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Master of Arts Photography

At a
Glance

Master of Arts Photography

Course Dates

Next intake: 27 February 2023 Enquire Now
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Duration

18 Months, Full Time

Delivery

Face-to-face OR real-time learning via Zoom
Includes interactive workshops and tutorials, demonstrations and practical participation. Whether you choose to study face-to-face OR in real-time via Zoom, all PSC students receive the same level of teacher guidance and support.

Course Codes

Course Code CRS1400489
CRICOS Course Code 096890M

Career Outlook & Pathway

The Master of Arts Photography program is designed to launch your career on the national and international stage.
The program will prepare your for a professional career in a range of creative industry roles. It will equip you to move into higher level professional roles in photography, multimedia, visual journalism, photographic publishing and/or curatorial and project management. In particular, it can also provide you with the necessary qualification to pursue a career in academia and teaching photography and other related creative industries. The program is flexible and engaging allowing you to achieve your professional goals and expand your practice in a supportive and world-leading environment. As a Master of Arts Photography student at Australia’s number one photography institution, you will join a network of international photographers, photographic academics, publishers, curators, festival directors and writers that will enable you to take your practice onto the world stage.

Course
Summary

Master of Arts Photography

Our Master of Arts Photography program is a postgraduate course in photography that is the first of its kind in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. It has a strong practice based approach with extensive networks into the photography and related creative industries and communities.

In a collegiate environment, you will immerse yourself in your passion for photography as you create new work while exploring contemporary photographic ideas, cultures, theories and innovative practices. Whether you are interested in expanding your existing career or establishing an academic teaching career in photography and the related visual arts, our Master of Arts Photography postgraduate program is the right program for you.

OUR MENTORS

During your MA Photography you will be mentored by leaders in the field, covering a broad spectrum of practices and professional outcomes.

Current and recent Mentors include:

Jesse Marlow

Noémie Goudal 

Juan Brenner 

Max Pinckers

Kazuma Obara 

Jan Rosseel

Melinda Gibson 

Joanna Piotrowska

Anthony Luvera 

Bruno Ceschel

Matthieu Asselin

Jack Latham


 

Choose
Your
Focus

The Master of Arts Photography program introduces an innovative and cutting-edge curriculum targeted at practicing mid career photographers, videographers, designers, curators and other visual artists. It affords all of you expansive opportunities to pursue a significant volume of work in creative collegiate community of practice. It also provides the entry level qualification for those of you who are seeking to establish an academic teaching career at a higher education institution or university in Australia or internationally.

Through scholarship and research, a whole new approach to your current practice becomes possible. You will be enabled to develop critical awareness of contemporary modes of presentation and distribution of visual content in addition to gaining expanded knowledge of contemporary trends and developments in the broader creative industry fields. We invite you to join us now and choose your focus.

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Alumni
Showcase

Course
Lecturers

PSC is a community of experienced practitioners and educators with national and international profiles in the areas of documentary, photojournalism, art, commercial photography, photobook publishing, curation and photographic theory.

Admission
Process

Entry Requirements

All domestic and international applicants must apply directly using the PSC Master of Arts Photography Application Form.

Program entrance requirements

  • For entry into the Master of Arts Photography, applicants must meet specific academic and/or professional entrance requirements.
  • Applicants should normally possess a Bachelor with Honours or Bachelor Degree qualification or equivalent.*
  • Applicants without formal qualifications but with significant experiential learning/professional experience are also encouraged to apply.*

* a formal Recognition of Prior Learning application may be necessary to assess applicants academic, professional standing and ability to undertake studies at this level.

Application, interview and folio presentation

All applicants must complete a Master of Arts Photography Application Form

Once submitted you will be contacted to arrange the next steps of your application which may include:

  • A selection of your current photographic work
  • Project proposal (500 words approx.)
  • CV
  • If applying for Recognition of Prior Learning, you may also be asked to provide the name and contact details of two referees.
Application Process - Domestic

All domestic applicants must apply directly using the PSC Master of Arts Photography Application Form.

All applicants will be invited for an interview. The interview is a way for us to get to know you, for you to present your photographic work, and to talk about your career goals and motivations. Following the interview, you may also be asked to provide additional evidence or examples of professional practice.

Recognition of prior learning 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.

Please contact Dr Kristian Häggblom, the Masters Program Convenor and Higher Education Course Director for further information on 03 9682 3191 or via email khaggblom@psc.edu.au

Application Process - International

For further information pertaining to International students, please visit our International Student Page. 

Application Requirements

If you are an international student, you should refer to the International Student Guide for detailed program entrance requirements, English language proficiency and selection criteria.

All applicants must ensure they complete the PSC Master of Arts Photography International Application Form.

Offers for international students

Offers are made following completion of Entry Requirements.

Direct offers are made to successful applicants after completion of an interview and application assessment process including;

  • Short biography (50 words)
  • 20-30 images
  • Project proposal (500 words approx.)
  • CV
  • The name and contact details of two referees

Enrolment

Enrolment requires payment of a one off enrolment fee of AU $1000

Recognition of prior learning 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.

Please contact Dr Kristian Häggblom, Masters Program Convenor and Higher Education Course Director for further information via email khaggblom@psc.edu.au

Further information

For further information, course discussions, questions and personal tours contact Dr Kristian Häggblom via email khaggblom@psc.edu.au

Checklist

If you are a domestic student:

  • Read the PSC Master of Arts Photography Course Guide.
  • Check the admission criteria.
  • Completed and submit the PSC Master of Arts Photography Course Application form.
  • Be available for an interview.
  • Consider if you would like to receive further information for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer.
  • If appropriate, check eligibility for FEE HELP assistance.

If you are an international student have you:

  • Read the PSC Master of Arts Photography Course Guide.
  • Read the International Student Guide.
  • Check the admission criteria.
  • Complete the PSC Master of Arts Photography International Student Application Form.
  • Be available for an interview (either in person or in your own country via Zoom).
  • Consider if you would like to receive further information for Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
  • Confirm your ability to meet the tuition fee and related costs of living in Australia.

Tuition Fees
& Enrolment

Fee Information

Domestic students may apply for FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELP is not available for international enrolments. International Students' tuition fees are paid up-front on a per semester basis. International students are not required to pay more than 50% of the tuition fees before the course starts. However, they can pay for the full tuition fee if they wish to do so.

When you accept your offer and complete your enrolment form, you also choose your tuition fee payment option.

Master of Arts Photography February 2023 Tuition Fees & Census Date (PDF)

Master of Arts Photography February 2023 Tuition Fees (PDF) International Students

This course is approved for Study Loans. Check your eligibility 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 in this 2022 FEE-HELP Booklet.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students for the tuition fees for the Master of Arts Photography course. Policies for students enrolled in the Master of Arts Photography course including the specific policies that relate to FEE-HELP

Scholarships Information

Scholarships are available for eligible participants. All graduates of undergraduate courses at Photography Studies College are eligible for the Graduate Scholarship Program. Ask us for more information.