For me photography exists as a way of life before a way of making a living. PSC has prepared me to marry both. It has not only sparked thoughts and opened my vision, but it has also opened many doorways. In my Industry Placement, I was placed at The Melbourne Zoo. I was then fortunate enough to land a job there for two years which influenced my life and photography immensely.
PSC graduates work all over the world in areas of photography such as:
A whole new range of options exist in the ever expanding digital imaging sector of the industry.
An exciting range of career options are available to PSC graduates, and many now enjoy rewarding professional careers. Successful graduates can be found in all facets of the industry: from advertising photography to corporate/industrial photography; from portraiture to fashion photography; from newspaper to editorial photography to publication work; from photographic artist to gallery/curatorial administration.
A whole new range of career options exist in the ever expanding digital imaging sector of the industry.
Student employment services
Part of the PSC philosophy is to assist students with as much work experience as possible, as well as helping them to secure employment within the photography industry. To do this, we have established a job placement program, which matches students to jobs.
This is based o the student's experience, interests and abilities. Most work assignments are allocated to our recent graduates and final year students. This is a very successful program. Many of our employment requests come from within the industry. We are often the first point of contact for professional photographers seeking employees. Every month there are numerous requests for students to photograph a range of activities.
This gives students an opportunity to gain valuable experience in professional photography. Regular requests include portfolios for dancers, models and/or hair and makeup artists, family portraits, weddings, special occasions, advertising photography, studio management and studio/photographer's assistant. We also receive regular requests from galleries and cafes to exhibit students work.