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Set out below is what the steps are for enrolling into the Diploma of Photography & Photo Imaging. If you don’t perfectly meet the entry requirements, give us a call, we can help you sort through your options.  You might have more skills than you think!

Don’t let the thought of a folio or interview scare you off. Your work doesn’t need to be a professional standard – if it was you wouldn’t need us! It is just about seeing how your mind works.

Ready to take the next step? Here’s what you to do.

  1. Come along to an information session or arrange a guided tour;
  2. Read the Skills Assessment for this course;
  3. Read the Student Entry Procedure;
  4. Complete an expression of interest form here;
  5.  Get your folio ready;
  6.  Come along to an interview and have a chat.
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Skills Assessment

Students need to demonstrate their ability to learn at a diploma level. To assess this, we have a short interview where we look at examples of your photography. It’s a chance to get to know you better and find out where you want to go with your creative career.

What to bring to your interview:

  1. 250 words on why you wish to study photo imaging at Design College Australia.
  2. Folio of photography (see list below for a guide)
  3. Any other creative works of yours (hobbies etc.)

Folio of photography includes:

The folio should include a range of 3-7 images with a focus on:

  • Image 1  –Use of camera features
  • Image 2 – Use of light
  • Image 3 – Use of composition and framing or camera angle
  • Image 4 – Use of image software (e.g. Photoshop)
  • Images 5 & 6 – Your own choice

Note: One, or all, of your images can meet some, or all, of these items listed.

Each image should be accompanied by a short caption explaining what the goal of each image was and how you achieved it.

Remember, we do not expect these images to be of a professional nature – that’s what we’re here for!

Additional Assessments

Academic Suitability: As per the Student Entry Procedure, in order to qualify for this course, you will be required to complete a Pre-training Review and either successfully complete a Reading and Numeracy test or be able to provide valid evidence of Year 12 completion.

Students under the age of 18 are required to attend with their parent or guardian for an interview prior to the acceptance of their enrolment.

Eligibility: You must be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent Resident to enrol.

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Contact Design College Australia get in touch with our course advisor on 07 3505 6250 or [email protected]