Diploma in Screen Production




  • Christchurch

    Feb 09 - Dec 10, 2021

  • Wellington

    Apr 27, 2021 - Apr 15, 2022

  • Auckland City Road

    Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 01, 2022

  • Wellington

    Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 01, 2022

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Immerse yourself in the full-screen production process and create amazing video content!

From pre-production (creating concepts for film and television projects) right through to production (the magic that happens when the camera rolls) and post-production (polishing and editing what you’ve captured on camera), the Diploma in Screen Production will give you the industry-relevant tools to create your own short film or passion project from scratch.

  • Master the art of cinematography, sound capture, script writing and storyboarding.
  • Learn how to direct, produce and edit.
  • Build your skills in sound design, colour grading, composition and visual effects.

Working both in a team and on your own, you’ll get to write, direct and shoot dynamic screen productions. You’ll then get to put the finishing touches on your productions by learning the most industry-relevant and cutting-edge post-production techniques.

Better yet, you’ll be able to take credit for all your hard work by seeing your name in the credits of a short film that you’ve produced, directed, and edited at a special screening of your work.

By the end of this programme, you will have completed a self-driven project, curated an online presence and completed a dynamic showreel.

With experience in every aspect of screen production and a professional showreel to your name, the Diploma in Screen Production will give you the skills to apply for an entry-level role in the fields of film, television, or post-production.

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Level 6) [Ref. 3213].

What you'll learn

Commercial Studio

Delve into the commercial applications of screen production and discover the epic ways that video and motion can be used for promotional, artistic and informative content, plus hone your skills in commercial pre-production, production and post-production.

Narrative Studio

Explore the art of narrative storytelling in film, and develop relevant intermediate pre-production, production and post-production workflow skills.

VFX Studio

Love visual effects? Work with industry-leading compositing software and explore the process of VFX design and production.

Production Studio

It’s time to consolidate those skills! Design and produce a self-driven screen production project, curate an online presence and complete a dynamic showreel.

What you should know


Adobe CC, Cinema 4D Lite, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Nuke Studio, NukeX.


Professional camera rigs capable of HD and UHD capture, variety of lenses, filters and diffusers, camera mounting equipment, dollys, sliders and jib arm kits, professional scene lighting kits, sound recording equipment, action cameras, green screen, sound recording space


Domestic students

$8,764.28 + $340 Student Services Levy + $350 Course Related Costs*

*Course Related Cost  - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the period of 1 year. This amount can be covered by studylink's courses related cost loan.

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

$20,500 + $2,000 course fee

Entry Requirements

  • Students must have successfully completed a Level 5 Diploma in film production and post-production - such as our Level 5 Diploma in Digital Design - Animation and Film Production, or have a portfolio to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge. Portfolio guideline 
  • Be at least 18 years of age, and have basic computer skills (although a good skill-base would be an advantage).
  • Students with English as a second language require English language skills equivalent to IELTS level 6.0.

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Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges. Yoobee Colleges is a Category 1 Provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our brochure explores everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.