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STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY

AVAILABLE TO STUDY ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE, OR BLENDED

 

If you dream of a career as a Photojournalist, Commercial Photographer, Editor or Content Creator, working in Advertising Photography, Portraiture, Image Management, or Domestic and Artistic Photography, this course is for you.

The Photography course is perfect for students who want to develop their technical and practical understanding and work in professional photography. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within many sectors of the industry including photojournalism, commercial, documentary and mobile photography.

You will undertake fundamental units in photographic technologies, portraiture, commercial photography, post-production, mobile photography, documentary, photojournalism, alongside units in media platforms and creative entrepreneurship

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. With the opportunity to create a capstone project and undertake industry placement, students will leave the course with a well-rounded understanding of the photographic industry, both in Australia and overseas.

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OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Create, develop and produce documentary, mobile and commercial photography

Develop an in-depth understanding of the creative and technical production elements for
professional photographic practice

Get valuable insight into the photography industry from experienced teachers

Develop your own portfolio of photographic content

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across four campuses or study online

Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your degree in two years instead of the standard three

→  FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

MEET THE STUDENTS BEHIND LOCKDOWN'S CRAFTIEST PHOTOSHOOT

During lockdown, photographers were pushed to adapt their trade remotely—including our very own Collarts student. Thanks to our industry network, students Jaimee Lee and Georgia McGregor had the opportunity to snap Holgate Brewhouse's new alcohol-free beer, landing them in Broadsheet, Time Out, and more.

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WHAT'S IN THE STUDIO LIGHTING KIT FOR ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS?

As face-to-face Photography students have access to photographic equipment on campus, including various light kits and on-site studios, online Photography students will receive a Collarts loaned studio lighting kit, so they can continue to hone their skills at home. Check out the features of the kit's best features.

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TOP 5 PHOTOGRAPHY APPS TO TAKE YOUR CONTENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Thanks to the ever-evolving mobile devices in our pockets, smartphone photography has undoubtedly become an art form in its own right. With an increasing demand for high-quality content comes the need for premium editing apps, particularly those that can keep up with trending aesthetics and produce striking content on the go. 

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Groovin The Moo
  • Falls Festival
  • A Hitch To The Sticks
  • Peel Street Festival
  • UNIFY Gathering
  • Ego Expo

"Having a comprehensive understanding of photographic storytelling opens so many doors. With over 10 years of teaching photography, I have graduates working in a wide range of visual storytelling roles."

RIKKI BUNDER

Head of Photography

Rikki Bunder using a camera while two students watch

"Collarts helped me get closer to my dream. It's one of the only places that's made me feel like my ideas are valid and that it's okay to think differently."

JEMMA HOLLWAY

Digital & Social Media Student

Jemma Hollway smiling and holding a camera
BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The Bachelor of Photography is perfect for students who want to work in the commercial, advertising, and domestic photographic industries.

The Bachelor degree can be completed in six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Create, develop and produce documentary, mobile and commercial photography 

Develop an in-depth understanding of the creative and technical production elements for
professional photographic practice

Get valuable insight into the photography industry from experienced teachers

Develop your own portfolio of photographic content

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Photography are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 105694C (2 years)/105693D (3 years) & 105696A (2 trimesters)/105695B (3 trimesters).

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The Diploma of Photography is perfect for students wanting to develop their technical and practical understanding, and work in the commercial, advertising, and domestic photographic industries.

The diploma can be completed in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study and you have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of the creative and technical production elements for
professional photographic practice

Get valuable insight into the photography industry from experienced teachers

 Develop your own portfolio of photographic content

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Photography are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 105694C (2 years)/105693D (3 years) & 105696A (2 trimesters)/105695B (3 trimesters).

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

Applicants must submit a folio of approximately 10 photographic images taken over the last year, using any tools and software. This folio should demonstrate the applicant’s photographic range, capacity, and general areas of interest.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

The Diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

BACHELOR APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent

VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma

If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE APPLICANTS

If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Non-Year 12 applicants may apply directly on the website, and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

Year 12 applicants must apply through VTAC. VTAC opens in August each year. Place the appropriate Collarts course into one of your preferences and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May, and September
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Number of Units
8 in Diploma
24 in Bachelor
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Duration
Diploma 8 Months
Bachelor 2 Years
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online or Blended
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Placement
60 Hours of Practical Placement
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,502.90 per unit
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International Fees
$2,916 per unit

COURSE STRUCTURE

Delivery Mode - On-campus, Blended
FIRST YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIES CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION & PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Photographic Lighting Camera Fundamentals Photographic Post-Production Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Design Principles for Photography Portraiture Photographic Compositing Critical Survey
Trimester 3 The Photographic Record Moving Image Commercial Photography 1 Mobile Photography + Elective
SECOND YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIES CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION & PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Contemporary Issues of Photographic Technology Documentary Photography & Photojournalism Commercial Photography 2 Photographic Publishing
Trimester 2 Landscape Photography Capstone Concept Development Experimenting with Imaging Technology Group Project + Elective
Trimester 3 Capstone Project – Photographic Folio Capstone Project – Photographic Folio Creative Entrepreneurship Industry Placement (60 hours)

OUR CAMPUSES

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-10pm
Sat-Sun – 9am-7pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
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Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
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