CUA50915 - Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which regulates education in Australia, all students who successfully complete this course will receive a nationally accredited Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging and graduate as a professional photographer.

CUA50915 – Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging has a minimum requirement of 17 units of competency. Three core units of competency plus fourteen elective units of competency. The units of competency selected by The Photography Institute for this qualification can be viewed below:

Core Units

CUAPHI501 Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice

CUAPHI502 Research and apply photo imaging trends

CUAPHI513 Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Elective Units

CUAPHI503 Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

CUADIG508 Refine digital art techniques

CUAPPR404 Develop self as artist

CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work

CUAPHI505 Produce commercial photo images

CUAPHI506 Provide photographic portrait services

CUAPHI511 Make illustrative photo images for publication and display

CUAPHI507 Produce media photo images

CUAACD512 Work with Photomedia in creative practice

CUAIND402 Provide freelance services

CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work

CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images

CUAPHI402 Apply photoimaging lighting techniques

CUAPHI403 Enhance Manipulate and output photo images

The course has a myriad of articles and engaging activities from understanding exposure, creative techniques for composing different types of photos, to interesting assignments that put what you learn into practice. Speaking from experience, things just get better each step of the way with the culmination of earning the certificate.

Kenneth Chan

Wantirna South, VIC

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