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Bachelor of Photography
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Full time

Bachelor of Photography

At a
Glance

Bachelor of Photography

Course Dates

Next intake FEB 2019
Semester 1 FEB - JUN
Semester 2 JUL - NOV

Duration

Three years full time
Two semesters per year

Delivery

Face-to-face
Includes interactive photography classes, workshops and tutorials, demonstrations and practical participation.

Course Codes

Course Code CRS1200013
CRICOS Course Code 079866G

Career Outlook & Pathway

Potential options
Kick start your photography career with our photography degree courses. Enrol in our career focussed Bachelor of Photography degree course in Melbourne and you will be studying the best Bachelor of Photography course in Australia. You learn to be highly visually and digitally literate, creative, innovative along with real-world entrepreneurial thinking. The course’s focus on these important capabilities is what gives our bachelor degree graduates the edge in preparing for work in the creative industries sector. You will be encouraged to regularly submit your work for national and international awards and publications and to build your creative networks. Our unique industry mentor program enables you to build contacts with local, national and international photographers and ensures you will graduate with a strong industry awareness and pathway for individual success. Studying with us means you are joining a supportive and professional community that will assist you now and in the future. If you’re interested in building a contemporary photographic career guided by award-winning photographers, our Bachelor of Photography is for you.

Bachelor of Photography
Course
Summary

Bachelor of Photography

At PSC, our No 1 rated Bachelor of Photography degree in Australia will prepare you for a career as an innovative and successful professional photographer.

Throughout the bachelor degree you will discover and be immersed in the enormous possibilities of image making in the 21st century!

Starting with a strong focus on ideas, technique and hands-on approaches to your image making you will be guided through digital workflow, image composition and creative output.

As your creative vision gathers momentum you will expand your photography to include more complex lighting, narrative, content production and video and moving image.

In the final year of your Bachelor of Photography, you select a major in either commercial photography, photojournalism or art photograph. You will be mentored closely, and linked to the photographic industry in very tangible ways and guided through the professional and business practices you’ll need to establish your career.

Mentoring, attendance at overseas photography festivals, meeting international practitioners and completion of real-world projects, combined with our expert practising teaching staff, ensures that you will graduate career ready in your chosen field with strong professional photography connections.

Choose
Your
Focus

In your final year of the Bachelor of Photography, you select a major in either commercial photography, photojournalism or art photography. You will be mentored closely according to your choice of major and guided through the professional and business practices you’ll need to establish your career. For more information on course structure and content, download the 2019 Bachelor of Photography Course Guide (PDF).

Commercial photography

Commercial Photography

The commercial photography major prepares you for a wide range of commercial photography careers. You will develop exceptional skills in creating high quality commercial images, along with professional lighting, digital post-production and video and moving image. In undertaking the commercial major, you will have the choice of an exciting array of careers including fashion photography, portraiture, advertising, architectural, corporate, events, e-commerce product, lifestyle and wedding photography.

Photojournalism

Photojournalism

The photojournalism major will ignite your passion for communication and allow you to specialise in this exciting, fast-paced industry. After completing this major, you will have the opportunity to work in a diverse range of international media platforms including, visual content production, on-line and digital publishing, moving image and documentary image-making. Graduates engage in a variety of careers involving media, editorial, travel, sport and documentary photography.

Art photography

Art Photography

The art major allows you to specialise in the world of contemporary art photography, exhibiting and publishing your work nationally and internationally. This program is designed for students wishing to develop their distinctive and individual style and work in the creative industries. You will develop a critical awareness of current art practices, preparing you for graduate study and professional art careers.

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Admission
Process

Admission Criteria

Year 12 applicants

  • Current Year 12
  • Other Year 12 (from 2016 & 2017) with no further study

Successful completion of VCE or equivalent. Note: your ATAR score is not the base on which selection is made.

Non Year 12 applicants

  • Applicants with some higher education study
  • Applicants with some vocational education and training study (VET)
  • Applicants with relevant work and life experience

When considering your application, your educational/work life history will be given consideration.

All Applicants

All applicants are required to attend an interview. The interview is a way for us to get to know you, your creative work and your interests in image making and photography.

At interview you will be asked to discuss and present your creative work (8 - 10 images minimum). This work may be in other mediums not just photography ie video, painting, sculpture, design. It should demonstrate your ideas, processes, inspirations and motivation.

(For rural and interstate applicants Skype interviews can be arranged)

International applicants

International student applicants must apply directly to PSC using the Bachelor of Photography International Student Application form.

You should refer to the Bachelor of Photography International Student Information Guide for detailed course entrance requirements, English language proficiency and selection criteria.

Application Process

Intake

Applications for the 2019 full time intake open now.

Year 12 applicants

  • Current Year 12
  • Other Year 12 (from 2016 & 2017) with no further study

These applicants should apply through Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) and complete the PSC Bachelor of Photography Course Application Form.

It’s not too late to make PSC your VTAC preference for 2019. Change of preference opens 19 November until 19 December.

Non Year 12 applicants 

  • Applicants with some higher education study
  • Applicants with some vocational education and training study (VET)
  • Applicants with relevant work and life experience

These applicants should apply directly to PSC by completing the PSC Bachelor of Photography Course Application Form.

Essential requirements

All applicants must ensure they complete and submit the PSC Bachelor of Photography Course Application Form and attend an interview with creative work presentation.

International applicants

You should refer to the Bachelor of Photography International Student Information Guide for detailed course entrance requirements, English language proficiency and selection criteria.

International student applicants must apply directly to PSC using the Bachelor of Photography International Student Application Form.

There are no prerequisite studies.

Special entry assistance scheme (SEAS) applicants

Special Entry Assistance Scheme (SEAS) applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the SEAS. Depending on eligibility and your circumstances a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

Advanced standing 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. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

STUDENT PROFILE

The table below provides an indication of the likely peer cohort for you as a new Bachelor of Photography student to PSC. It provides you with the data on students who commenced their undergraduate study in our Degree course in the most recent intake period including all offer rounds and includes international students.

  Semester 1/Full time Bachelor of Photography intake 2018
Application background Number of students Percentage of all students

Previous higher education study

  • Admitted on the basis of interview and folio

 

 5 13%

Previous Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

  • Admitted on the basis of interview and folio

 

<5 N/P

Work and life experience

  • Admitted on the basis of interview and folio
11 28%

Recently completed secondary education Yr 12 or equivalent IB, interstate Yr 12

  • Admitted on the basis of interview and folio ATAR was not a factor

 

18 46%
International students <5 N/P
All students 39 100
Offers and Enrolments

Offers for domestic and international students

Offers are made following successful completion of Admission Criteria.

VTAC early offers made in November 2018
VTAC main round offers made in January 2019

Direct offers made after successful completion of interview and creative work presentation

2019 Course commencement

The course commences on 25 February 2019 and will run over 6 semesters (Tiers) (3 years of full time study). 

Further information

For further information, course discussions, questions and personal tours contact
Daniel Fischer, Future Students Coordinator       
dfischer@psc.edu.au
+61 3 9682 3191
www.psc.edu.au

Tuition
Fees

Fee Information

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 on the website 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: http://studyassist.gov.au.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students for the tuition fees for the Bachelor of Photography course.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students for the tuition fees for the Bachelor of Photography course.

Policies for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Photography course including the specific policies that relate to FEE-HELP click here.

Scholarships Information

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