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What pre-requisites are there when applying for the full-time courses?

Generally the process involves an interview and submission of folio. Each course has its own information page that is relevant to the course requirements.

What makes PSC different from other universities?

As Australia’s leading photography college, Photography Studies College has a long history of educating some of Australia’s most talented Photographers. PSC offers a number of programs designed to get you into the industry before you have even finished your studies! Our mentor program, job register and engagement with numerous photography competitions and the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) all prepare you for a successful career in photography and the arts.

Photography Studies College also offers a Bachelor of Photography while most other education providers offer a Bachelor of Arts – majoring in photography. This means that at PSC photography isn’t just an elective – it’s the whole course! The programs at PSC are curated to refine your image making – from your theory to your practical subjects. Photography and images are the focus of everything you will do while at PSC.

What is the class timetable and are there classes available?

Full Time

Bachelor classes are held between Monday to Thursday, with classes from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. A Bachelor student will have 4 x 3hr classes per week, usually blocked out as one full day and two half days.

Certificate IV classes are held between Monday to Friday, with classes from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Certificate IV students have 18-20 contact hours per week, depending on the time of semester.

Master of Arts Photography classes include a 4 week intensive, with full days of contact between Wednesday to Friday. After the initial intensive, classes run once a week on Fridays.

Part Time

Most Part Time classes are from 6pm–9pm Monday to Thursday evening and day classes on Friday between 10am–5pm. We also have occasional Saturday classes and weekend workshops.

What outcomes can I expect from the course after graduation?

See all your career opportunities via our 'Your future career' page. You may also see the careers of past students through our 'Alumni Showcase'.

When I start the course what equipment do I need to have?

A digital SLR camera and an Adobe photography subscription is all you will need to start your studies at PSC. Any other equipment is optional and can be purchased in guidance from PSC tutors.

Can I get government financial support for my course?

You may be eligible for Government subsidy for the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging and Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging. FEE-HELP loans are available for the Bachelor of Photography and Master of Arts Photography courses.

What payment options available for domestic and international students?

Domestic Students

PSC offer full time students to pay in monthly instalments.

Bachelor and Masters students may be eligible for Fee Help. Certificate IV and Diploma of Photography & Photo Imaging students may be eligible for Government assistance through the Skills First Funding program.

For Part time students, PSC offer discounts when a full upfront payment is made.

International Students

International students have the option to pay their tuition fees yearly or half-yearly. Tuition fees must be paid before the commencement of each semester. International students are not eligible for Government Assistance or Fee Help Loans.

I live in country Victoria, is it easy to get to PSC?

PSC is a couple of tram stops away from Southern Cross Station, an easy access point for most traveling via Metro or V-LINE public transport. Just hop on the 96 (stop at City Road stop) or 109 (stop at Southbank tram depot stop) tram lines and you'll be there in just a few minutes. There are also many parking options available near the campus in South Melbourne.

Have entry requirements changed for year 12 students applying for 2021

We understand that this year has been a rough year for year 12 students. Many arts and media classes have been impacted or cancelled and you just want some clarity for 2021. So here is what we have done to make things a little less complicated!

1. No ATAR? No problem! Our informal and friendly interviews are conducted in a holistic and thoughtful way. We base interviews on you, the whole person, and focus on your personal and creative development and aspirations.

You can bring photos created in year 11 or 12, and even present from your instagram account!

2. Early Offers - Conditional Offers Available for 2021 entry! After a successful interview students will receive a Conditional Offer before end of August! (admission offers will be conditional on successful completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent)

Head to our application station to find out more about our application process.

How do I get a concession card for public transport?

Once enrolled, you can fill out a PTV Tertiary Student ID form and attach your photo to it. PSC will then stamp your form, which you can take to a Metro service counter to receive your concession card. We have copies of this form available at reception.

I'm not a PSC student, am I allowed to attend the Image Makers Seminars and Workshops offered by PSC?

Yes! Image Makers Seminars are open to all, you just need to book your ticket via Eventbrite. For specific workshops the intake information and requirements are available via our website under 'Workshops and Tours'

Do you have dark room facilities at PSC?

The PrintShop @ PSC provides high-end Imacon/Hasselblad film scanning facilities and Epson V850 Pro film scanners for student use.

PSC also partners with The Fox Darkoom which provides discounted workshops and darkroom access to PSC students and graduates.

Are the classes big?

No, learning photography is a hands-on experience and we want you to get the most out of your classes. That is why at PSC we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 30 students. Because the classes are smaller in size, you will get to know all of your classmates and tutors on a personal level.

Facilities! What kind of facilities does PSC have?

Photography Studies College has a number of facilities to support your learning and development. They are;

Does PSC offer Scholarships?

Yes! PSC offers partial scholarships for the Master of Arts Photography programme to PSC’s Bachelor Graduates. This scholarship is exclusively for PSC BA graduates and equates to a significant 20% fee-reduction for the MA programme. Applications for the scholarship will be a 250-500 word written application outlining your achievements, professional outcomes to date, and your career goals and future plans.

Has COVID-19 affected classes at Photography Studies College?

Not really, all of our classes have moved to face-to-face real time learning via zoom. That means that your classes will still run to a timetable and you will engage with your classmates in interactive photography classes, workshops and tutorials, demonstrations and practical participation. Check our COVID-19 page for updates.

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