Photography Studies College (Melbourne), is a leading contemporary tertiary photography college, located in Melbourne?s vibrant arts and cultural scene, only 5 minutes walk from Flinders St Station, close to a multitude of contemporary galleries and cafes. For 40 years PSC has delivered specialised, high quality and innovative photography education, consistently producing graduates of the highest calibre and providing students with an environment in which to explore their creativity, see the world anew and give expression to what they see.
Faculties and Course Area
PSC is now a dual sector provider offering both Degree and Advanced Diploma courses. Both have been developed with the specialised industry know how that comes from 40 years as an innovative and experienced photographic educator.
The new unique Bachelor of Photography degree course has been developed with a focus on creative practice, inquiry and reflection. The structure of the degree course is informed by specialised contemporary practice and theory, critical dialogue, career outcomes and engagement with the meaning of photography.
The Advanced Diploma of Photography course ensures that the technical, specialised and conceptual skill set necessary for professional practice are built on comprehensively from foundation to professional level.
Campus and Facilities
PSC is located in Southbank, in the heart of Melbourne's arts and recreation precinct, within walking distance of the city centre and close to public transport.
The Photography Studies College's campus is acknowledged as having one of the best facilities in any Australian educational institution. As specialists in photography, we maintain superior professional standards with our equipment and spaces, allowing students to be exposed to the real-world experience.
Our courses are recognised by the peak industry body the AIPP and our graduates are eligible to apply for full membership of the following professional bodies:
Australian Institute of Professional Photography
Advertising, Commercial and Magazine Photographers
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance
Australian Photojournalists Association
National Association of Visual Arts
Winner of the Canon AIPP Tertiary Institution of the Year Award from 2011 to 2015.
We are a National Award Winner for Excellence in Photography Education (Canon AIPP) 5 years in a row, and running.
PSC students and teachers are frequent winners of major national and state industry awards:
2013 - Winner AIPP Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year, AIPP Australian Student Photographer of the Year - Emma McEvoy, AIPP Australian Emerging Photographer of the Year - Kimberley Munro
2012 - Winner AIPP Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year, ACMP Educational Institution of the Year
2011 – Winner AIPP Victorian Photography Student of the Year - Kimberley Munro, ACMP Educational Institution of the Year
2010 – Winner AIPP Victorian Photography Student of the Year Deborah Mullins.