Australian Institute of Creative Design

Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging


Gold Coast

This specialist qualification explores design theory with technical and theoretical skills essential for photo imaging work in commercial, media, wedding and institutional settings.

  • $11,000*

    + $25 fees

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  • Gold Coast

    • TBA

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (3 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (3 years)

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Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
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Course Overview

The Diploma of Photo Imaging reflects a sound knowledge base and a range of specialised and technical competencies

This course has been designed to develop your knowledge of current trends in photography, learn to interpret photo-imaging assignment briefs, consult with clients to refine objectives of photography assignments, select appropriate technologies and workflows to capture images, employ aesthetic, conceptual, compositional and technical skills to photo-imaging outcomes and allow you to gain exposure to a variety of shooting styles.

During the course you will learn the aspects of commercial, editorial/photo journalism, portraiture and fine art photography and will work with such topics as sports and action photography, landscapes, nature, architecture, interiors, fashion, glamour, stock imagery and event photography. You will also learn extensive digital post production skills with Adobe Photoshop to enable you to create dynamic imagery through graphic effects and touch up your photos to build a professional and diverse portfolio of work.

  • Photographer

Course Content

To obtain a Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging with Australian Institute of Creative Design, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 17 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

3 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice

  • Research and apply photo imaging trends

  • Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Elective Units

14 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Collaborate in a creative process

  • Work with photomedia in creative practice

  • Produce innovative digital images

  • Refine digital art techniques

  • Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

  • Provide freelance services

  • Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

  • Produce commercial photo images

  • Provide photographic portrait services

  • Produce media photo images

  • Plan and produce visual art photo images

  • Develop self as artist

  • Realise a body of creative work

  • Present a body of own creative work

Course Provider

Australian Institute of Creative Design offers vocational training with certificates and diploma courses in fashion design, beauty therapy, makeup, styling and interior design.

It has correspondence courses as well as structured learning with campuses in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

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