Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

  • Awarded by

    Billy Blue College of Design

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    18 months full time, 2 years part time, 12 months accelerated

  • Start Date

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  • Location

    NSW | QLD

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Photojournalist | Art Photographer | Fashion Photographer | Sports Photographer | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Start your career in Photography and Photo Imaging with this hands-on Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia.

    This course will give you a broad base of generalist photography and photo imaging knowledge and experience. Interweaving theory and practice, you will gain skills in using software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere, and equipment, such as DSLR cameras, studio lighting and video rigs. You'll explore both still-image and video formats and learn real workplace procedures, so you have the confidence to manage many types of photography projects from start to finish. With exercises grounded in industry practice and access to studio spaces, you can refine your skills and experiment with different techniques. Guided by lecturers who are professional photographers, you'll identify and explore your own personal style.

    DIA-recognised course

    This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.

    Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

    You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

    Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course, students need to have:

    • Completed Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent, OR
    • Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above, OR
    • Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification, OR
    • Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging from Torrens University Australia, you will study the following subjects:

    • ICC100 - Camera and Capture
    • IDI100 - Digital Imaging
    • ILL100 - Light and Lighting
    • IVL100 - Visual Language of Photography
    • DIG104A - Motion Design
    • IPP100 - Post-production
    • IDP100 - Domestic Portraiture
    • ICO200 - Commercial Photography
    • IMD100 - Media and Documentary
    • IPR100 - Professional Practice
    • WIL100 - Work Integrated Learning
    • IFO100 - Folio
  • Why Billy Blue College of Design?

    Billy Blue College of Design is the design and creative technology faculty at Torrens University Australia, and home to the industry’s best and brightest. They’re known for our engagement with industry and employability focus, with courses developed in collaboration with industry leaders.

    You'll study in iconic, inspirational spaces where ideas flourish, and our educators are adventurous and eager to share their craft, and industry contacts. During your studies, you’ll master the practical skills you need back up your imagination and gain the commercial skills you need to scale up your career.

    Best of all, university admission needn’t be a worry. You don’t need an ATAR to study with Billy Blue, just a passion to learn, and that hard-earned work-life experience counts too.

    You’ll benefit from the dedicated support of Course Advisors and Success Coaches, who can help you navigate your career dreams and study goals.

    And, with all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part-time, on-campus, online, or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design, you will be awarded the nationally recognised Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging from Torrens University Australia. This program will ensure that students have skills and knowledge essential for starting their own photography business or pursuing a career within a photography studio or agency.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    Total cost for this course is $28,280 (8 subjects at $3,535 per subject).

    Students may be eligible for scholarships covering up to 30% of the fee, making the discounted fee $19,796.

    Billy Blue College of Design offers a number of easy payment plans or the ability to pay per subject or per semester as you go.

    Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

    Please enquire for further details.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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