Updates for Secondary School Students
At Photography Studies College (PSC), we have always had a strong focus on supporting our students – past, present and future. And that hasn't changed!
That's why, even in this unusual time, we will continue to provide you with current information for your future studies and career choices. We have gathered this selection of downloads below just for you!
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New state-of-the-art campus
PSC is also thrilled to announce that we have moved into a brand-new campus in the Montague precinct of South Melbourne. Our fabulous new campus is purpose built to create a highly specialised learning environment focused on delivering an exceptional experience that will allow your creativity to flourish and thrive! We can’t wait until we are able to invite you in for a tour!
At PSC we strongly believe that every student who loves creative pursuits should be given the opportunity to find their path to tertiary study at PSC. Given the current upheavals to Year 12 we want to ensure that admission to our degree for these students is as is as clear and stress free as possible. We have moved swiftly to add further certainty and possibilities in our admission for students and we want to provide you with the relevant information. Below are four ways PSC’s admissions process has been adjusted to support current year 12 students.
At PSC - Interview not ATAR
At PSC we do not use ATAR as any part of the admission criteria and have always based admission on an interview with examples of the student’s creative work and completion of Year 12. Our informal and friendly interview and discussion allows us to provide a guarantee to students at this time that they will be considered in a holistic and thoughtful way based on the whole person, allowing a focus on their personal and creative development.
The informal interview also allows for a one on one discussion and provides the best platform for students to talk about their concerns, dreams and creative pursuits. Given the current challenges and disruption to Year 12 this allows students a clear and supported application pathway.
PSC conducts interviews via zoom/skype or face-to-face COVID-safe, and this will stay in place for the duration of the required timeframe enabling all current Year 12 applicants to participate in this way.
- Direct applications to study the Bachelor of Photography at PSC in 2021
To provide some sort of certainty for Year 12 students in a difficult year, PSC has moved to also include direct offers as part of entry possibilities. We welcome direct applications now for the Bachelor of Photography, students apply using the PSC website. Interviews can be booked immediately through our friendly Future Students Team and ‘Conditional Admission Offers’ will be made within 48-hours once interview requirements are completed (admission offers will be conditional upon successful completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent).
- VTAC Applications –– Early Offers Conditional Offers Available for 2021 entry
To be eligible for this option students apply though VTAC. They need to start a VTAC account and preference the Bachelor of Photography Course in their preferences. PSC will then contact the student for an informal interview. On successful completion students will receive a Bachelor of Photography Conditional Offer before end of August! (admission offers will be conditional on successful completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent).
- Year 11 Creative Work can be Presented at Interview
PSC has further revised our admission criteria at this time by moving to implement a guarantee to current Year 12s that they will be able to come and study the degree at PSC based on their presentation of a year 11 folio/or creative work should they wish to do so. If, however students wish to present a selection of their current Year 12 creative work and/or folio (in any medium), we will consider that instead. Its their choice.
To the Class of 2020…
From the PSC community, congratulations to the class of 2020!
After a challenging and unpredictable year, you should be very proud of the resilience and adaptability you have demonstrated throughout this year. The ability to persevere, coupled with your optimistic mindset is a testament to your courageous spirit. At PSC, we are particularly aware that the class of 2020 has experienced significant adversity and we want to ensure that students are provided with the right support, guidance and reassurance throughout the Change of Preference and offer period. We aim to assist every one of our applicants and future students create a fulfilling future and gain the skill set to thrive in a creative career.
Change of Preference and Important Information
Please note that PSC is going on holidays from this afternoon, Friday 18 December at 5pm and will be returning on Monday 4 January 2021.
Change of Preference
For students who have applied through VTAC, a friendly reminder that Change of Preference closes 12pm on Monday 4 January. Don't forget this is the last time you can change your preferences before the first round offers. Remember we don't define you by your ATAR and do not take this into consideration for entry into our courses. Entry is based on your interview and presentation of creative work.
Main round offers through VTAC are released on Thursday 14 January 2021. Congratulations to all of you who have received a conditional letter from us. This means that you have met the pre-selection requirements and are eligible for an offer from PSC! Once VTAC offers are released, we will be in contact with you to discuss the next stages for enrolment to take place. Students who are yet to have an interview will be contacted on 4 January to organise an interview time.
For those students who wish to apply directly, applications can be submitted via the PSC website here. These students will also be contacted on 4 January to organise an interview time.
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WHO TO CONTACT
Isabella Turner, Future Students Coordinator
Text 0408 324 164
Call 03 9682 3191.