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Whether you are keen to pursue photography as a career or creative hobby, our Photo Imaging courses have something for you.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Photo Imaging program is focused on learning practical photographic skills and developing strong industry knowledge.

All of our students produce professional photographic folios, showcasing industry standard skills and a highly developed personal style.

Industry connections and resources

Our teachers are industry professionals who will guide and support you throughout your course of study, providing opportunities to become involved with industry and collaborate with other students in Melbourne Polytechnic’s creative arts network. A series of excursions, visiting speakers, industry-relevant projects and course exhibitions will ensure you are thoroughly prepared for the professional photographic industry.

Employment outcomes

Study Photo Imaging with us and develop your creativity, technical knowledge and business skills, enabling you to freelance or even set up your own photographic studio.

Graduates work in a variety of photo imaging and photographic areas:

  • Advertising Photography
  • Wedding / Portrait Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Professional Image Retouching
  • Digital Image Operators
  • Events / Corporate Photography
  • Media / Documentary Photography
  • Illustrative Photography

If you are keen to develop your photographic eye, we can provide you with some fantastic opportunities for success. Flexible study options are available at both our Fairfield and Prahran campuses.

Certificate III in Visual Arts
If you love to draw, a Certificate III in Visual Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic will offer you a head start to a career in art and design. Develop your creative aspirations and career prospects in this practical course.

Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Reveal your inner artist through a Certificate IV in Visual Arts. Explore and create at Melbourne Polytechnic with this full and practical course offering hands-on studio subjects in painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photo media and digital media – practical skills that will set you up for a career in the visual arts

Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
Develop your photographic eye with a qualification recognised as one of the best in the industry. The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging is highly recognised by photographic professionals and Melbourne Polytechnic is a three-time award winner of the Institute of the Year Award (AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards)

Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
An Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development is designed with input from industry. Study for this at Melbourne Polytechnic after completing a diploma level qualification in art, design, illustration or photography, or by demonstrating equivalent experience. The Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development will extend and deepen your creative practice

Short Courses
Basic Digital Camera

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