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Castlemaine Media School offers custom designed online and in-person short courses related to filmmaking, photography and design. Our teachers deliver powerful learning principles which enable you to leap ahead with your creative goals. 


Find a course that suits you.

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The convenience of learning from home


All our classes are currently run through live online Zoom classrooms. You can safely learn from the convenience of your own home.

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Small class sizes

We keep our classes small to allow each student personalised attention to help you understand and apply the concepts and tools being taught.

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Dedicated teachers


We are proud to have teachers with industry knowledge and expertise, who provide a hands approach and step by step learning approach. 

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We are based in Castlemaine

Our town is known for its creative workforce. We aim to support our local creative experts with teaching opportunities. We welcome students from all over Australia and overseas.

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Replay a live class


All our classes are recorded so that students can replay them throughout the series to revisit any information they need.

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Value for money

Exceptional value for money experience and opportunity. 


Composition 1

Start date                  1st October  2021

10am - 12.00pm                           Fridays 

4 sessions                                           $240

Learn 7 key principles of photo composition. Consistently  take stunning photos. Classes are great fun and gradually build your knowledge and ability over 4 weeks. Practice with feedback and mentoring.

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Documentary Filmmaking for Beginners

Start Date.                  20th October 2021

6:00pm - 8:00pm             Wednesdays 

8 sessions                                            $480

Make your first short documentary by learning step by step how to film, interview and edit your first film. Technically simple yet with a  sophisticated purposeful approach. Film and edit using simple equipment.

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Composition 1

Start Date                   25th October  2021

10am - 12.00pm                             Mondays

4 sessions                                               $240

Learn 7 key principles of photo composition. Consistently take stunning photos. Classes are great fun and gradually build your knowledge and ability over 4 weeks. Practice with feedback and mentoring.

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Start learning with us today

Find out more about which course might suit you best and enrol in the course of your choice.


We are thrilled that you are considering joining our school and look forward to seeing you in our classes.


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Luca was just brilliant. She created a safe, supportive & extremely knowledgeable environment in which to learn.

I came away with skills & confidence enabling me to take my photography to a whole new level.

Luca has instilled in me a lifelong love for learning


Libby Foubister

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I have completed both the beginners and intermediate courses than Luca runs and have found both to be a great introduction to the world of photography.

Both courses covered everything I wanted to know and I now have a brilliant knowledge base to build on my photography skills and the particular functions on my camera.

Matthew Feeney

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After doing the Photography Composition Course, I found my photography has improved immensely, even after the first session.

I gained a much better insight into the components of composition. I also got some valuable tips on how to get the most out of my camera and what to look for when taking a photo, particularly in nature.


Sarah McLean



I recently completed a documentary making course with Luca Royle. Having wanted for a long time to make documentaries but lacking the necessary skills, I turned up to the first class full of trepidation. Could I overcome my fear of this technology I was completely unfamiliar  with?

With Luca's enthusiasm and her clear step by step approach, it didn't take long before I was filming, editing and really enjoying the process of making my own documentaries/ 

Luca went beyond expectations. She was an extremely generous teacher, offering help beyond class time. I would highly recommend this course to anyone harbouring a desire to make documentaries. 

Christine McCue


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