Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Australian Institute of Creative Design

This qualification is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals who have specialised, technical and theoretical skills to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services at professional level. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of design theory and ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources.

Course Fee:

Australian: $16,500

Entry Requirements:

Conceptual, technical and organisational skills to use a range of professional digital and/or film cameras and accessories; folio of photo imaging work that demonstrates technical aptitude and ability to fulfill a brief. Skills may have been acquired through experience or through formal study.


17 units: 3 core; 14 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice; Research and apply photo imaging trends; Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace. Electives: Refine digital art techniques; Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting; Employ specialised imaging technologies; Prepare digital images for pre-press processing; Produce commercial photo images; Provide photographic portrait services; Make illustrative photo images for publication and display; Plan and produce stock photo images; plus more.

Further information:

Practitioners may work in a range of industry contexts, including commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography.

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Varsity Lakes No info Yes Full time 1 year
Fortitude Valley No info Yes Full time 1 year
The Australian Institute of Creative Design is a Registered Training Organisation located on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. The Institute delivers training for students seeking a career in the photography, fashion, beauty, make-up, visual arts, styling or the interior design industry. The Australian Institute of Creative Design incorporates the Australian Institute of Fashion Design, Australian Institute of Beauty Therapy and the Australian Institute of Makeup and Styling. The majority of classes do not exceed 16 students.

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