Level 2, 161 Manukau Road
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The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally, you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.
You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.
No. The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.
No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.
As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.
Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac devices, and there are no specific software requirements.
If you need more time, you can purchase one of our affordable extensions. We currently offer 3, 6 and 12 month extensions. Alternatively, you can purchase an Advanced Module, which will come with a 6 month extension.
Yes. We have a dedicated student Facebook group. This group allows you to connect with other like-minded photographers where you can discuss your assignments, the course and all things creative.
No. When you purchase our course, the Advanced Modules will not be included. Our Advanced Modules are short courses and are optional for those who wish to further their studies. They will be available to purchase for students who are enrolled in our course and have completed the first two modules. They are comprised of one module and one assignment and you are mentored by a specialist in the topic selected.
No. Unfortunately, we do not offer our Advanced Modules to the public. Only students enrolled in our course can purchase them.
Our courses are delivered online and all information is provided digitally. As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to our online student site. You can download the course materials as you proceed through each module. As the modules are provided in PDF format you can keep them for future reference and print if you wish. The only time we mail something out is when you successfully graduate our course.
All you need for the course is a camera. A digital SLR or mirrorless is best; but certainly not essential. We also recommend a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. However, you may use other photo editing programs.
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Have really enjoyed this course. I have learnt so much already. The modules are written very clearly, are easy read....
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Professional and enjoyable course with…
Professional and enjoyable course with responsive tutors. Highly recommend.
Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 04:20
Really enjoying the course so far. Learning lots and am excited to finish!
Saturday 22 August 2020 at 08:08
Love this course, I learnt so much from the modules and the tutors are super helpful and knowledgeable
Friday 14 August 2020 at 09:24
Supportive ,helpful comments from the…
Supportive ,helpful comments from the tutor
Thursday 13 August 2020 at 04:30
The course has been excellent so far. The assignments in particular are well designed to reinforce the modules and make...
Monday 13 July 2020 at 22:33
I've found this course great
I've found this course great so far - it teaches you so much and I love that I'm able to...
Sunday 05 July 2020 at 22:09
Worth every cent
I thought I knew a lot already before starting this course. I have since found out I was wrong. These...
Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 09:43
The Best Photography Diploma
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Thursday 11 June 2020 at 03:01
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Sunday 17 May 2020 at 03:22
Really interesting, learning a lot and enjoying the challenge
Thursday 23 April 2020 at 23:04
An Excellent Course
An excellent course. When I started this course I knew nothing about digital photography and now I am able to...
Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 02:28
This is a really in depth course that takes you through the mechanics and technical aspects of photography. The course...
Tuesday 07 April 2020 at 22:18
You will not regret it
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