Learn the skills and the creative art of photography. Develop your knowledge of photographic theory. Photography is the crucial medium of our age. Apply to study a Photography course at Deakin.
Focus on developing the professional skills, technical proficiency and creative self-expression required for a successful career in photography with Deakin’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography). You’ll gain a range of tools required for work as a professional photographer while developing a portfolio of work to show potential employers. You will also critically engage with the discipline to grasp the crucial place of the medium in visual culture today, and in history.
During the course you’ll focus on portfolio creation, project management, visual communication, experimental practices, exhibition and online collaboration. Working in our professionally-equipped facilities, you’ll also learn about chemical and digital imaging in diverse photographic formats.
Production techniques include digital photography, digital montage, conceptualisation, conceptual approaches and virtual realities. Production activities are designed to develop visual and digital literacy and photo compositing software skills with an emphasis on high quality output and presentation for screen and print.
Multi-disciplinary teaching staff will guide you through a combination of lectures, practical workshops and demonstrations, class tutorials, critique sessions, gallery visits and projects. Guest speakers deliver regular presentations, and you’ll get a chance to undertake fieldwork and industry visits as well as publically exhibiting your own works. You may also choose to enrich your studies with international study tours and internships.
The skills you gain can be applied to roles in a range of creative and commercial settings. Career opportunities exist in the media, arts, art production, tourism, cultural and entertainment industries. You can also choose to combine your degree with education studies and become qualified to teach photography.
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