Fine tune your photography and digital art skills

This qualification has been superseded and will change in 2022. You can apply for this program and will be supported to transfer into the new qualification once it becomes available.

Refine your skills and build industry contacts.

Expand your creative and technical knowledge as you prepare to enter the photography industry. You will further your skills working in our new photo studios, post-production labs and using analogue processes in our black and white darkroom, while gaining exposure and experience with industry through exhibition and photography work opportunities. Your teachers will guide you through building your portfolio for your next endeavour whether that be in commercial or fine art photography.

Our course is delivered by experienced teachers who are current practitioners in their field, either running their own photographic practice and businesses or working in industry. Our teachers inspire and support our students to create a portfolio geared towards entering the industry.

This course combines industry knowledge and practical training with a strong emphasis on innovation, technical competence and finding your photographic style. There is a focus on producing photo images for a variety of media, as well as colour management, photo lighting, social media engagement, refining digital techniques, industry engagement and producing public art projects.

Our focus is on quality facilities and links to industry partners to provide stimulating connections and strong technical and creative expertise in the photography field. The program is supported with a visiting artists program and excursions including the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and a selection of galleries throughout the year. Students are encouraged to participate in national competitions and exhibitions such as the Head On Photo Festival and the Ilford CCP Salon.

Full time 3 days per week

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Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year. Part Time, 2 years.
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Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.