Photography (Bachelor of Creative Arts)



Through this course, you will study photography as a 21st century tool for connectivity. Accessing professional-grade facilities and equipment, you will develop skills in:

  • chemical and digital imaging
  • portfolio creation
  • project management
  • visual communication
  • experimental practices
  • exhibition and online collaboration

Our experienced industry 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 group projects

Guest speakers and professional practitioner presentations are a regular feature within this course and students also undertake fieldwork, industry visits and exhibitions of their own works.

Learn about the history, theory and culture of photography, and sharpen your skills through studying still and digital images, lighting design and photographic practice.

Get hands-on experience by exhibiting and showcasing your work in Deakin’s own gallery spaces, as well as through participating in external festivals, exhibitions and award programs.

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Key information

Unit set code

MJ-A317003 (major)

Career outcomes

Photography graduates are equipped to pursue careers as professional practitioners throughout the arts and commercial sectors. Our graduates have moved into career opportunities in roles and fields including:

  • independent fine arts practitioner
  • event and sports photographer
  • commercial portraiture
  • fashion or product photographer
  • community-based arts
  • gallery director or assistant

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To complete a Major sequence in Photography complete the eight (8) units as specified below

  • Analogue Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Advanced Digital Studio
  • Darkroom Practices
  • Photographic Storytelling
  • Photographic Lighting and Lens
  • Studio Research
  • Imaging: Post-Production to Print and Screen
  • Note: Incompatible with the Analogue Practices and Digital Practice minor sequence