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What makes PSC different from other universities?

As Australia’s leading photography college, Photography Studies College has a long history of educating some of Australia’s most talented Photographers. PSC offers a number of programs designed to get you into the industry before you have even finished your studies! Our mentor program, job register and engagement with numerous photography competitions and the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) all prepare you for a successful career in photography and the arts.

Photography Studies College also offers a Bachelor of Photography while most other education providers offer a Bachelor of Arts – majoring in photography. This means that at PSC photography isn’t just an elective – it’s the whole course! The programs at PSC are curated to refine your image making – from your theory to your practical subjects. Photography and images are the focus of everything you will do while at PSC.

What is the class timetable and are there classes available?

Full Time

Bachelor classes are held between Monday to Thursday, with classes from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. A Bachelor student will have 4 x 3hr classes per week, usually blocked out as one full day and two half days.

Certificate IV classes are held between Monday to Friday, with classes from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Certificate IV students have 18-20 contact hours per week, depending on the time of semester.

Master of Arts Photography classes include a 4 week intensive, with full days of contact between Wednesday to Friday. After the initial intensive, classes run once a week on Fridays.

Part Time

Most Part Time classes are from 6pm–9pm Monday to Thursday evening and day classes on Friday between 10am–5pm. We also have occasional Saturday classes and weekend workshops.

What outcomes can I expect from the course after graduation?

See all your career opportunities via our 'Your future career' page. You may also see the careers of past students through our 'Alumni Showcase'.

When I start the course what equipment do I need to have?

Please refer to the 'Expenses Other Than Tuition Fees' sheet that you will find in your information pack.

Can I get government financial support for my course?

You may be eligible for Government subsidy for the Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging. FEE-HELP is available for the Bachelor of Photography and Master of Arts Photography courses.

What payment options available for domestic and international students?

Domestic Students

PSC offer full time students to pay in monthly instalments.

Bachelor and Master students may be eligible for Fee Help. Certificate IV in Photography & Digital Imaging students may be eligible for Government assistance through the Skills First Funding program.

For Part time students, PSC offers discounts when a full upfront payment is made.

International Students

International students have the option to pay their tuition fees yearly or half-yearly. Tuition fees must be paid before the commencement of each semester. International students are not eligible for Government Assistance or Fee Help Loans.

I live in country Victoria, is it easy to get to PSC?

PSC is a couple of tram stops away from Southern Cross Station, an easy access point for most traveling via Metro or V-LINE public transport.
Just hop on the 96 (stop at City Road stop) or 109 (stop at Southbank tram depot stop) tram lines and you'll be there in just a few minutes. There are also many parking options available near the campus in South Melbourne.

How do I get a concession card for public transport?

Once enrolled, you can fill out a PTV Tertiary Student ID form and attach your photo to it. PSC will then stamp your form, which you can take to a Metro service counter to receive your concession card. We have copies of this form available at reception.

I'm not a PSC student, am I allowed to attend the Image Makers Seminars and Workshops offered by PSC?

Yes - Image Makers Seminars are open to all, you just need to book your ticket via Eventbrite. For specific workshops, the intake information and requirements are available via our website under 'Workshops and Tours'.

Do you have dark room facilities at PSC?

The PrintShop @ PSC provides high-end Imacon/Hasselblad film scanning facilities and Epson V850 Pro film scanners for student use.

What kind of facilities does PSC have?

Please refer to our facilities page. Facilities include:

Does PSC offer Scholarships?

Bachelor of Photography First Peoples Equity Scholarship

The PSC First Peoples Equity Scholarship will be awarded each year for up to two applicants identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and applying to study for the Bachelor of Photography.

Master of Arts Photography Alumni Scholarship

PSC offers partial scholarships for the Master of Arts Photography programme to PSC’s Bachelor Graduates. This scholarship is exclusively for PSC BA graduates and equates to a significant 20% fee-reduction for the MA programme. Applications for the scholarship will be a 250-500 word written application outlining your achievements, professional outcomes to date, and your career goals and future plans.

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