Advanced Diploma of Photography

Photography Studies College (Melbourne)

This course is designed to develop a technical and specialised skill set from a foundation to professional level.

Course Fee:

Australian: $57,900
International: $60,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; or mature age; or relevant vocational experience; interview and presentation of a folio

Subjects you can Study:

Art photography; Commercial photography; Photojournalism

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer arrangement with RMIT University. Graduates are able to obtain credit for the first two years of the Bachelor of Arts (Photography) or the Bachelor Fine Arts.


Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP); Advertising, Commercial and Magazine Photographers (ACMP); Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA); Australian Photojournalists Association (APA); National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00257G

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Southbank No info Yes Full time 2 years
Southbank No info Yes Part time 4 years
    For more than forty years we have played a pivotal role in driving high quality and innovative photography education, consistently producing graduates of the highest calibre and providing students with an environment in which to explore and realise their creative potential and career goals.


Our unique specialised learning environment has evolved through our long history as a respected photographic institution in the Australian creative landscape. You experience a specialised creative campus all in a single location in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank arts precinct. Our specialised facilities span over 2 buildings and include professional studio spaces, 3 high-end digital labs, a professional print area, and well information resource hub.

Teacher quality

Many of our teachers are leaders in their filed, national and international award winners actively driving industry and constantly pushing the boundaries of creative practice through their distinctive vision, innovative flair and technical expertise. Last year, our final year degree teacher Hoda Afshar won the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize, situating her at the forefront of contemporary photography in Australia.

Supportive learning environment

You experience a high level of individual engagement in typically small classes that foster a student centred approach to learning, building skills and knowledge throughout the course to enable personal and creative growth. There is a focus on developing a strong creative practice, responsiveness to industry and new technologies. The environment is progressive and contemporary, friendly and supportive nurturing creative practice, inquiry, career outcomes and the student experience.

Strong career focus

Drawing on our rich educational experience and strong relationship with industry and the wider creative sector, you experience real world courses, a huge range of high profile contemporary international and Australian guest speakers, participation in overseas photography festivals, major industry award events, collaborative industry projects with external partners and along established highly successful mentor program.


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