Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging

This course is not available to international students.
National code: CUA50920 Diploma (TAFE) Send me a link to this course

Creating an image that’s striking, memorable and technically proficient to support client requirements is challenging. But you can meet the challenge confidently with a Swinburne Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging under your belt.

This diploma offers creative thinkers solid foundations for a career in photography. Taught by leading industry professionals, you’ll explore the conceptual elements of visual communication alongside vital technical skills. As well as advanced techniques in commercial studio lighting, drone photography and digital compositing, you’ll build your abilities across a range of practical skills, including:

  • Commercial photography
  • Advertising photography
  • Portraiture
  • Conceptual photography
  • Post-production
  • Advanced digital skills
  • Colour management
  • Business management

Swinburne is the first university in Australia to be an Adobe Creative Campus, and you’ll enjoy free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software on all of your devices.

In addition, the course is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and provides you with the credentials to seek membership.

Exploit imaging trends. Develop your own portfolio and website. Establish networks. And produce beautiful, impactful images. Swinburne offers what you need to begin the career you always pictured.

The course will not be offered in 2023. The information on this page is for current students. The next available intake is 2024. To discuss your study options contact us.


1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Study mode

  • Full-time

VTAC course code

  • 3400271264 (fee type determined by provider)
This course allows you to pathway to another qualification.