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STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY

If you dream of a career as a Photojournalist, Commercial Photographer, Editor or Content Creator, working in Advertising Photography, Portraiture, Image Management, or Domestic and Artistic Photography, this course is for you.

The Photography course is perfect for students who want to develop their technical and practical understanding and work in professional photography. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within many sectors of the industry including photojournalism, commercial, documentary and mobile photography.

You will undertake fundamental units in photographic technologies, portraiture, commercial photography, post-production, mobile photography, documentary, photojournalism, alongside units in media platforms and creative entrepreneurship

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. With the opportunity to create a capstone project and undertake industry placement, students will leave the course with a well-rounded understanding of the photographic industry, both in Australia and overseas.

CRICOS CODE

→ Bachelor of Photography - 2 Years: 105694C
→ Bachelor of Photography - 3 Years: 105693D

→ Diploma of Photography - 2 Trimesters: 105696A
→ Diploma of Photography -3 Trimesters: 105695B

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Create, develop and produce documentary, mobile and commercial photography

Develop an in-depth understanding of the creative and technical production elements for
professional photographic practice

Get valuable insight into the photography industry from experienced teachers

Develop your own portfolio of photographic content

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

MEET THE STUDENTS BEHIND LOCKDOWN'S CRAFTIEST PHOTOSHOOT

During lockdown, photographers were pushed to adapt their trade remotely—including our very own Collarts student. Thanks to our industry network, students Jaimee Lee and Georgia McGregor had the opportunity to snap Holgate Brewhouse's new alcohol-free beer, landing them in Broadsheet, Time Out, and more.

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WHAT'S IN THE STUDIO LIGHTING KIT FOR ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS?

As face-to-face Photography students have access to photographic equipment on campus, including various light kits and on-site studios, online Photography students will receive a Collarts loaned studio lighting kit, so they can continue to hone their skills at home. Here are some of the kit's best features.

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TOP 5 PHOTOGRAPHY APPS TO TAKE YOUR CONTENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Thanks to the ever-evolving mobile devices in our pockets, smartphone photography has undoubtedly become an art form in its own right. With an increasing demand for high-quality content comes the need for premium editing apps, particularly those that can keep up with trending aesthetics and produce striking content on the go. 

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RIKKI BUNDER ON THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Rikki Bunder always loved taking photos; his passion for art and curiosity for powerful storytelling stretches long before he was at the helm of Collarts’ Photography course. Reflecting on his 20-year career, Rikki looks back at his beginnings and the moment when he decided to take the leap and chase his dreams.

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Industry PARTNErships

  • Groovin The Moo
  • Falls Festival
  • A Hitch To The Sticks
  • Peel Street Festival
  • UNIFY Gathering
  • Ego Expo

"Having a comprehensive understanding of photographic storytelling opens so many doors. With over 10 years of teaching photography, I have graduates working in a wide range of visual storytelling roles."

RIKKI BUNDER

Head of Photography

Rikki Bunder

"Collarts helped me get closer to my dream. It's one of the only places that's made me feel like my ideas are valid and that it's okay to think differently."

JEMMA HOLLWAY

Digital & Social Media Graduate

Jemma Hollway holding a camera

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION
01

Apply online via the Apply Now button on the page. Soon afterwards, our International Team will contact you.

DOCUMENTATION
02

Organise and submit the requested documentation for your application, ensuring all details are correct.

INTERVIEW AND/OR AUDITION
03

Book and attend an interview and/or audition, where you will meet our friendly International Team.

OFFER
04

If your application is successful, Collarts will issue a Letter of Offer and invoice directly to you.

ACCEPTANCE
05

To accept your offer, you must return a signed Student Agreement with receipt of payment.

CONFIRMATION
06

Once your offer is accepted and your payment received, Collarts will issue an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) as evidence of your enrolment.

HEALTH COVER
07

Once you have your eCoE you must purchase your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

VISA
08

To prepare for your studies in Australia, you must apply for your Visa.

START YOUR #FUTURENOW AT COLLLARTS
09

Congratulations! You're ready to start studying at Collarts.

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BACHELOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The Bachelor of Photography is perfect for students who want to work in the commercial, advertising, and domestic photographic industries.

