Bachelor of Arts - Photography

RMIT University

This course integrates theoretical, conceptual and industry based models of photographic practice as they apply to the media and communication industry. Students actively engage in the production of images that speak to the vibrant cultural dynamic of contemporary image production and exchange. Students are challenged to produce work that responds to critical discourses in both local and global contexts and explore emerging technologies, while also analysing their own image making.

Course Fee:

International: $95,040

Entry Requirements:

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


In the Bachelor of Arts (Photography) program you will also have the opportunity to select from a wide range of electives within the School, as well as wider university electives. These choices will depend on your particular career path and personal interests. Learning and Teaching in the professional strand is focussed on project-driven studios that integrate and progressively develop your growing theoretical, practical and professional knowledge base. As you move through the degree you will increasingly direct your own learning and produce photographic projects with an academic and/or industry focus.

Subjects you can Study:

Digital imaging practice, Multimedia, Photographic history, Photographic theory, Photography, Social media, Studio imaging practice.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of RMIT's Diploma of Photo Imaging may be eligible to apply for exemptions.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include fashion photography, advertising photography, architectural photography, documentary, photojournalism, editorial, publishing, photo editing, post-production, and curating.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 3 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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