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Photography - unit set code MJ-A000049

Burwood (Melbourne)


The Photography major sequence is based around creative, critical and professional practice. Students can choose to develop their artistic, academic or professional aspirations.
Level 1 introduces students to the basics of photographic techniques and practice and to the history of photography with respect to Australian and international artists. Using analog and digital technologies, students explore the uses of referent-based and non-referent based images as social and cultural artefacts.
Level 2 introduces a range of professional analog and digital photographic formats, darkroom and studio environments as well as the application of photographic imagery in virtual and collaborative environments at a global level. Students also engage in the discourse that surrounds contemporary photographic practice.
Level 3 introduces students to a range of alternative analog and digital photographic formats and their application in creative practice. Students are strongly encouraged to experiment, research and develop their own conceptual and aesthetic sensibilities. The work undertaken at this level is applicable to exhibition, installation, multimedia, and collaborative productions and provides a strong basis for further postgraduate studies and professional practice.

Level 1

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACM101 Still Images  

ACM102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1  

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

Select 2 credit points from the following:


Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  **


Trimester 1

ACM328 Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice  


Trimester 2

ACM335 Studio and Professional Photography  


Students who have completed ACM235 must complete ACM307. Please contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries.   


** ALX321 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of 6 units in the specific discipline major sequence. Students also require permission from the discipline supervisor.

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