CUA50920 Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging
Learn to create powerful and effective images for a range of audiences and genres
This course blends theoretical and practical skills in photography and digital imaging.
Take your photography skills to new heights
A folio is required for entry into this course - see the Entrance Requirements tab below for details and our "How to create your folio" video provides details about the types of images needed for the folio, and some general handy photography hints.
This course blends theoretical and practical skills in photography and digital imaging. You’ll learn to create powerful and effective images for a range of audiences and genres.
Our lecturers are industry professionals with ‘real world’ experience. You will develop a thorough understanding of photo design and theory around the changing nature of the creative industries, while developing your own style.
As part of your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to network with award winning professional photographers through a range industry events.
What our students have to say
I did the North Metropolitan TAFE photography course to put a current qualification to my career. It provided me with more than just a qualification; gaining skills and confidence in areas outside my niche.
NMTAFE provided access to all sorts of equipment and opportunities to use and explore it in real life situations. Running a photographic business in today's saturated environment requires more than just taking nice pictures, and NMTAFE was a safe place to prepare a successful business.
Now I primarily shoot with local government and my local community where my qualifications are checked. Work is never boring, and every week I’m given new challenges. I might be photographing anything from councillors meeting the community, front line happenings, sports and events, architecture, landscapes, farms, businesses and weddings.
Rebecca DeVries | Fine Art Photography
Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE gave me with a solid foundation in photography while providing invaluable access to the industry.
If you want to become a professional photographer there is no better place to start your journey.
Rachael Weir | Rachael Weir Photography
- Produce professional photographic images
- Digital processing and post production methods
- Research and apply current photo imaging trends
- Work within multiple photographic studios
- Work with a range of the latest photographic equipment
- Business applications
- Liaise with clients and others working in the field
I have the following attributes:
- Artistic and creative ability
- An interest in working with digital and social platforms in a creative workplace
- An desire to expand existing communication skills
- An eye for detail
- A visual and creative mind
Select your preferred campus and apply
Semester 1, 2024
(Tuition fee* $5,471.55 + Resource fee $650.00 )
The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.
Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification. If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.
Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
|Research and apply photo imaging trends and emerging technologies
|Explore and apply photo lighting techniques
|Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
|Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
|Realise a body of creative work
|Develop self as artist
|Manage media assets
|Produce media photo images
|Provide photographic portrait services
|Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
|Produce commercial photo images
|Produce innovative digital images
|Plan and produce stock photo images
|Capture images in response to a brief
|Provide freelance services
|Refine digital art techniques
|Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
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