Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

General

Program Description

Develop your photographic career at Melbourne Polytechnic. Study for a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging with the option of incorporating this into the Diploma of Photo Imaging. Under the banner of NMIT, Melbourne Polytechnic has been a three-time award winner in the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) Institute of the Year.

Get in focus for a career in photography

Studying Photography and Photo Imaging at Melbourne Polytechnic, you develop your creativity, technical knowledge and business skills, enabling you to freelance or start your own photographic studio. You will gain practical experience in the many photographic imaging techniques and practices (both analogue and digital) currently in use.

The Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging develops your skills in a wide range of photographic disciplines. This includes Image Capture, Studio and Location Lighting, DSLR Video, Darkroom (Fairfield campus only), Digital Image Enhancement and Printing.

Industry connections and resources

Your teachers are all industry professionals who will guide and support you throughout your course of study. Staff will provide opportunities for you to become involved with the photographic industry and collaborate with other students within the Melbourne Polytechnic creative arts network.

You will have access to the following facilities/equipment during your course:

  • photographic Studios
  • Mac/PC labs
  • darkroom facilities (Fairfield Only)
  • digital Printing
  • cameras, tripods and studio lighting equipment

Course outcomes

Certificate IV develops your technical skills in a creative environment. Through excursions, visiting speakers, industry relevant projects and course exhibitions you will prepare for the professional photographic industry.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of work-based projects and course-based assignments

Last updated May 2019

About the School

Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering vocational training since 1912 and today offers a diverse range of innovative, hands-on TAFE (VET) and Higher Education (Degree) programs to equip you with th ... Read More

Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering vocational training since 1912 and today offers a diverse range of innovative, hands-on TAFE (VET) and Higher Education (Degree) programs to equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in an evolving and challenging marketplace. Melbourne Polytechnic courses are designed and developed with industry participation to give students the best employment outcomes. Melbourne Polytechnic has seven metropolitan campuses, Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Greensborough Campus and Heidelberg. Each campus provides an individual, unique and enriching student experience. Read less