Develop your artistic, academic or professional photography aspirations through critical and creative practice. You’ll explore both digital and analogue formats to build technical proficiency and visual literacy, with an emphasis on high-quality output.

Career opportunities

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

  • advertising
  • cinema and web design
  • fashion
  • fine art
  • freelancing
  • graphic design
  • journalism
  • social media
  • visual communication design.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Showcase your creativity with a folio application

Our Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) course requires you to submit a folio of work alongside your application.

Learn more about submitting your portfolio application
Download our pocket guide of folio inspiration and tips (PDF, 2.8MB)

Our community

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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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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.

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