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Congratulations to our new first year students for 2017!

Congratulations to everyone who received a main round offer from PSC today! You will be receiving information packs in the mail shortly and we look forward to seeing you for enrolment next week and for our first year orientation day on the 16th of February.

If you’d still like to apply for 2017, it’s not too late! We’re still accepting direct applications, so give us a call on (03) 9682 3191 or visit our website to arrange a tour or to make an application.


Final year student Jade Byrnes wins award at CCP Salon 2016 for her book Kinglake

Congratulations to one of our final year students from the bachelor degree, Jade Byrnes, for being awarded the Perimeter Books Best Self-Published Photobook award at the CCP Salon 2016 for her book Kinglake!

by Jade Byrnes

by Jade Byrnes

Final year student Sarah Walker to be published in ‘A place both wonderful and strange’ by Fuego Books

Congratulations to one of our final year students from the bachelor degree, Sarah Walker, who is to be published in ‘A place both wonderful and strange’ – soon to be published by Fuego Books!

The book is a photographic anthology of new photographic works inspired by the TV series Twin Peaks and the universe of David Lynch.

The book is due to be published in 2017 and until then you can view the website here.

Students selected as finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize for 2017

While we can’t share their images, we’re extremely excited to announce that two of our students have been selected as finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize for 2017!

We’d like to congratulate Noah Thompson, one of our first year bachelor degree students and Jo-Anne Cripps, one of our final year bachelor degree students, for being selected.

We can’t say much else yet… but stay tuned for announcements in 2017!

PSC End of Year Exhibition Still Open!

After our successful opening last week, our End of Year Exhibition is still bringing in many people each day. It’s fantastic to see our student’s work being seen by so many members of the public and the photographic and art industries. The exhibition is open here at PSC until the 17th of February, Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm. Please note that PSC is closed from the 24th of December 2016 to the 3rd of January 2017.

The exhibition features an exciting range of graduate and undergraduate photography, moving image, film and digital production from the Bachelor of Photography, Advanced Diploma of Photography, Pro and Creative Certificate courses.

Numerous students featured in our End of Year Exhibition have images for sale on our PSC Photo Sales page. If you’d like the opportunity to own a piece of the amazing work produced by our students, be sure to check it out!

by Joanne Manariti


Exhibition Follow Up

It’s been a busy month here at PSC! Last Tuesday night, we opened our annual PSC End of Year Exhibition. In addition to our exhibition opening, our students and teachers have been part of a huge range of exhibitions over the past month including Always Already, PSCinema, our second year bachelor photobook exhibition, the CCP Salon, Fresh16 and Hoda Afshar’s In the exodus, I love you more.

PSC End of Year Exhibition

PSC End of Year Exhibition

We’re always so proud to see our students and teachers constantly achieve great things in the local and worldwide photographic community! Over the coming weeks, we will be featuring a range of students, graduates and teachers who have been achieving great things in our industry as well as those who have been working hard on their own personal projects.

Numerous students featured in our End of Year Exhibition have images for sale on our PSC Photo Sales page. If you’d like the opportunity to own a piece of the amazing work produced by our students, be sure to check it out!

Graduate Sophie Gabrielle in LensCulture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents for 2016!

One of our Bachelor Degree graduates, Sophie Gabrielle, has been named as one of the Top 50 Emerging Talents by LensCulture for 2016! You can read the full article by LensCulture here.

We’re always so proud and excited to see our students and graduates continuously achieve great things, not just locally, but in the worldwide photographic and art communities. Over the past few years, Sophie has exhibited her work in many places around Melbourne, interstate and internationally, including at the Obscura Festival of Photography in Penang, Malaysia. Sophie has also had her work published in a range magazines and websites around the world.

You can see some more of Sophie’s work at the bottom of this post and also on her website and Instagram page.

Sophie graduated from our Bachelor Degree course with an Art Major in 2015. Applications are still open for our 2017 Bachelor Degree course and we also accept change of preference and late applications. Visit our website or contact us now for more information!


Fresh16 Exhibition Follow Up

Last Friday night, our final year Advanced Diploma Art Major students opened their graduate exhibition Fresh16.

It was fantastic to see the incredible results of many years of hard work, growth and dedication! We congratulate all students that exhibited in Fresh16 and we look forward to seeing them continue to produce great work in the years to come.


“The twelve artists who are Fresh16 have been on such a journey this year. These artists ave braved the elements of the creative process. They have each shown tremendous dedication, passion, and commitment to their practice. And as they have matured in their work, their grasp of their own artistic process has also matured, resulting in confident and assured practitioners.”  – Sarina Lirosi (Covenor, Art Major)


Exhibition runs 19 November to 4 December
Thursday to Sunday
11am – 4pm

Yarra Sculpture Gallery
117 Vere Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

First Year Bachelor Students Reflections

It’s that time of year again as our first year Bachelor Degree students present their folio projects and reflect on their first year at PSC. We’ve spoken to a handful of students and asked them to share their thoughts and advice regarding studying at PSC.

