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Bachelor of Photography

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Bachelor of Photography

Course Dates

Mid-Year Intake: 18 July 2022 Enquire Now
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July Intake: 2.5 Years Full-Time


Face-to-face OR real-time learning via Zoom
Includes interactive photography classes, 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 9100191442
CRICOS Course Code 079866G

Career Outlook & Pathway

Our Bachelor of Photography degree course is now taking applications for our 2022 mid-year intake. Starting mid-year will give you the opportunity to fast track your qualification and complete it in just 2.5 years. This 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. As a Bachelor of Photography student, you will graduate job ready with strong industry networks and connections because of our industry focused curriculum, entrepreneurial and marketing subjects and the final year industry mentor program. Your course lecturers are leading professionals, highly respected and connected in the photography image making industry and these connections often lead to direct job and work experience outcomes for students and graduates. Building a network of external mentors and industry contacts is an important part of the course and is often a pathway to employment and career connections within the creative industries. In our extensive and unique mentor program, you will work with national and international industry professionals to build those networks and contacts. Studying with us means you become part of a thriving community - a photography and image making network that uses ideas, innovation, and dynamic content to constantly expand and challenge your creative potential.


Bachelor of Photography

At PSC, our No 1 rated Bachelor of Photography degree in Australia will prepare you for a career as an innovative and successful professional photographer. 

Throughout the bachelor degree you will discover and be immersed in the enormous possibilities of image making in the 21st century!

Starting with a strong focus on ideas, technique and hands-on approaches to your image making you will be guided through digital workflow, image composition and creative output.

As your creative vision gathers momentum you will expand your photography to include more complex lighting, narrative, content production and video and moving image.

In the final year of your Bachelor of Photography, you select a major in either commercial photography, photojournalism or art photography. You will be mentored closely, and linked to the photographic industry in very tangible ways and guided through the professional and business practices you’ll need to establish your career.

Mentoring, attendance at overseas photography festivals, meeting international practitioners and completion of real-world projects, combined with our expert practising teaching staff, ensures that you will graduate career ready in your chosen field with strong professional photography connections.



In your final year of the Bachelor of Photography degree, you select a major in either commercial photography, photojournalism or art photography. You will be mentored closely according to your choice of major and guided through the professional and business practices you’ll need to establish your career. For more information on course structure and content, download the Bachelor of Photography Course Guide (PDF).


Commercial photography

The commercial photography major prepares you for a wide range of commercial photography careers. You will develop exceptional skills in creating high quality commercial images, along with professional lighting, digital post-production and video and moving image. In undertaking the commercial major, you will have the choice of an exciting array of careers including fashion photography, portraiture, advertising, architectural, corporate, events, e-commerce product, lifestyle and wedding photography.


Photo by third year Bachelor of Photography student Maria Gabriela Leon Paez.


The photojournalism major will ignite your passion for communication and allow you to specialise in this exciting, fast-paced industry. After completing this major, you will have the opportunity to work in a diverse range of international media platforms including, visual content production, on-line and digital publishing, moving image and documentary image-making. Graduates engage in a variety of careers involving media, editorial, travel, sport and documentary photography.


Photo by Bachelor of Photography graduate James Bugg

Art photography

The art major allows you to specialise in the world of contemporary art photography, exhibiting and publishing your work nationally and internationally. This program is designed for students wishing to develop their distinctive and individual style and work in the creative industries. You will develop a critical awareness of current art practices, preparing you for graduate study and professional art careers.


Photo by second year Bachelor of Photography student Britney Jennings. 



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 Criteria

At PSC we strongly believe that every student who loves creative pursuits should be given the opportunity to find their path to tertiary study.

Year 12 applicants

Current Year 12 – apply through VTAC. Just preference the B Photography course in your application.  Once we receive your application you will be contacted to arrange your interview.

We don’t use ATAR as any part of the admission criteria and base admission on an interview with examples of your creative work and completion of Year 12. Our informal and friendly interview and discussion allows us to consider you in a holistic and thoughtful way.

Interviews are currently via Zoom or Skype

If you are only applying to PSC just apply directly

Non-Year 12/Mature Age applicants

Apply now via the website. Just complete the online Bachelor of Photography application form. Once received, you’ll be contacted by to arrange your informal interview. This is a relaxed and friendly discussion that includes presentation of your creative work. Offers will be made within 48-hours once requirements have been completed.

Interviews are currently via Zoom or Skype

International applicants

International student applicants must apply directly to PSC using the Bachelor of Photography International Student Application form.

You should refer to the Bachelor of Photography International Student Information Guide for detailed course entrance requirements, English language proficiency and selection criteria.

Application Process


Applications for the 2022 full time intake is open now.

Essential requirements

All applicants must ensure they complete and submit the PSC Bachelor of Photography Course Application Form and attend an interview with a creative work presentation.

More information about the interview process here.

International applicants

You should refer to the Bachelor of Photography International Student Information Guide for detailed course entrance requirements, English language proficiency and selection criteria.

International student applicants must apply directly to PSC using the Bachelor of Photography International Student Application Form.

There are no prerequisite studies.

Special entry assistance scheme (SEAS) applicants

Special Entry Assistance Scheme (SEAS) applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the SEAS. Depending on eligibility and your circumstances a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

Advanced standing 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. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.


Applicants to PSC are admitted on the basis of interview and folio presentation at the interview, ATAR is not a factor. We welcome a range of applicants. The table below provides an indication of the likely peer cohort for you as a new Bachelor of Photography student to PSC. It provides you with the data on students who commenced their undergraduate study in our Degree course in the most recent intake period including all offer rounds and includes international students.

  Semester 1/Full time Bachelor of Photography intake 2021
Application background Number of students Percentage of all students

Previous higher education study

  • Admitted on the basis of interview and folio


 15 29%

Previous Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

  • Admitted on the basis of interview and folio


5 10%

Work and life experience

  • Admitted on the basis of interview and folio
13 25%

Recently completed secondary education Yr 12 or equivalent IB, interstate Yr 12

  • Admitted on the basis of interview and folio ATAR was not a factor


18 36%
International students >5 n/a
All students 52 100%
Offers and Enrolments

Offers for domestic and international students

Offers are made following successful completion of Admission Criteria.

Direct offers made after successful completion of interview and creative work presentation

Further information

Call 03 9682 3191 or email

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.

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 Bachelor of Photography course.


Policies for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Photography course including the specific policies that relate to FEE-HELP click here.

Scholarships Information

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 the Bachelor of Photography. For further information please contact our Course Advisor Team, Andrew Denishensky or Sally Kaack, on 03 9682 3191 or via email on