Diploma of Photography
In the one-year intensive Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging, students will learn a wide range of photography practice skills and techniques. From fine art and photo documentation through to advertising and commercial photography, Latrobe College of Art & Design’s photography offering is comprehensive.
The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging is open to year-12 and non-year-12 students, including mature-aged and international applicants. The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging can be completed in one year of full-time study, while a part-time study option is also available.
Our photography courses in Melbourne are dedicated to image-makers and artists who are interested in developing their work and building their technical skills. Students will engage in classes that help them to understand their work in relation to the images that shape our contemporary culture.
The photo-techniques covered in this program range from traditional analogue to the latest digital imagining methods. Students will also gain exhibition experience within the Latrobe College Gallery.
- Making Photographs
- Image Capture
- Photomedia Studio
- Digital & Moving Image
- After Image Capture
- Seeing Colour
- Image Trends
- Descriptive & Emotive Light
- Photography Project
- Imaging & Graphics
- Art History 20th Century
Photography Courses in Melbourne
The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging enables students to progress onto degree level study or to work immediately as a photographer. Our photography courses in Melbourne can also lead to careers in:
- Exhibiting photography
- Gallery work
- Exhibition curatorship
- Art photography
- Advertising photography
- Social photography
- And many more
Students of photography at Latrobe College of Art and Design, you will also have opportunities to participate in accredited study trips. Each year, we take students and non-students on art tours to New York, the Venice Biennale, Berlin, and a range of other important cultural hubs.
You may also explore photography as part of Visual Art. Students who are passionate about both these practices may want to consider the Diploma of Visual Art. This diploma and advanced diploma course can be completed with a photography stream, which will focus on photography in the same study context as other fine art disciplines such as painting.
Latrobe College of Art & Design celebrated 26 years of teaching and learning in 2021. Since 1995, the college has been dedicated to supporting creative industries and producing art graduates who go on to be successful in their respective industries.
Within the smaller, nurturing, learning environment that focuses on cultivating students’ creative ideas and practice, our photography courses in Melbourne are excellent for a wide range of students.
Whether you are already developing your career as a photographer or taking the very first steps, we will welcome you. We will equip you with new skills, and help you to grow your talents, expertise, and professional practice.
To develop and refine your photography ambitions, apply for the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging with Latrobe College of Art & Design.
VET student loans are available for eligible full-time and part-time students.
|Autumn term||21 February 2022||Three to four days per week. Part-time is also available.|
|Winter term||6 June 2022|
|Spring term||20 September 2021|
Apply directly to Latrobe College of Art & Design. Click the Apply button to make a course application.
All prospective students are invited to the college to view the studio facilities and to discuss their application. It is recommended that the student brings with them a folio or examples of their artwork or details other past experience so that college can determine that the course suits their interests.
The student is also welcome to visit the college and discuss the program before submitting an application. Please contact the college on
03 9495 6622 or click contact or email email@example.com to arrange a visit.
|Year Enrolment||$14,700||Full-time course study is comprised of 15 units over 1 year, 5 study units per term. Students electing to do a reduced study load can do so if they are not International. Fees are proportionate to the student’s study load.
$17,955 (year international)
$5,985 (term international)
|Vet Student Loans
Full-time student upfront payment per term. The remainder can be deferred to their student loan
|$1330||Vet Student Loans is available to students with Australian citizenship. Enrolment in two or more study units qualifies students for the government capped help loan system. VSL will cover approximately 75% of tuition fees and is not means tested. Please contact the college on
03 9495 6622 for more details.
|Vet Student Loans
per study unit
|$266||Students must be enrolled in 2 or more units of study per term to access
Vet Student Loans