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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Arts (Photography)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code077371C
Deakin course codeA352

New course commenced 2013.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) is a comprehensive program that will appeal to students who wish to develop clarity of personal vision as photographers in a diverse field of contemporary media. It is designed to refine critical understanding of the wider aspects of visual culture and to develop transferable skills.

 

Photography is a global, pervasive visual culture practiced in journalism, fine art, social media, fashion, advertising, cinema and web design, and serves diverse purposes in science, medicine, criminology, anthropology, travel and tourism.

 

This course provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the theories, techniques and practices of the discipline of photography, whilst building pragmatic skills in a range of adjunct creative arts to connect theory and practice. You will gain an understanding of how photography enables us to comprehend and visualise our social and cultural formation.

 
The course will build your expertise and competencies in the areas of exhibition, portfolio creation, project management, visual communication and online collaboration. You will learn both chemical and digital imaging in diverse photographic formats in professionally equipped facilities and work alongside academics who are expert active media practitioners, and with visiting, special guest and casual academic staff. Collaboration across disciplines, and opportunities to undertake internships and international study enable you to develop multiple skills and expertise for professional practice and entrepreneurship, and prepare you for the opportunities and challenges of photography, media and the creative industries.

Pathways

This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines.  Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives.  Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives.  There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.

On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career.  Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision.  Further honours information.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) a student must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 12 credit points of core units
  • 12 credit points of electives
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1
  • no more than 8 credit points outside the Faculty of Arts and Education

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Course structure

Photography core units

Level 1

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACM101 Still Images  

ACM102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1  

 

Trimester 2

ACV110 Texts and Images 1: Ways of Seeing, Reading and Telling Stories  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACM203 Photographic Practice  

ACM204 Contemporary Photography  

ACM207 Advanced Imaging  

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ACM202 Advanced Digital Imaging  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACM328 Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice  

ACC308 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science  

 

Trimester 2

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

ACM335 Studio and Professional Photography  

Electives

In choosing electives, students are encouraged to consider taking a major sequence or individual units from the following Creative Arts major sequences listed in:

 

Animation

Drama

Film Studies

Visual Arts

Visual Communication Design

Dance

 

The following unit is also available as an elective option:

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

 

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  

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Other Course Information

Assessment

Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises and tests.

 

Cross-institutional arrangements
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Services.

 

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