What a wonderfully full, creative and rewarding year we have had at PSC! Here’s a selection of highlights from 2015 just in case you missed out on some of our exciting news and events. Check out the blog archives, Facebook and Instagram for more!
We welcomed another great group of new students into our part time and full time courses and have just had our first full time cohort of students complete the Bachelor of Photography. Our 2014 Advanced Diploma cohort graduated style at ACMI in May and it was great to celebrate their achievements and hear many stories of graduate success.
For the fifth consecutive year PSC was awarded the AIPP Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year for excellence in photographic education and training. Congratulations to all students who participated in the APPAs and a special mention to Elena D. San Roman who received a gold award and produced the highest scoring print in the portrait category and Vicki Moritz and Daniel Pockett whose great results saw them as finalists for the Australian Student Photographer of the Year award.
Students and staff continued to shine, with many receiving awards and acknowledgement for their great work including the recent CCP Salon. Work was featured in exhibitions, events including White Night Melbourne, festivals, print and online publications such as Time. We were especially proud of teacher Hoda Afshar who won the National Photographic Portrait Prize, Australia’s biggest photography prize, and student David Bibby who was a finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize.
Our students enjoyed a great range of real world industry experiences including covering Anzac Day for The Age and the Virgin Australia Melbourne Festival, visiting studios and collaborating with fashion students.
We were proud supporters of a number of events including the Photobook Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and the Ballarat Foto Biennale. Our second year Bachelor students has a great time in Malaysia at the Obscura Festival – the biggest photo book festival in the Asia-Pacific region.
We finished off the year with our folio presentations across all year levels and a successful suite of exhibitions – Fresh 15 by the Advanced Diploma art major students , ThirtyOne by the final year Bachelor students and our own End of Year Exhibition which is open to the public during regular PSC opening hours until 18 February 2016.
Well done to all students and staff in our wonderful creative community and thanks to all the graduates and industry friends who have been involved in college life this year. We are excited by what the new year will bring and wish you all a joyous and safe holiday season.