C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging

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Plan: C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Photo Imaging
Qualification national code: CUV50411
Nominal hours: 885
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year- Full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
CRICOS code: 078280J

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Purpose of the Program

The objectives of this program are to provide individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work as Photo Imaging practitioners within the industry. On completion you will possess a sound theoretical and practical knowledge base and the skills to use a range of specialised and technical competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services.

The qualification has applications across a range of industry contexts (including commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography), where you will be required to:

- interpret photo imaging assignment briefs from a range of clients
- consult with clients to refine objectives of Photo Imaging assignments
- select appropriate technologies and workflows to capture images, including type of camera, image recording media, lighting, post capture processing and outputs
- work from a studio or in a range of locations
- employ aesthetic, conceptual, compositional and technical skills to realise Photo Imaging outcomes
- utilise a range of traditional, contemporary and emergent technologies in the capture, preparation and distribution of image products.

There is a strong emphasis on the expert use of industry standard software and on professional practices to ensure that as a graduate you are industry ready.


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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

If you are a graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting and you are applying for BP117 Bachelor of Arts (Photography) you may be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed.

Articulation into BP117 Bachelor of Arts (Photography)
If you complete the Diploma of Photo Imaging with a GPA of 2, with a minimum Competent with Credit, and wish to articulate into the
BP117 Bachelor of Arts (Photography) you are guaranteed entry into the program and will be granted a total exemption of 96 credit points equal to 1 year full time study.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program, upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.


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Entrance requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline.

Applicants with post secondary work experience in this field will also be considered

Please refer to the VTAC guide for additional information.

International English language requirements
Refer to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/


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External accreditation and industry links

The Diploma of Photo Imaging is recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).  On successful completion of the Diploma of Photo Imaging graduates are entitled to apply for membership of the AIPP.

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is Australia's leading membership association for the professional photography community and student membership is available to those studying the Diploma of Photo Imaging at RMIT.  This enables students to attend AIP events and to enter national and international competitions. (Further information regarding AIP membership categories is available from the website http://www.aipp.com.au)

The Program Advisory Committee, a group of industry professionals reflecting the range of aspects of photimaging provide input and guidance to the development and delivery of this program. Courses within the program are taught by people with extensive industry experience and background


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMITwww.rmit.edu.au/myrmit
Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

*transition to tertiary study and learning 
*study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant 
*enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form
of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
*career development and employment 
*living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
*opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 
*opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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