RMIT University
RMIT University
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Bachelor of Arts (Photography)

Bachelor Degree

Course description

Duration
3 years
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
February
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.

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Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date
Melbourne City

On-campus (full-time)

3 years

February

Course details

Entry requirements

Year 12; OR Certificate IV

LocationVictoria
Next start dateFebruary
Duration3 years
Study modeOn-campus
Education institutionRMIT University
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Student reviews of Visual Arts and Crafts courses

Student reviews of RMIT University courses
9
Student review published July 2018
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
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.
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
Completion date2014
Study modeOn-campus
The lecturers and technicians made this course really enjoyable and I picked up many skills that I am now using in my current workplace. I do think that there could be more emphasis on finding workplace opportunities for students while studying
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Photography
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
The course was not industry relevant at all. The teachers were not supportive and the content not relevant to the current photography industry.
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours)
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
The course was therapeutic. Highly recommended for anyone who feels restricted in their creativity or stuck in a rut. Staff very helpful and the course gives total freedom to pursue the topics which interest you.
Student review published July 2018
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
There were draw backs. Materials are relatively expensive so there are some out of pocket fees. You have good resources though and about 60% of the teachers are really helpful. The course is intensive being about 20-25 hours a week so if you have to pay the bills this is also hard. Content is good but starts with very fundamental skills and you do have to fill a lot of briefs.
Student review published July 2018
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
I really enjoyed my time at RMIT, the teachers were great, helpful, experienced. The work was practical and relevant. Really got to express our own individuality. Always felt like we had a voice, with the positive and negatives.
Student review published July 2018
CourseCertificate IV in Photo Imaging
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
I gained more skills overall good experience and greet teachers and I especially enjoyed the practical sessions
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Photography
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
It was an extremely unprofessional and unorganised course. There was absolutely no help in finding work related to the course afterwards. There was also no help for exchange programs or general student support within the course. There was extremely impractical expectations on students financial situation also and no understanding of personal circumstance. The only positive I can find is that the tutors were mostly well informed and interesting however not necessarily helpful. I would like to think that these issues were a reflection of the course not the university as a whole.
Student review published May 2018
CourseDiploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
The resources are great. Studio access and all the equipment is fantastic.

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Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent with Units 3 & 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English other than EAL; OR completion of a Certificate IV or above.

Students must complete and submit a photography pre-selection kit.

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