Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

This course is not available to international students.
National code: CUA50915 Diploma (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course
Change minds and influence hearts with your images. Gain a career that can take you anywhere in the world.

In our Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging, you’ll learn about the commercial, artistic and technical aspects of photography.

Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), this course gives you practical hands-on training with a strong emphasis on innovation, presentation and technical proficiency in photography.

All of our teaching staff are practising industry professionals – so you’ll be learning from those who know what the market wants. (You could even be taught by a former NASA photographer, no joke!) Plus, it means a swathe of industry connections for you to reap the benefits of.

You could even deliver a real-world commercial photography project for a major shopping centre – all before you graduate. Imagine how that could look in your folio!

Gain exposure to a broad range of photography so you can find what you love and make it your own. You’ll study advertising, editorial, portraiture, wedding, documentary, fashion and fine art photography. Plus gain core skills in drone photography, videography, digital compositing and retouching, and design business practices so you can thrive in the digital age.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to pursue a career in photography and work in a number of professional capacities. You could work in creative agencies or marketing, as a freelancer, or at the helm of your own photography business.


1 year full-time


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Study mode

  • Full-time

VTAC course code

  • 3400271264