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Missed Open Day? Every Day is Open Day at PSC!

Posted by Social Media on 09/08/2018 5:42:00 PM


In case you missed our annual Open Day on Sunday 5 August, here are just some of the highlights that made it such an inspirational day for all who attended.
We had a full house exploring our creative campus and our visitors came from near and far - including Horsham!
There was a great energy throughout the day as our super students and staff shared all the reasons they love being part of our unique College here at PSC! 
Our Alumni Q&A session ‘Busting the myth: There are no jobs in photography?' was a great success!! 

Alumni Panel

As aspiring photographers we have all been told many times that there are no jobs in photography! Or, that there is no stability in a career as a creative! But this session, led by Course Director Daniel Boetker-Smith,  introduced our captivated audience to the diverse and exciting range of successful careers our Alumni have pursued since graduating. Each shared their journeys and the importance of the mentorship program, and the business and entrepreneurship subjects they studied throughout the Bachelor of Photography.  
They each shared stories of their busy lives as photographers and the importance of being proactive and open to all the many opportunities that present themselves. Social media and face-to-face networking stood out as a key factor to cultivating work. Each mentioned the importance of their enduring passion for photography and how amazing it is to wake up each day knowing they are doing something they love! 

alumniFront: Tom Goldner- Founder of The Fox Darkroom & Gallery, PSC Director Julie Moss, Taylor-Ferne Morris-Dance & Commercial Photographer, Liane Hurvitz-Fashion & Commercial Photographer, Michael Foxington-Fashion, Art & Portrait Photographer
BackAaron Cullen-Automotive Photographer, 
Scott McNaughton-Editorial Photographer & Photojournalist, Daniel Boetker-Smith (Academic Director)

The Student Experience session hosted by First-Year Convenor Sarina Lirosi, interviewed current students about what life is really like at PSC. Students spoke candidly of their own Open Day experiences. They highlighted the fact that PSC was smaller and specialised and how this was a real draw card when making their decision on where to study. They all agreed that being smaller makes for a more supportive and intimate environment.Pals

"At PSC the teachers know your names and you even get to share the kitchen with them"- Farley Morgan (current 1st year student).Our students spoke highly of the unique programs offered at PSC: 
- the mentorship program and the importance of being matched with a professional photographer
- the opportunity participate in the Obscura Photography Festival in Malaysia in 2nd year and to learn from
international photographers 
- to be part of the PSC Pals program. The Pals (made up of student volunteers) was created to build and support the student community through social events across all years. 
When asked from an audience member how they all felt about their future career prospects, students were unanimous in their confidence about their futures  'due to the industry connections and skills that PSC provides.'

The Print Shop with Peter Hadzipavlis was busy all day as Peter presented an overview of the Printshop@PSC and the services it provides. Peter highlighted the importance of printing and the differences between papers and surfaces that can really change the dynmaic of an image.


The Creative Work Feedback session led by our teachers provided our visitors an opportunity to meet with staff, have to chat and receive some helpful feedback on their photography. It was great to see such diverse and experimental work.


The PSC Studio@PSC has always been popular with our Open Day tours showcasing our top of the range facilities with its 6 shooting bays and our custom built cyclorama. We had some of our studnets demonstrating high-speed flash and fashion photography. It was great to have our visitors step in for the powder throw! Nice work!


A fun and successful Open Day 2018 enjoyed by all. A big thank you to our fabulous PSC team for making it a day full of energy and inspiration. And a special thanks to all our future students, friends and families who took the time to visit us! We look forward to having you as part of our creative community!



In case you missed out...every day is Open Day
at PSC. Book your own personalised PSC tour and consultation to check us out and find the right course for you!






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