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Whether you want to pursue photography as a vocational career or an artistic medium, NMIT’s courses have something for you. You will learn imaging techniques and practices in both analogue and digital photography.

NMIT’s studios and darkroom provide you with an excellent opportunity to build a comprehensive folio.

Career options include:

  • professional photographer
  • digital or web-based image manipulation and design

You could also go on to further study in photography.

Industry involvement is an essential part of these courses, and study times are flexible so you can balance work commitments.

You will gain these skills and knowledge:

  • lighting techniques for studio and location
  • optics
  • small, medium and large format film camera and digital SLR camera use
  • occupational health and safety
  • traditional wet darkroom printing
  • exposure assessment and techniques
  • digital image processing and editing tools (primarily using Adobe Photoshop)
  • digital workflow systems
  • colour spaces
  • colour and file management
  • introductory graphic design

Our courses have won several national professional industry awards. You will also have the opportunity to exhibit in the NMIT Visual Arts department’s two permanent galleries, at our Preston and Fairfield campuses.

Courses
Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
The Certificate III in Design Fundamentals is an introductory course that provides a pathway to further art and design studies.
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Certificate III in Visual Arts
Interested in a brilliant career in art and design but perhaps need a helping hand to help your realise your creative aspirations and career prospects. NMIT’s Certificate III in Visual Arts is a fantastic introduction to the visual arts and provides a structured program to build on your love for drawing, creating, art and design.
Certificate III in Visual Arts
Interested in a brilliant career in art and design but perhaps need a helping hand to help your realise your creative aspirations and career prospects. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Visual Arts is a fantastic introduction to the visual arts and provides a structured program to build on your love for drawing, creating, art and design.
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Certificate IV in Photo Imaging
Develop your brilliant career. NMIT’s Certificate IV and Diploma of Photo Imaging are recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). NMIT is a three time award winner for APPA (Australian Professional Photography Awards) Institute of the Year. You will gain practical experience in the many photographic imaging techniques and practices (both analogue and digital) currently in use.
Certificate IV in Photo Imaging
Develop your brilliant career. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV and Diploma of Photo Imaging are recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). Our parent institute NMIT is a three time award winner for APPA (Australian Professional Photography Awards) Institute of the Year. You will gain practical experience in the many photographic imaging techniques and practices (both analogue and digital) currently in use.
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Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Let your inner artist break free - NMIT’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts is designed to give you a strong foundation in the visual arts, with practical studio subjects in painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photomedia, digital media and our new specialisation focusing on textiles (available from 2014 at Prahran campus).
Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Let your inner artist break free - Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts is designed to give you a strong foundation in the visual arts, with practical studio subjects in painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photomedia, digital media and our new specialisation focusing on textiles.
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Diploma of Photo Imaging
Develop your photographic eye further. Get a qualification recognised as one of the best within industry. NMIT’s Diploma of Photo Imaging is recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and is a three time award winner for APPA (Australian Professional Photography Awards) Institute of the Year.
Diploma of Photo Imaging
Develop your photographic eye further. Get a qualification recognised as one of the best within industry. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Photo Imaging is recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).
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Diploma of Visual Arts - Photography
Imagine your successful photography starting here. NMIT’s Diploma of Visual Arts specialising in Photography builds on from the skills gained in the Certificate IV in Visual Arts. You will be encouraged to develop your own artistic style and concentrate on a portfolio for graduation in this mostly practical course.
Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development is designed with input from industry to extend and deepen your creative practice after gaining a Diploma level qualification in art, design, illustration or photography or by demonstrating equivalent experience.
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Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
NMIT’s Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development is designed with input from industry to extend and deepen your creative practice after gaining a Diploma level qualification in art, design, illustration or photography or by demonstrating equivalent experience.
Short Courses
Photography Folio Preparation
Mobile Phone Photography
Traditional Black and White Darkroom Techniques
Basic Digital Camera
Photojournalism
Workplace Photoimaging

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