Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Torrens University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03389E

A Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging develops your technical and conceptual skills, beginning with the essentials. The course typically covers a variety of photographic directions and styles. With a focus on practical experience including camera skills, lighting, image manipulation and studio management, this diploma offers the knowledge required to start a business, or work in a photography studio or agency. 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.


This course comprises of twelve core subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

Standard entry requirements

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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane - Bowen Terrace Campus International: $32,733 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 2 years
Online International: $32,733 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years
Sydney - Ultimo Campus International: $32,733 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 2 years

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