Study both digital and analogue formats of photography, along with developing a working knowledge of lighting equipment through to dark-room technologies. We focus on creative and critical practice, giving you the opportunity to develop your artistic, academic or professional aspirations.

CAPTURE photography prize

Are you a photography enthusiast studying VCE or emerging artist aged 17 – 25? Why not submit your work into ‘Capture’ to see where your talent could lead you?

Finalists will participate in ‘Capture’ the exhibition at Sally Walker Gallery – Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus. This gives you the opportunity to have your work showcased in a professional environment.

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Photography courses

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Folio Information evenings

Visit our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront campuses in September to learn about the folio requirements for courses within the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Hear about the courses that require folio submission and gain handy tips and insights to enhance and develop your folio. Find out from our staff what you should look out for when submitting a folio, and how best to present your work in an online environment.

Research with us

Got a great insight into the world of photography that no-one’s thought of before? Take on a higher degree by research with us.

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Our community

Find out what’s going on in the creative arts at Deakin.

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Special guest photographers

You’ll get to work alongside academics who are expert active media practitioners, as well as with visiting, special guest and casual academic staff.

Career opportunities

Images are powerful and cross cultural boundaries. Make a career of bringing your unique perspective to the world. Career paths include:

  • Advertising 
  • Cinema and web design
  • Fashion
  • Graphic design
  • Visual communication design
  • Fine art 
  • Journalism 
  • Social media
  • Freelancing

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