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
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’
- 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
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
Phone: +61 8 8207 8144
Fax: +61 8 8207 8008