Photography In The Community (PIC) Project
Find community involvement and real world connections at PSC.
PSC is committed to equipping students with the necessary skills to live, work, learn and contribute locally and globally. We want our students to connect to community and make contributions at a local level during their course.
As part of this commitment to student community engagement PSC requires its students to undertake a Community Service Learning program entitled Photography in the Community (PIC).
This project gives each student the opportunity to learn in a real world scenario with an allocated community organisation and provides learning experiences which will assist in forming an inclusive context of support and respect for all citizens. At the conclusion of the project, the organisation receives images that can be used for public relations and promotional purposes.
This year second year student Amy Sullivan worked with the Salvation Army Community Aged Care Program, she said “Through this project I have learnt about having respect for the people you are photographing, time and organisation skills, problem solving and I have gained confidence in giving people direction.”
A similar program that has linked students to community organisations has been delivered by PSC for the last eighteen years. For the students, the relationship with their organisation often continues after completion of the project.
PPSC also offers an extensive mentor program in the final year of the course. This gives students the opportunity to work with a well established photographer. See Mentor Program for further information.