Enjoy Images from our Prize Winning Students

2013 has been a remarkable year of accomplishment for the College and our students. PSC won the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Tertiary Institute of the Year for the third consecutive year and for the first time saw graduates complete the Bachelor of Photography course.

Kimberley Munro was one of the first group of graduates: she won the AIPP Emerging Photographer of the Year award and the ACMP’s Student Photographer of the Year Advertising Category. Amber McCaig, also one of our first graduates won the Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s Folio Review Prize  and her exhibition at the Edmund Pearce gallery received glowing reviews from The Age.

Emma McEvoy completed her Advanced Diploma in Photography as a part time student in 2013 and her images  which ‘speak to the light and dark within us all’ saw her awarded the Student Photographer of the Year with both the AIPP and the ACMP.

To celebrate with our prize winning students, PSC is offering for sale a selected image from their work for a limited period over the holiday season. We welcome you to enjoy the work of our students and acquire an image through the Print Shop@PSC. Visit the website further details.


Highlights from 2013

What a busy, creative and productive year we have had at PSC! We welcomed another great group of full time and part time students at the start of the year and had our first cohort of Degree students graduate with our Bachelor of Photography.

2013 Bachelor of Photography Graduates

Students have excelled in their folio presentations and impressed with their moving image skills. The weekend workshops for our part time students have been a highlight and we have had many fantastic visitors join us for guest lectures including Bruce Postle and Delly Carr. In between classes we have eaten pizza and popcorn and practiced our juggling skills!

Part time students at the Light on Location workshop

For the third consecutive year PSC been awarded the AIPP Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year for excellence in photographic education and training. Art Major student Emma McEvoy won the prestigious AIPP Australian Student Photographer of the Year and the ACMP Student Photographer of the Year. Recent Bachelor of Photography pathway graduate Kimberley Munro took out the AIPP Australian Emerging Photographer of the Year and was the winner in the advertising category of the ACMP Student Photographer of the Year!

PSC Managing Director Julie Moss with Kimberley Munro

Bachelor Pathway graduate Amber McCaig won the portfolio review prize at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale received a great review in the Age for her ‘Imagined Histories’ exhibition. It is always great to hear what our graduates are up to and we have enjoyed catching up at PSC events and exhibitions throughout the year.

First year students at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

The art major exhibition Fresh 13 was a great success and our Summer Show is another standout student exhibition with images from all year levels and majors – so much creativity and new ways to see the world on display!

Emmy McEvoy with her work at the Summer Show

Well done to all students and graduates in this wonderful community of practice. 2013 has been a fantastic year and we look forward to 2014!

Call for Entries – Emerging Photographers 2014

Entires are open for the 2014 Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards. The awards, organized by Capture Magazine, promote and recognize new photographers. Entry is free and open to students and photographers with less than four years experience.

Entries close on 23 February 2014. Visit the website for more information.

Summer Show Opening

Photography Studies College
65 City Road

Exhibition dates: 12 December 2013 – 21 February 2014
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (the College will be closed from 24 December 2013 until 2 January 2014 & public holidays)

The PSC Summer Show is now open! It was wonderful to see so much support for our students at the exhibition opening last week. The place was packed with students, family, friends, industry guests, PSC staff and alumni. The feedback has been very positive so congratulations to all students on another great semester.

Images by Andrew Hardy.

PSC Students Win More National Industry Awards!

Just announced! PSC final year art major student Emma McEvoy has just been awarded the 2013 ACMP Student Photographer of the Year overall winner and winner in the Portraiture Category! In September Emma also took out the 2013 AIPP Student Photographer of the Year Recent Bachelor graduate Kimberley Munro was awarded the ACMP Student Photographer of the Year Advertising Category.
The award judges commented that the images this year were of such a high standard that they were inspired by the standard across the board. Congratulations to all PSC students for their wonderful achievements and the excellence so evident in their work. The myriad of national awards in the last 3 years is a real testament to the incredible standard of the work being produced here at PSC!

Image by Emma McEvoy

PSC Student Donna Stevens – Finalist in the 2014 National Photographic Portrait Prize

Congratulations to final year art major student Donna Stevens on being selected as a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The Gallery is offering a prize of $25,000 for the most outstanding photographic portrait.  The winning portrait will be announced at the exhibition launch at the National Portrait Gallery on 21 March 2014.



PSC Summer Show

It has been an exciting and creative year at PSC and we are counting down to the opening of our Summer Show! The past few weeks have been filled with interviews for full time applicants, enrollments, folio submissions and external assessments – well done to all our students!

The Summer Show is coming together – thanks Barry and Julie  –  and we look forward to celebrating with new students, current students,  graduates, teachers, alumni and the whole PSC creative community at the opening next Wednesday! See you there!

Angkor Photo Festival

During the last week of November, Daniel Boetker-Smith second year convener of our Bachelor of Photography course attended the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia to be on the jury for the 2013 Awards, and in his role as Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive.

Alongside Daniel on the jury were Harald Menk (Foreign Editor for Stern Magazine, Germany) and Jean-Francois Leroy (Director of Visa Pour l’Image, Perpignan). Daniel took over 40 books from the Archive to the festival and ran portfolio reviews and photo book talks and activities for photographers and photography students from all over the world.

‘In the mood for photography’

Recent art major graduate Samantha Moody was front page news in her local paper. Visit the Werribee Star website to read the full article. You can have a look at Sam’s work at Fresh 13.