Photography Studies College - Melbourne, Victoria


Photography industry awards

PSC is Australia’s only tertiary institution specialising exclusively in photography and our industry award record speaks of itself!

Managing Director Julie Moss receives the AIPP Honorary Fellow award

2016 - Australia’s No 1 Photography College & Australian Photography Student of the Year

Photography Studies College (Melbourne) was awarded for the 6th consecutive year the major award for excellence in photographic education the 2016 Australian Institute of Professional Photography Australian (AIPP) Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year.

To add to the acknowledgments one of PSC’s final year Bachelor of Photography Students, Tayla Nuss-Soeharto took out the prestigious 2016 AIPP Australian Photography Student of the Year Award.

Julie Moss, Managing Director of PSC was acknowledged on the night for her over 30 years of outstanding achievements in photography and photography education with the prestigious AIPP Honorary Fellow award.

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Managing Director Julie Moss receives the 2015 AIPP tertiary award pictured here with some of the PSC team

2015 - Australia’s No 1 Photography College

PSC has for the 5th consecutive year been awarded the prestigious AIPP Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year award. This is a fantastic achievement and a well deserved honour for our students and staff!

“This is such a wonderful achievement for PSC! These industry awards judge student work from all over Australia and for the fifth year running to take out the top national education award is such a huge endorsement of what we do and the fantastic skills and unique vision of our students and teachers. We are so proud of our amazing students who are the new, upcoming creative professionals of the future.” Julie Moss – Managing Director of PSC


Hoda Ashfa

2015 - PSC Bachelor of Photography teacher Hoda Afshar wins the National Photographic Portrait Prize

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Canberra is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

From 2500 entries the judges shortlisted 44 images to be exhibited at the NPG in Canberra and these will be on display until the 8th June and then travel to galleries all over Australia.

Hoda’s winning image is from a series called ‘The Smell of Narenj’ that Hoda made during a recent trip to her country of birth, Iran.



Image: Marion Abada

2014 – PSC’s outstanding reputation as the leading Australian photography educator continues as we are again acknowledged by Industry!

Just announced on 12 December 2014, PSC awarded another top industry award, the ACMP 2014 Australian Educational Institution of the Year. This is a national award that draws from photography students in Universities and Colleges all around Australia. Our final year student Marion Abada won the Documentary/Sport category and Hung Van another final year student won the Advertising/Food category. It was a brilliant effort and reinforces the outstanding quality and cutting edge of our students and courses.

A number of our students were awarded the Runners – Up in the following categories: Sarita Marwaha in Documentary/Sport, Allison Rose in both Fashion and Advertising/Food and Sevim Dogan Ozkan in Portraiture. Our student achievements and Institution award further cements PSC as Australia’s best Photography College.


Ian van der Wolde, Michael Coyne, Craig Wetjen, David Hall & Ross Eason

2014 – Industry says PSC is Australia’s Best Photography College!

For the 4th consecutive year at the Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards this year held in Sydney, PSC took out the excellence in photography education and training award: the 2014 AIPP Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year. Congratulations to all our award-winning students who continue to shine on the national photography stage!
This top national award continues on from the win earlier this year in the AIPP Epson state awards. In May, final year commercial major student Marion Abada was announced as winner of the 2014 AIPP Epson Victorian Student Photographer of the Year, this was a wonderful achievement in a very talented competitive field!

Marion said when told of her win “I was really surprised and honoured to find out that I was awarded AIPP Victorian Student Photographer at the VPPY’s this year (especially given the talent pool that makes up the students in my year) and I am very happy to be this years recipient.

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At the end of April, PSC recent commercial Graduate Graeme Passmore was announced as the winner of the Advertising category of Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards

Theses national awards are run by Capture Magazine and recognise, encourage and promote talented Australian photographers in the early stages of their careers. Congratulations Graeme!

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Colin Wiseman, Emma McEvoy, Caremn Edwards and Elli Ioannou

2013 - PSC scoops the pool at the AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards

There was much excitement and festivity at the gala Australian Professional Photography Awards dinner held in Melbourne on 16 September. PSC was awarded for the third consecutive year the 2013 AIPP Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year for excellence in photographic education and training. Final year Art Major student Emma McEvoy won the prestigious 2013 AIPP Australian Student Photographer of the Year with her beautifully crafted and meaningful water images. Bachelor of Photography pathway graduate Kimberley Munro took out the 2013 AIPP Australian Emerging Photographer of the Year.


PSC Managing Director Julie Moss

2012 - PSC wins the best college in national photography industry awards for second consecutive year

At the gala Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards night in Melbourne on 28 May, Australia's peak photography industry body, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) awarded PSC the national 2012 Tertiary Institution of the Year for excellence in Photographic education and training. This is the second consecutive year that PSC has taken out this national award. PSC also took out the award for best college in the ACMP Student Photographers of the Year awards with Kim Preston awarded the Advertising Category


PSC Managing Director Julie Moss with Kimberly Munro

2011 - PSC awarded AIPP national tertiary institution of the year and ACMP national educational institution of the year

PSC scooped the pool at the AIPP and ACMP national industry awards held in May receiving the excellence award and national tertiary institution award. Kimberley Munro was awarded runner up AIPP Australian Student Photographer of the Year and won the ACMP commercial category.


Deborah Mullins

2010 - Part time student wins the AIPP Victorian Photography Student of the Year

Deborah Mullins came to PSC to study photography from a career in the health sector.  She was in her third year of the course when she took out this major state award.  She thanked PSC for allowing and nurturing her creativity.


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