Open to international students

Diploma in Film and Content Creation

LevelLevel 5
Level40 weeks

Whether it's creating engaging social content, directing music videos, or producing large-scale corporate pieces, this course covers all aspects of the content creation process, and analysing its impact. Designed with the latest industry demands in mind, you'll graduate with cutting-edge skills to stay ahead of the competition.

120 Credits | Full-time | On Campus

We live in a world where content is king, and there is growing demand for end to end content creation skills.


Starting with the processes and principles for creating screen content; you will learn how to develop the bones of a great piece of content. Studying storyboarding, locations, and art direction among others.

You’ll further delve into basic production, learning scripting, directing, shooting, lighting, sound and editing. All leading to an end of year project, focusing on creating a 5-8 minute piece, where you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with peers across each other’s projects.

This course is industry-focused, meaning you’ll graduate with a broad toolkit that can set you ahead of the pack!

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5).



What you'll learn

Foundations of content creation

First up you’ll be introduced to all the processes and principles for creating, planning and producing screen content.

Developing creative content

Next you’ll learn to develop the bones of a great piece of content including the set-up of the story. Learn basic scriptwriting and storytelling techniques, storyboarding and shot listing, as well as planning and managing locations used within your piece of content. You’ll also learn the basics of art direction and how to direct factual and dramatic content.

Producing creative content

Then you’ll learn the ins and outs of how to produce content:

  • Camera work: Learn creative and technical skills in camera work including how to use different types of camera, specific camera angles and multi cam shooting

  • Lighting: How to professionally light a set

  • Audio:  How to record audio and audio mixing using Adobe Audition

  • Editing: How to edit your shots using Adobe Premiere, add graphics and some visual effects skills using After Effects, and sweeten your sound with Adobe Audition

  • Scripting & Directing: You’ll script and direct several pieces of content including a television commercial, a music video, and a short form drama.

Creating your own screen content project

Everything you have learned will culminate in an end of year project where you’ll produce a 5-8 minute piece of factual or dramatic content. You’ll get work on not only your own project but collaborate with others in your class to work on their projects too.



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A bit more information


Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition


PC or Apple computers, DSLR cameras, sound recording equipment (for audio production), video production room with green screen and lighting.

Domestic students

*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

  • Tuition Fees: $24,500 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2,000 (NZD)

For more information, click here to download the international course costs PDF.

Please note fees are subject to change.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, have completed a NCEA Level 2 or equivalent and have basic computer skills with an interest in film. Applicants must complete an interview with a relevant member of staff.

International applicants must be 18 years or older and have proof that they have gained within the last 2 years, English language skills equivalent to IELTS level 5.5 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.0



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Why our graduates love working in the industry



Why study filmmaking at Yoobee?


  • No matter your specialisation, you'll work alongside students from other specialisations to make your own films, just as you will when working in the industry.

  • We've been part of the film industry for a long time and can introduce you to lifelong connections.

  • Our hands-on programmes will guide your strengths towards directing, screenwriting, production, costume design, makeup and visual effects.




Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges Ltd. Yoobee Colleges Ltd is an NZQA 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 unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and students are offered the best learning experience.