What has been rewarding about beginning your studies at PSC?

Antoine: Developing more of a professional workflow has been really rewarding. It makes my entire process a lot more efficient and helps me produce higher quality work.

Josh: Building strong relationships with teachers and other students. I had the opportunity to assist third year commercial major student Michael Foxington on shoots for his final folio. This was a great opportunity to get some experience in that area of work.

Sally: It’s been so rewarding to see myself grow in so many ways. The teachers at PSC are incredible and always offer a unique way of looking at things.

Kaitlyn: Meeting great people, both teachers and students, who are like-minded and great to work with. Plus, being a smaller college, PSC has incredible support and facilities in place to help students.

Shelby: Learning camera craft and gaining confidence with my camera. It was also great to learn how to produce high quality prints of my work.

What surprised you throughout the year?

Antoine: Learning how to analyse images in-depth has changed the way I make work and communicate through my images.

Josh: My photographic ability has changed dramatically, especially working in a studio environment. I’ve also discovered a range of new interests and met some great, like-minded people.

Sally: It surprised me how much taking good photographs relies on the person using the camera, rather than the camera or equipment itself. Technical and creative skills are equally as important as each other.

Kaitlyn: It wasn’t as hard as I expected. The course is very well paced and the teachers are very knowledgeable and supportive.

Shelby: All of the teachers are extremely generous with their time and are always willing to provide support and feedback. The students in our group also became really close throughout the year – we’re like a family now!

In which ways have you grown throughout the year?

Antoine: I have embraced interpretive work and making more layered and meaningful images, rather than just images that just look nice. I’ve also become a lot more comfortable experimenting with my work now.

Josh: My conceptual thinking skills have grown a lot, as well as my people skills, so I’m a lot more comfortable working with people in my work now.

Sally: My process has changed a lot! I can now see the difference between taking photographs and taking ‘snapshots’ like you would on holiday. The course offers a lot of room to experiment and make mistakes and the teachers are always open to new ideas, and this has helped me refine my practice into something more professional and considered.

Kaitlyn: My camera skills have grown enormously. I can now use my camera to its full potential when making my work.

Shelby: My confidence has grown a huge amount this year! Not only with my practice, but I’m more confident within myself and more comfortable meeting new people and working with them.

Where do you see yourself going next year and in the future?

Antoine: I’m looking forward to reaching out to more people next year and making more collaborative work that is less self-contained.

Josh: I want to experiment more in the studio, especially creating artistic and conceptual work in the studio.

Sally: I want to take more of an artistic approach with my work and tell stories using emotion and visual elements. I want to delve deeper into my ideas as well and really get to the core of the concept and work on that.

Kaitlyn: I would like to explore more documentary-style work.

Shelby: I’m looking forward to continuing my development next year and I would like to do more documentary-style photography.

What has been challenging throughout the year?

Antoine: The most challenging thing was trying to find and develop a unique voice through my work.

Josh: Initially, it was challenging to prioritise and plan everything that needed to be done, but the teachers at PSC are extremely supportive. PSC also offers great facilities to get work done, so that’s a huge plus.

Sally: At first, it was difficult to make myself vulnerable to make mistakes and produce personal work, but this went away pretty quickly. Everyone at PSC is super supportive and gives excellent, constructive feedback.

Kaitlyn: I found working with conceptual ideas difficult at first, but my skill in this area has definitely grown.

Shelby: Coming up with new ideas and interpreting them into photography was difficult at first, but this became easier as the year went on. The course and feedback from teachers definitely helped and as I became more confident in my work, I was more open to trying new things and producing different work.

What advice would you offer to students starting at PSC in 2017?

Antoine: Always have an open mind and embrace new ideas!

Josh: Ask a lot of questions, request feedback wherever possible and be open to constructive feedback.

Sally: Have an open mind and challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and experiment with your work. Also, don’t be afraid of covering the basics again – having a strong foundation allows you to grow hugely.

Kaitlyn: Be organised, don’t leave things until the last minute and ask questions if you’re unsure about something.

Shelby: Don’t procrastinate! Give yourself enough time to complete your work and to do it well. Also be sure to take advantage of having such knowledgeable and helpful teachers! Ask them lots of questions.


Follow in the footsteps of these students – we’re currently taking applications for the Bachelor Degree course for 2017. Visit our website or contact us for more information!

Hoda Afshar ‘In the exodus, I love you more’


Last Thursday night, our teacher Hoda Afshar opened her exhibition’ In the exodus, I love you more’ at Brightspace Gallery in St Kilda.


It was a hugely successful night! It was great to see so many people coming out to support Hoda and see her new series of work.

Hoda with PSC Managing Director Julie Moss / Hoda with PSC course director Daniel Boetker-Smith and PSC teacher Ying Ang.

Hoda with PSC Managing Director Julie Moss / Hoda with PSC course director Daniel Boetker-Smith and PSC teacher Ying Ang.