Undergraduate major

Photography

Develop your skills as a creative image creator with this course, which blends theoretical and practical photography and digital imaging skills.

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Murdoch code

MJ-PHT

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

Photographers create the images that define our world and record our time. Our Photography course blends theoretical and practical skills in photography and digital imaging, so you learn to create powerful and effective images for a range of audiences and genres.

In this course, you’ll learn from industry professionals, developing a thorough understanding of critical photographic design and theory and the changing nature of the creative industries.

You will develop your practical photography skills with hands-on experience working on a wide range of photographic graphic design projects, and build the contemporary network and marketing skills necessary to succeed as a creative producer.

You will also build career skills, such as working to a creative brief, developing a professional approach to client liaison and managing projects.

7 reasons to study Photography at Murdoch

  • Work with real organisations on real projects, and complete internships through our Work Integrated Learning program.
  • Get more real-world experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH and work on real projects with real companies.
  • Be taught by industry professionals in photography with many years of experience to pass onto you.
  • Build a portfolio of creative works throughout your degree, which you can use to showcase your creative potential to future employers.
  • At Murdoch, you’ll develop an entrepreneurial attitude, client consultation skills, critical thinking and the ability to adapt - so you can action your ideas.
  • Showcase your creative work through local, national or even global competitions putting you in front of industry eyes and allowing you to make connections with potential future employers.
  • Study two majors in three years and graduate with two specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • photographic technique
  • digital imaging and design
  • studio and lighting
  • visual literacy
  • documentary photography.

Your future career

When you graduate, you’ll be well suited to careers in a range of industries and fields such as fashion, publications, advertising, professional photographic agencies, corporations, art, journalism, government and more.

Careers could include:

  • Photo Journalist
  • Content Producer
  • Professional Photographer
  • Freelance Image Producer
  • Professional Artist.

Professional recognition

Upon entering the industry you can apply to join various industry associations such as Australian Accredited Professional Photographers (AAPP), CAMS Photographer Accreditation Program or the Australian Photographers Association (APA).

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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