Photographic Imaging College

Photographic Imaging College (PIC)

Photographic Imaging College (PIC) was established since 1982 and is based in Preston at the Northern College of the Arts & Technology (NCAT).  The college offers both a Certificate IV in Photo Imaging, and a Diploma in Photo Imaging. 

Students studying at PIC get a holistic education on photography and a kick start within their photographic career.  PIC gives students a hands on technical approach to both analogue and digital Photo Imaging, and students leave PIC with an accomplished folio to present for future employment or tertiary education within the Arts/Photography.

This course is perfect for domestic VCE students:

  • Who are passionate about Photography
  • Wanting to build a Folio to receive employment within the industry
  • Wanting to create a Folio to continue their education in the Arts / Photography
  • To encourage disengaged students to find their creative outlet.


PIC is government funded, so both the Certificate IV & Diploma have no Tuition Fees.

There is a materials levy which covers all consumables, film, equipment, studio hire, colour and Black & white darkrooms:

  •  1st year under 21 $2950 (Certificate IV)
  • 2nd year under 21 $3250 (Diploma)


Students who require more information are encouraged to contact PIC at, or view the website at Photographic Imaging College (PIC)