Creative Industries Centre



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The Photoimaging program at the Creative Industries Centre TAFE SA Tea Tree Gully Campus prepares students for diverse careers in the field of commercial photography and associated visual communication industries.

Creative Industries delivers a Diploma in Photo imaging over 1 year of full-time study and a Certificate IV over 1 year of part time study.

Within the program, students learn a range of photographic techniques, including advertising, editorial, industrial, portraiture, still-life, architecture, fashion and illustrative. Through real-life projects, students create imagery for a range of clients, both commercial and domestic.

The program allows the flexibility to specialise in an area of photographic work of the student’s own choice, through an individual study contract. Broadening subjects allow students to enrich their visual communication skills through the inclusion of graphic design, print-media production, multimedia and digital video production. Business management and its implications on running a successful photographic studio is also a included, preparing students to run their (or other photographers') businesses.

This course aims to produce graduates who have a thorough knowledge base of photographic and visual communication skills within an elected field of commercial photography.

Program Facilities

The photography program offers modern, well equipped facilities, completed in mid-2010, that reflect industry best practice.

These facilities include:

  • Two commercial-standard photographic studios, one with a full ‘egg’ cyclorama
  • Two Apple Macintosh computer suites with the latest image-editing software and output devices
  • Professional photographic equipment, including DSLRs, studio lighting, a comprehensive range of lenses, and other professional-standard equipment
  • Dedicated makeup facilities and a kitchenette,
  • A lecture theatre, classrooms and tutorial areas all equipped with the latest audio/visual support equipment.

These world-class facilities, combined with dedicated lecturing staff who have diverse backgrounds in photography, provides students with experiences that prepare them for the rigors of an exciting, fast-paced, competitive industry.

Photography Courses

Award CoursesHelp…   National Code
Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging CUA41115
Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging CUA50915

Employment Opportunities

Photography offers wonderful career opportunities for people who are motivated, hard-working, and enjoy a creative challenge. It is a global industry with a world of employment opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

Graduates have found employment as photographers and photographic assistants in genres including photojournalism/editorial, wedding/portrait, advertising/commercial/industrial, medical/scientific. Many new media opportunities exist in digital retouching, multimedia and digital video production.


Creative Industries Centre
Tea Tree Gully Campus
100 Smart Rd
South Australia 5092

Email: enquire online
Phone: +61 8 8207 8144
Fax: +61 8 8207 8008

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