Our Bachelor of Photography course is one of the best in Australia, developed with the know how that comes from decades of providing high quality industry relevant photographic education and award winning, highly employable graduates.
Course Code: 9100191442
CRICOS Course Code: 079866G
19 February 2024
3 Years Full Time
Melbourne Campus or Remote Online
FEE HELP available
PSC is the best place to study photography, for over 50 years we have been the leader in photography education and at the forefront of photography course development. We are deeply committed to your visual journey and career success, and we know our course will open your eyes, broaden your thinking and connect you to an active creative community.
PSC is recognised as one of the leading photographic educational institutions in the world.
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Our campus is the culmination of extensive international research and planning and provides a specialised contemporary learning environment with purpose built facilities.
Our lecturers are leading professionals highly respected and connected in the photography and image making industry. We offer an extensive international mentor program.
You are immersed in practical, hands-on learning environments that mirror professional practice. We provide fantastic student to teacher ratio in smaller class sizes.
Our photography course delivery includes interactive classes, workshops and practical participation. Both face-to-face OR real time study via Zoom provide the same level of teacher guidance and support.
The Bachelor of Photography degree level qualification sets you up for a successful career in the many areas of professional photography including videography and content production. This course is the ultimate PSC experience, offering a profoundly inspiring journey and unique set of skills, knowhow and creativity that will set your work apart from the rest.
You will be exposed to a range of photography genres and styles and develop strong technical and technological skills including creative capture, editing, post-production and photographic software. You will discover an understanding of the importance of visual communication and get the opportunities to create extensive portfolios of work and tell visual stories. Networking opportunities with photography and image making professionals abound and you get access to world class specialised facilities and resources. You are connected to the photography industry through our renowned mentor program and many networks.
You start by exploring the range of creative possibilities offered by your camera and digital technology. You learn to apply professional practices underpinning capture and workflow. You will explore composition and visual storytelling. You work with artificial and natural lighting on location, and you are introduced to the studio. Through a variety of projects, you’ll explore your personal expression and produce a folio of images.
The second year expands your work within the studio and further develops the ideas that drive your photography. You will extend your skills in workflow and studio lighting, as well as video production and retouching. You further explore professional practice in a range of photographic genres, such as portraiture, fashion, sports and still life. You experience working with an external client, publishing and exhibiting your work.
In the final year you are immersed in your chosen area of major - Commercial, Photojournalism or Art photography and guided through your ‘capstone’ folio project. You will be mentored closely through our mentor program and exposed to the latest photographic concepts, technologies and entrepreneurship. You are linked to the photographic industry in very tangible ways and learn the professional and business practices you need to establish your career.
The PSC job register provides real world job opportunities for you to gain valuable experience and build industry networks while you study. Many graduates gain ongoing employment through this register and our mentor program. Our prestigious mentor program features numerous highly respected national and international industry professionals including:
Vinh Mangalino Commercial photographer, AUS
Paul Batt Documentary photographer, AUS
Rodney Dekker Photographer and video producer, AUS
Liz Sunshine Street photographer, AUS
Sean McDonald Commercial/portrait photographer & filmmaker, AUS
Lauren Pond Documentary photographer, US
To find out more refer to the Bachelor of Photography Course Guide
PSC has fee support for students. Students may apply for a FEE-HELP loan at enrolment to cover the cost of tuition for the Bachelor of Photography course. FEE-HELP is an Australian government loan scheme that assists eligible students with loans to pay all or part of their tuition fees.
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.
More details on FEES here for domestic students and international students.
Non-Year 12 or Mature Age (domestic)
Applicants should apply directly to PSC using the Bachelor of Photography Application form. Once received, you’ll be contacted to arrange your informal interview. This relaxed and friendly discussion includes a folio presentation.
Year 12 applicants (domestic)
We don’t use ATAR as any part of the admission criteria. Successful completion of VCE or equivalent Interview and creative work
The interview is a holistic way for us to get to know you, your creative work and your interests. If you are only applying to PSC, just apply directly
First Nations Australians applicants
The College actively encourages applications from First Nations Australians.
The College’s educational policies and practices support participation by First Nations Australians and are sensitive to First Nations knowledge and culture.
International student applicants apply directly to PSC using the Bachelor of Photography International Student Application form.
Our specialised course offers you blended options so you can tailor your experience: on-campus OR online via zoom. Subjects and classes are delivered via real time zoom and supported via our online learning portal.