Photography Studies College - Melbourne, Victoria

Full Time

Advanced Diploma of Photography

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This course reflects the role of practitioners who possess specialist creative, technical and theoretical skills. Initially there is an exploration of output and craft, while building the techniques and approaches fundamental to photographic practice.

Genre photography, photographic technique, lighting and studio are explored while you begin to define your style and practice. The specialisations allow you to refine your photography in terms of a final folio.

On successfully completing this course you have the opportunity to undertake a one year degree pathway program to obtain your Bachelor of Photography degree.

There's added flexibility of selecting your major area from commercial photography, art photography or photojournalism to produce your final independent folio project.

Commercial photography

This major includes students who want to specialise in fashion, advertising, architectural, food, portrait, product or wedding photography. The program is designed to produce commercial photographers who are socially and ethically responsible and capable of taking on leading roles in the industry.

Art photography

This major requires students to give voice to their own ideas and develop an artistic premise for their work. Students will develop a critical awareness of the practices of current art photography and art practice, and integrate research based on contemporary social theories and historical contexts into their own work.


This major is for students who love to communicate with people, to traverse cultural barriers and continental borders and want to harness the power of photography to communicate a story. The program enables students to combine the theory and practice of photojournalism/editorial/social documentary photography in a socially and ethically responsible way. Students will be required to become proficient in diverse media platforms.

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Photography Studies College

65 City Road
Southbank VIC 3006
Australia: 03 9682 3191
International: 61 3 9682 3191

Courses recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Photography
Studies College (Melbourne) is a division of Photography Holdings Pty. Ltd
ACN 005 525 306 | ABN 58 860 041 097 | CRICOS Provider no: 00257G | HEP no: 6537 | RTO Code: 0111