the editing tools you’ll find in industry. Learn every aspect of filmmaking then specialise in the area you’re passionate about.

Programme outline

Culture and Context in the Screen Industry 
Introduces students to some of the social, economic, cultural and historical conditions they will engage with in the screen production industry, and to academic skills used in the programme.

The Filmmaker’s Journey
Introduces students to film production theory, to film making processes, and basic technical skills, with application in project work.

Screencraft 101: Scriptwriting
Introduces students to the story-telling nature of film-making, structures and devices that are used to create and enhance stories for audiences, and basic scriptwriting skills.

Screencraft 102: Editorial Process
Develops knowledge of technical processes and the use of craft skills in editing screen productions.

Screencraft 103: Production Planning
Develops knowledge of technical processes and the use of skills in pre-production and planning of screen productions.

Screencraft 104: On-Set Production
Develops students’ skills in crew roles in the screen production process, through student work on screen productions.

Screencraft 105: Applied On-Set Production
Develops further knowledge of technical processes and the use of craft skills in crew roles, through participation in student productions


Entry criteria

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent skills and knowledge and evidence of aptitude based on interview.

International students
IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5), or equivalent

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