RMIT University

Bachelor of Arts (Photography)

RMIT University (RTO 3046)
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3 yearsfull-time
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Why study this course

This course prepares students for a career in professional photography through practical, theoretical and conceptual investigations. Students develop a broad range of capabilities relevant to the creative and commercial photographic industries. The first year enables students to gain a solid technical grounding in core photographic techniques, materials, concepts, theories and processes. In second year, students choose their studies from a diverse range of genres in professional photography. In the final year of the course, students are guided through their own independent study to develop their ideas and extend their skills within the area of photographic specialisation they have chosen. Graduates can work in a broad range of disciplines across the photographic and communication industries.

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above; OR
  • Completion of at least two units of study at undergraduate level

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Melbourne City

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, RMIT University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Arts (Photography)
RMIT University
(1 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Arts (Photography)RMIT University
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
In-fighting within staff that was so jaded with both the industry and the world of education that any semblance of gumption was devoted to cynicism. When I left, the course was caught in a weird place where it wanted to be both fine art and commercial leaning, which are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum - even though there is a dedicated fine arts photography course. Business lectures were pointless, how to quote and price yourself was an extra after hours lecture (that was only added after the fact) and only covered the wedding photography industry. I've met students from the RMIT Photography TAFE, they're much better equipped and prepared for the world of commercial photography. It's been some time since I graduated, but if that course remained the same, I recommend considering them. It's a shorter course, with better camaraderie and in the long run less debt.
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Bachelor of Arts (Photography)

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Bachelor of Arts (Photography)