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Frequently Asked Questions


Will the lecturer talk about my particular camera?
In each introductory course on several key parts the lecturer will ensure that every attendee can find the most important controls on their own camera. If your questions are not answered during the formal component of the course you will get an opportunity to have any question answered in the Q&A section of the course.
How large are the classes?
Our introduction to course normally has 14-16 students.
Our software classes have 5-6 students, and our photographic experience and master classes have between 5-8 students.
Can I have a one to one class?
One to one classes are available where you can set the agenda as well as the times. Please contact our media school direct so we can discuss your particular needs.
Does michaels media school organise corporate classes?
We have a range of options for your corporation. Please contact the michaels corporate department and we can arrange a bespoke class to your own needs. Please note our main lecturers all hold a current TAA certificate IV in training and assessment.
How much do the courses cost?
Pricing of each course is detailed together with the course description.
If you purchased your Compact, SLR or Video camera from Michaels, you will most likely be entitled to a complimentary place to whichever of the introductory courses is applicable to your camera. You may bring a second attendee at a special price.
How can I pay for my course?
Either book or pay on-line via the link on the class page or come into our store and see one of our consultants.
How often are the classes held?
Our media school is open every day and has three purpose built classrooms.
We run classes seven days a week as well as some evenings.
The class page will have a timetable link that should show available spaces.
Note: when the class is full it no longer shows on the timetable
What is the cost of a second attendee?
Providing they come with you to the same session, and you are sharing use of the same camera during the class, a second person can attend either the Compact, SLR or Video camera courses for the special price of $49.
If however, they wish to attend a different session, or bring their own camera, they will need to pay the full course fee.
A second attendee price is only applicable to some introductory courses.
Where are the courses held?
All courses are held in the michaels media school class rooms / lecture theatres located on Level 1 of the Michaels Building, on the corner of Elizabeth & Lonsdale Streets, in the heart of Melbourne.
What standard are our lecturers?
All of our lecturers are professionals in their field, be it photography or videography.
Can I bring my child?
Our objective is to provide a learning environment for all participants.
Past experience has shown that participants who have brought toddlers and younger children have been distracted and fellow participants have commented that they too have been distracted.