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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Founded in 1887, RMIT has the oldest and most established photography program in the world.
Situated in the heart of vibrant Melbourne, this program facilitates learning in purpose-designed studios using up-to-date technology and digital photographic equipment.
This program integrates theoretical, conceptual and industry based models of photographic practice as they apply to the media and communication industry. You will actively engage in the production of images that speak to the vibrant cultural dynamic of contemporary image production and exchange. You will be challenged to produce work that responds to the critical discourses in both local and global contexts and you will explore emerging technologies, while also analysing and synthesising their relevance to your own image making.
As a professional practitioner with specialist knowledge in photography, you will have the awareness and skills to interpret and shape your field once you graduate. The areas that our graduates have moved into include; fashion, advertising architecture, documentary, photojournalism, editorial, publishing, photo editing, post- production, publishing, exhibition practice, curating and teaching.
This program has a selection task.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Learning will take place within project-based studio environments in which you will actively participate and develop skills in key contemporary photographic production processes.
Throughout the program students engage with broader critical analyses of the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts of photography.
You will experience a variety of learning and teaching approaches. They will include studio-based environments, production workshops, lectures and seminars. You will engage in individual and team-based projects where you will collaborate with others relevant to your practice from industries such as fashion, journalism, design, architecture, and music. You will be assessed through presentations, exhibitions, staff, peer and self-assessment.
In your final year you will be involved in a major project in a professional context. In this capstone course you will be engaged in the production of a body of original work that demonstrates your photographic direction. You will be guided by the lecturing staff and an industry mentor.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal. Additional assistance is available from the RMIT Study and Learning Centre.
RMIT photography is widely recognised for producing industry-ready graduates. We encourage students to take part in Work Industry Learning projects, competitions and industry placements, both in Australia and Internationally. In previous years students have worked with BMW, SanPellegrino, Virgin Australia, Melbourne Fashion Festival, Habitat for Humanity, and various other projects. Many of our students have won or been shortlisted for major photographic prizes.
All staff exhibit many years of teaching and industry experience. Guest lecturers and practitioners, including industry experts and program graduates, will contribute to courses through sharing their insight into their diverse photographic careers.
Industry mentorships form part of the program experience and will help you develop connections to the industry while you study.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional practice.
As a graduate of this program, you may choose to move into postgraduate study as well as have the opportunity to enter into one of the many diverse roles in photography and its related industries both here and overseas. As a professional practitioner with specialist knowledge in photography, you will have the knowledge and skills to interpret and shape your field once you graduate. The areas that our graduates have moved into include; fashion, advertising, architecture, documentary, photojournalism, editorial, publishing, photo editing, post-production, publishing, curation and teaching.
You may study overseas for a semester as an exchange or study abroad student in New York, Chicago, Paris, Amsterdam or the UK. One of the mobility programs we engage with each year is, YAAD, the Young Australian Ambassador Delegation. Students selected for this exchange are funded to study in China for one semester.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office (EAO) supports students in undertaking an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
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Combine your passions for creativity and photography
Learn all aspects of modern digital photography in the oldest and most established photography program in the world.