The Academy of Design is Renowned as one of the leading Photography colleges in the country. We have always maintained a high standard of training with an ever-evolving curriculum that is innovative and diverse. Our Photography students work all over the country and Internationally and as a college we have won many photography awards that strengthen our position in the professional market. Diploma of Photo-imaging explores more professional areas of job outcomes and includes areas such as Portraiture, Wedding photography & Studio Lighting. The Diploma also covers commercial areas such as Stock photography, Merchandising, Media & Journalism, and your final exhibition work and portfolio. We train extensively in Post Production skills that prepare you for a wide range of commercial application and outcomes. This is vital in understanding the commercial needs and capabilities of work produced both for yourself and for clients. The Diploma course and content has been designed to be practical, thorough and most importantly give you the training, repetition and consistency required to be proficient as a professional photographer. This is a very practical based course that attracts a lot of commercial opportunity and industry based experience attached with the training. Our students produce innovative and highly professional portfolios that cover a wide range of employment areas.
Position is everything ! Situated within the Oasis shopping centre brings a new commercial feel to the delivery of this course. You are out of the classroom and into an innovative environment that offers commercial opportunity, The beach (at out door step ) , Kurrawa Parklands, The entire urban landscape of Broadbeach from Pacific Fair, to the Convention Centre to Broadbeach Central. This is a very dynamic and urban environment to deliver all the diverse aspects of this course. Student get to explore landscapes, architecture, ocean, plant life etc etc etc all within the college precinct.
DAYS OF DELIVERY
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
Diploma of Photography & Photo Imaging
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, MATURE AGED STUDENTS, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & ANYONE WITH A PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY !
1 Year – Full time study
3 days a week
You will be required to participate in Major Events | Magazine shoots | Runway Shows | Studio Shoots etc. These are all client based and will be detrained by event dates and client requirements. It is essential to play a role in this level of training.
FACE TO FACE DELIVERY
[ QTH Recommended ]
15 – 20 students
Intake is by application priority
Level One, OASIS Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
How to Enrol
COMPLETE AN ENQUIRY FORM online on the course page you have selected.
When we have received your online application we will send you a ‘Welcome’ letter and an INFORMATION email that assists you with the rest of the enrolment process.
We will also organise a visit to the campus to see our facilities and further discuss course content.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you require any assistance with enrolment.
It is compulsory for all students to start with a DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod & USB / Portable hardrive for all work storage.
Computers with relevant software is provided.
You must have a Laptop with the required software ( Lightroom & Photoshop ) to complete your studies both at College and at Home.
Students must purchase an electronic flash trigger & stable tripod – to be able to use studio facilities by term 2.
Most assessment may be submitted electronically to the student portal. If this is not possible a USB device must be handed in by the due date.
Your student card will give you access to considerable student discount software.
Creative Disorder - Magazine Shoot
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Day 1 – Photo Theory
Day 2 – Editing & Post Production
Day 3 – Black & White Photography
Day 1 – Studio lighting 1
Day 2 – Studio lighting 2
Day 3 – Portraiture
Day 1 – Product merchandising
Day 2 – Wedding
Day 3 – Digital Applications
Day 1 – Magazine & Publication
Day 2 – Photo-journalism
Day 3 – Visual Communication / Professional Portfolio
‘Only in a truly Creative Environment’
Students are given an amazing opportunity at the Academy to photograph the Makeup and Fashion Department creations. Makeup photography happens almost on a weekly basis, which gives our photography students diverse and challenging lighting conditions and creative ideas to cope with and learn invaluable skills. This gives both the Makeup artist and the Photographer a great opportunity to expand their portfolios. Fashion Garments and collections become available to the more skilled photographers or the one’s that want to pursue fashion and glamour photography.
The results are often breathtaking and produce fantastic collaboration and networking within the Academy walls.
“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” ― Ansel Adams
“No matter how much crap you gotta plow through to stay alive as a photographer, no matter how many bad assignments, bad days, bad clients, snotty subjects, obnoxious handlers, wigged-out art directors, technical disasters, failures of the mind, body, and will, all the shouldas, couldas, and wouldas that befuddle our brains and creep into our dreams, always remember to make room to shoot what you love. It’s the only way to keep your heart beating as a photographer.”
“ Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy
“ You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ” ― Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Earth from Above
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ― Marc Riboud
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.