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Master of Arts Photography

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Master of Arts Photography

Course Dates

Next intake Late June 2020


Eighteen months full time
Two semesters per year


Includes interactive workshops and tutorials, demonstrations and practical participation.

Course Codes

Course Code CRS1400489
CRICOS Course Code 096890M

Career Outlook & Pathway

The Master of Arts Photography program is designed to launch your career on the national and international stage.
The program will prepare you for professional careers in photography and the broader creative arts industries including roles in multimedia, journalism, photographic publishing, curatorial and project management, academia and teaching. The program is flexible enough to allow you to achieve your professional goals and expand your practice in a supportive and world-leading environment. As a Master of Arts Photography student at Australia’s number one photography college, you will join a network of international photographers, publishers, curators, festival directors and writers that will enable you to take your practice onto the world stage.

Master of Arts Photography

Master of Arts Photography

Our Master of Arts Photography program is a postgraduate course in photography that is the first of its kind in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

This flexible and intensive program will prepare you for a career as an innovative and successful photographer. You will explore photographic culture, theory and practice in a contemporary and challenging environment. If you’re interested in establishing a photographic career guided by internationally recognized photographers, our Master of Arts Photography postgraduate program is the right program for you.



The MA Photography is designed to launch your career on the national and international stage. As part of the MA we have a mentorship programme pairing you with leaders in the field, covering a broad spectrum of practices and professional outcomes:

Angela Tiatia                                Rita Puig-Serra

Melinda Gibson                            Vasantha Yogananthan

Kazuma Obara                        Anthony Luvera            

Bryan Schutmaat                       Arko Datto

Rohan Hutchison                    Miwa Susuda

Louis Porter                             Lorenzo Vitturi

Laura El-Tantawy                       Miwa Susuda

Simone Rosenbauer                   Vignes Balasingam

Ian Teh                                  Robert Zhao Renhui

Mariela Sancari                        Boris Eldagsen

Max Pinckers                           Daniel Castro Garcia

Pippa Milne                             Tanvi Mishra

Melissa Catanese                      Dragana Jurisic

Louise Clements                    Bruno Ceschel

Joanna Piotrowska                    Mathieu Asselin

Felicity Hammond                     Daniella Zalcman

Eamon Doyle





The Master of Arts Photography program introduces an innovative and cutting-edge curriculum targeted at practicing photographers, graduates, professionals, curators and artists seeking the freedom to pursue their own work.

The program offers a framework that allows you to produce a significant volume of practical work.

You will develop a critical awareness of contemporary modes of presentation and distribution, applying rigorous methodologies and approaches to your ongoing practice.



PSC is a community of experienced practitioners and educators with national and international profiles in the areas of documentary, photojournalism, art, commercial photography, photobook publishing, curation and photographic theory.


Entry Requirements

All domestic and international applicants must apply directly using the PSC Master of Arts Photography Application Form.

Program entrance requirements

  • For entry into the Master of Arts Photography, applicants must meet specific academic and/or professional entrance requirements.
  • Applicants should normally possess a Bachelor with Honours or Bachelor Degree qualification or equivalent.*
  • Applicants without formal qualifications but with significant experiential learning/professional experience are also encouraged to apply.*

* a formal Recognition of Prior Learning application may be necessary to assess applicants academic, professional standing and ability to undertake studies at this level.

Application, interview and folio presentation

All applicants must complete a Master of Arts Photography Application Form

In addition to the application form you will need to submit:

  • 20-30 images
  • Project proposal
  • CV
Application Process

All domestic and international applicants must apply directly using the PSC Master of Arts Photography Application Form.

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. The interview is a way for us to get to know you, for you to present your previous work, and to talk about your career goals and motivations. Following the interview you may also be asked to provide additional evidence or examples of professional practice.

International students

If you are an international student, you should refer to the International Student Guide for detailed program entrance requirements, English language proficiency and selection criteria.

Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer

PSC will ensure that all prospective students with relevant prior experience (RPL) or academic studies (credit transfer) are advised of the possibility of having this prior experience and/or studies taken into consideration.

Please contact Daniel Boetker-Smith, Higher Education Course Director for further information on 03 9682 3191 or via email

Application Procedure

All applicants must ensure they complete the PSC Master of Arts Photography Course Application Form.

Submit the application form as outlined in the Application Process

Offers for domestic and international students

Offers are made following completion of Entry Requirements.

Direct offers are made to successful applicants after completion of an interview and application assessment process including your creative work, project proposal, referee reports, biography and Curriculum Vitae.


Enrolment requires payment of a one off enrolment fee.

Domestic enrolment payment: $A500

International enrolment: $A1000

Further information

For further information, course discussions, questions and personal tours contact Daniel Boetker-Smith, Higher Education Course Director or Kristian Haggblom, M A Photography Course Convenor        
+61 3 9682 3191

  • I have read the PSC Master of Arts Photography Course Guide
  • I am clear that I am able to meet the admission criteria
  • I have completed and submitted the PSC Master of Arts Photography Course Application form?
  • I am available for an interview?
  • I am clear how I will meet the tuition fees?
  • Do I need further information for RPL and credit transfer?
  • Am I eligible for FEE HELP assistance?

If you are an international student have you:

Tuition Fees
& Enrolment

Fee Information

Fee Information

The tuition fees for 2020 below are for domestic and international students.

1 Shifting Platforms for Practice 16 $8,300
1 Reflective Methodologies 8 $4,200
Total Semester 1   24 $12,500
2 Expanded Personal Practice 16 $8,300
2 Situating Contexts: Writing and Photography 8 $4,200
Total Semester 2   24 $12,500
3  Advanced Independent Practice 24 $12,500
Total Semester 3   24 $12,500
GRAND TOTAL   72 $37,500

Domestic students may apply for FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELP is not available for international enrolments. International Students tuition fees are paid up-front on a per semester basis. International students are not required to pay more than 50% of the tuition fees before the course starts. However, they can pay for the full tuition fee if they wish to do so.

When you accept your offer, and complete your enrolment form, you also choose your tuition fee payment option. Tuition fee information is available in all information packages, and in the documents provided below.

This course is approved for Study Loans, check your eligibility here


Government Assistance

FEE-HELP Tuition Fee Assistance

PSC is an approved FEE-HELP provider.

FEE-HELP is a government loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students with loans to pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as equipment and materials, accommodation, living expenses or other costs. It is available to Australian Citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa who are enrolled in a higher education course.

Further information about FEE-HELP loans is available at:

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students for the tuition fees for the Master of Arts Photography course Policies for students enrolled in the Master of Arts Photography course including the specific policies that relate to FEE-HELP

Scholarships Information

Scholarships are available for eligible participants. Ask us for more information.