Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|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|
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.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
- 15 credit points of core units
- 9 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
|ACC100||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACI102||Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1|
|ACI103||Thinking Photography: History, Theory and Cultural Context|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
|ACI202||Advanced Digital Imaging|
|ACI205||Lighting Design 1: Natural and Artificial Lighting|
|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|
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Other Course Information
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.