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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Photography)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||077371C|
|Deakin course code||A352|
New course commenced 2013.
Photography is at the heart of contemporary visual culture. It is a medium of documentation and illusion, communication and artistic self-expression. Within the fine arts and commercial applications, media and social networks our lives have become so interconnected through photography that it is hard to imagine a world without it. More than any generation before we are also photographic makers - capturing and sharing the moments in our lives, promoting our ideas and expressing our points of view through images.
The photography programme at Deakin University is about creativity and reflective engagement with the medium, technical proficiency, self-expression and realising the career and academic aspirations of each student.
Our new Photography course is fresh and exciting with state of the art equipment and facilities that encompass the breadth of analog/chemical, digital, experimental and cross-media photographic practices in an engaging programme which reflects upon the theoretical, historical and the contemporary fine art and cultural dimensions of the medium.
Multi-disciplinary teaching staff / practitioners and technical support staff will guide and encourage you through a combination of lectures, practical workshops and demonstrations, class tutorials and critique sessions, gallery visits, solo and collaborative based projects. Guest speakers and professional practitioner presentations are a regular feature within the programme and students also undertake fieldwork and industry visits and exhibitions of their own works. Students also have the opportunity to enrich their studies with a variety of options for international study tours and work placement internships.
When you study Photography at Deakin you will also discover an exciting range of inter-disciplinary options and clear pathways to post-graduate research in an academy which nurtures creative practice, critical and conceptual thinking and the vocational skills required for fine arts and commercial career pathways aimed at maximising the student’s individual potential.
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.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ACC100||Creative Communications Practice|
|ACI102||Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1|
|ACI103||Thinking Photography: History, Theory and Cultural Context|
|ACC101||Creativity, Imagination and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
|ACI205||Lighting Design 1: Natural and Artificial Lighting|
|ACI202||Advanced Digital Imaging|
|ACI302||Lighting Design 2|
|ACI303||New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science|
|ACI301||Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice|
|ACI304||Folio and Professional Presentation|
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.
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.