The Bachelor degree can be completed fast-tracked over six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or standard over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Create, develop and produce documentary, mobile and commercial photography 

Develop an in-depth understanding of the creative and technical production elements for professional photographic practice

Get valuable insight into the photography industry from experienced teachers

Develop your own portfolio of photographic content

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Photography are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 105694C (2 years)/105693D (3 years) & 105696A (2 trimesters)/105695B (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

DIPLOMA OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The Diploma of Photography is perfect for students wanting to develop their technical and practical understanding, and work in the commercial, advertising, and domestic photographic industries.

The diploma can be completed fast-tracked over two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or standard over three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of the creative and technical production elements for
professional photographic practice

Get valuable insight into the photography industry from experienced teachers

 Develop your own portfolio of photographic content

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Photography are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 105694C (2 years)/105693D (3 years) & 105696A (2 trimesters)/105695B (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a portfolio of 4 - 6 pieces of original creative work

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

 

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

 

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The Bachelor of Photography is perfect for students who want to work in the commercial, advertising, and domestic photographic industries.

The Bachelor degree can be completed fast-tracked over six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or standard over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Create, develop and produce documentary, mobile and commercial photography 

Develop an in-depth understanding of the creative and technical production elements for professional photographic practice

Get valuable insight into the photography industry from experienced teachers

Develop your own portfolio of photographic content

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Photography are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 105694C (2 years)/105693D (3 years) & 105696A (2 trimesters)/105695B (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The Diploma of Photography is perfect for students wanting to develop their technical and practical understanding, and work in the commercial, advertising, and domestic photographic industries.

The diploma can be completed fast-tracked over two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or standard over three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of the creative and technical production elements for
professional photographic practice

Get valuable insight into the photography industry from experienced teachers

 Develop your own portfolio of photographic content

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Photography are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 105694C (2 years)/105693D (3 years) & 105696A (2 trimesters)/105695B (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a portfolio of 4 - 6 pieces of original creative work

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

 

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

 

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

KEY INFORMATION

Start Dates
Start Dates
February, May and September
Number of Trimesters
Number of Units
8 in Diploma
 
24 in Bachelor
Duration
Duration
Diploma 2 Trimesters / 3 Trimesters
Bachelor 2 Years / 3 Years
Study Mode
Study Mode
On-Campus, Online, or Mixed*
Support Services
Support Services
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
Industry Placement
Industry Placement
60 Hours of Industry Placement
CRICOS Code
CRICOS Code
Bachelor: 105694C/105693D
Diploma: 105696A/105695B
International Fees
International Fees On-Campus
$2974.50 per unit
Application Assistance
International Fees Online
$2502.90 per unit

 

* To transfer from online to on campus, students must meet certain conditions, such as meeting GTE criteria.
Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Mixed*
FIRST YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIES CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION & PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Photographic Lighting Camera Fundamentals Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Portraiture Photographic Post-Production Critical Survey
Trimester 3 Design Principles for Photography Photographic Compositing
Second YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIES CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION & PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 The Photographic Record Moving Image Commercial Photography 1
Trimester 2 Contemporary Issues of Photographic Technology Commercial Photography 2 Mobile Photography + Elective
Trimester 3 Documentary Photography & Photojournalism Photographic Publishing
THIRD YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIES CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION & PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Landscape Photography Experimenting with Imaging Technology Group Project + Elective
Trimester 2 Capstone Concept Development Creative Entrepreneurship Industry Placement
Trimester 3 Capstone Project - Photographic Folio Capstone Project - Photographic Folio

TO SEE THE 2-YEAR ACCELERATED COURSE MATRIX, CLICK HERE.

Need more information on the units above? Click here for a unit outline.

* To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

LIFE IN MELBOURNE

WHAT TO EXPECT STUDYING IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s love for all things creative makes it an excellent place to live and study. A popular choice for international students, the city also embraces high- quality education and supports students in their ability to thrive. Study in Melbourne and hone your creative career at Collarts.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SARA

International student Sara shares her experience studying at Collarts, travelling all the way from Denmark and starting her career in Music Performance in Australia.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PAULO

Flying over from the Philippines, international student Paulo shares why he chose to start his career in Entertainment Management in Australia.

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Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Sat – 10am-4pm

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Sat – 10am-4pm

Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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