CUA50920 Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging

National code: CUA50920 | WA course code: BGR7 | CRICOS code: 108213A

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

CUA50920 Diploma of Photography and Digital Imaging

About this course

Take your talent for photography to new heights with this qualification. Learn how to take spectacular shots in a range of contexts and how to manipulate the environment around you to help with your photography.

During this course, you will develop your skills and knowledge in taking and developing photographs and composing, capturing, processing and enhancing images using various techniques. The course covers production of digital images, camera techniques, lighting, studio and location work. You will develop skills in business, publishing systems, markets and photographic illustration and learn to consider variables including client needs and aesthetics.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in industrial and scientific photography, fine art photography or photojournalism. Upon graduation you will have gained a varied skill set aligned to industry standards, such as producing commercial, portrait and stock photo images, research skills and the knowledge to manage media assets.

You can continue your studies for a further year in the CUA60420 Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development – Photography.

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Tuition fees

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Resource fees

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If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Career opportunities

  • Freelance Photographer
  • Photographic Assistant
  • Photojournalist
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