About the course

About the course

Our photography and photo imaging course will help you discover your passion for the visual image. During the course you'll develop a wide range of technical skills in photography and photo imaging, including lighting, image capture, process, enhancement, manipulation and output.

As a professional you'll go on to work in a variety of settings, including the media, retail, commercial, portrait, wedding and art photography.

You'll gain skills in how to use a digital camera, apply technical, theoretical and historical knowledge of photography, and develop creative concepts and solutions in response to a client brief.

You'll cover topics including:

  • interpreting a brief
  • colour
  • storage and maintainance of finished work
  • industry knowledge
  • history 
  • creative thinking 
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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 6 months 

You can study this course as part of a dual qualification with the Certificate IV in Design. If studied as a dual qualification, the length of the course is also full time 6 months (this course will begin with online/remote delivery and then move into face to face) but requires additional time each week. 

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion of this course, you may wish to pursue career opportunities in a range of professional areas such as retail, commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography.

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Entry Requirements


You must have:

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


VTAC and direct entry

Year 12 VTAC Applicants must:

  • complete a VTAC application 
  • book an interview
  • present a folio

Direct Entry Applicants (Non Year 12) must:

Pathways & Accreditation


International students

After successful completion, you can apply for entry into the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging.

 

Domestic students

After successful completion, you can apply for entry into the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging. If you study this course as part of a dual qualification with Diploma of Graphic Design, you may apply for entry into the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design and aim to use it as a pathway to further study in a university degree program.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$831$4,156$10,719
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$298$298$298
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,369$4,694$11,257
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,369$4,694$11,257

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Creative Design Hub

Box Hill Institute’s Creative Design Hub, located at our Nelson Campus, provides first-class leadership by showcasing best practices, support, and training in the vibrant world of design. The space offers photography and graphic design students the ability to collaborate with aspiring fashion designers, and includes sewing rooms, patternmaking tables, CAD rooms and a photographic studio. 

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