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Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

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Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

What is a Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging?

A Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging develops your technical and conceptual skills, beginning with the essentials. The course typically covers a variety of photographic directions and styles. With a focus on practical experience including camera skills, lighting, image manipulation and studio management, this diploma offers the knowledge required to start a business, or work in a photography studio or agency.
This course will give you a broad base of generalist photography and photo imaging knowledge and experience. Interweaving theory and practice, you will gain skills in using software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere, and equipment, such as DSLR cameras, studio lighting and video rigs. You’ll explore both still-image and video formats and learn real workplace procedures, so you have the confidence to manage many types of photography projects from start to finish. With exercises grounded in industry practice and access to studio spaces, you can refine your skills and experiment with different techniques. Guided by lecturers who are professional photographers, you’ll identify and explore your own personal style.

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Learning outcomes

  • Work with equipment and lighting to enhance your photography.
  • Learn to think visually and explore concept development within your photography.
  • Gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and software.
  • Understand the importance of workflow and develop post-production skills.

Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Brisbane, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
18 months full time, 2 years part time, 12 months accelerated
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd T/A Billy Blue College of Design.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Access studio space and equipment
Use the tools of the trade including DSLR cameras, studio lighting and video rigs.

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Post-production specialisation
Specialise in post-production so that you’re able to produce stunning and professional content.

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Upskill and specialise
Learn with the most up-to-date web-design technologies and from academics and industry-leading experts.
Hear from learning facilitator, Lachlan Payne, and current students on what it's like studying Photography and Photo Imaging at Billy Blue.
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Career opportunities

The work you produce will help build your professional portfolio to impress clients or potential employers. Combine your expertise as a photographer with your passions and interests to build a career in photography for advertising, documentary, wedding, food, portraits, fashion, architecture, or beauty, at an agency, in a studio or working for yourself.

Potential career paths

  • Photographer
    Average salary: $62,000 - $95,000
  • Photojournalist
    Average salary: $55,000 - $92,000
  • Photo Retoucher
    Average salary: $36,000 - $95,000
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The lecturers at Billy Blue are professional working photographers, so you are getting an inside look into the life of a photographer from day one.
Rachel Martin
Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 12 core subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

Requirements

Complete 12 core subjects.

Core subjects

  • Camera and Capture | ICC100
  • Digital Imaging | IDI100
  • Light and Lighting | ILL100
  • Visual Language of Photography | IVL100
  • Motion Design | DIG104A
  • Post-production | IPP100
  • Domestic Portraiture | IDP100
  • Commercial Photography | ICO200
  • Media and Documentary | IMD100
  • Professional Practice | IPR100
  • Work Integrated Learning | WIL100B
  • Folio | IFO100

Technology

Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.
Gain professional experience

Gain work experience as you complete an industry brief, putting your learnings into practice with guidance and mentoring from practicing professionals.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

OR Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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