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Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

  • Diploma

Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging is a qualification recognised as one of the best in the industry. This course will develop your photographic eye, teach you new photographic techniques and push the boundaries of your creative practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
CUA50915, 090486E
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

July intake is for select units only. Please contact the department for further information.

See the world through a different lens

Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging is a qualification recognised as one of the best in the industry. This course will develop your photographic eye, teach you new photographic techniques and push the boundaries of your creative practice. Our course will refine your skills and teach you how to market yourself within this $1 billion industry.

Develop skills and knowledge to enter industry

The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging refines skills in the photographic disciplines and covers image capture, advanced studio and location lighting, digital image enhancement, web design and advanced-level printing. You'll learn from friendly industry professionals, who will guide and support throughout your studies. We provide a variety of opportunities for you to become involved in the photographic industry and within multidisciplinary collaboration with other students in Melbourne Polytechnic's extensive creative arts network. Our reputation for excellence is acknowledged by industry. Melbourne Polytechnic photography students are frequently shortlisted and awarded honours, including the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Student Photographer of the Year and then National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Become a photographer in demand

Our Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging will provide you with sound technical and theoretical knowledge combined with practical skills in creative image-making. The qualification is applicable across a range of industries, and you may find work in a variety of fields such as advertising, wedding and portrait photography, editorial photography, professional image retouching, digital image operation, events and corporate photography, media and documentary photography or artistic and illustrative photography.

Entry requirements

Study locations

Prahran

Fairfield

Career pathways

The knowledge and experience gained in the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging will provide opportunities to be self-employed, freelance or employed as a photographic assistant/technician or paraprofessional in commercial, advertising, fashion, food, wedding, portrait, digital imaging, editorial and press, sports, travel, stock library, illustrative, professional laboratory and scientific and technical photography

  • Digital Image Operation
  • Assistant Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at Melbourne Polytechnic.
56%
Employed full-time