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  • Objectives
    Design photography covers all aspects of the visual medium while focusing on the ‘photographer as designer'. It is a field witnessing rapid transformation with the advent of new and continually evolving digital image capture and production technologies. These technologies and production processes are key areas of study and investigation within this major, with emphasis on design principles and practice. As part of the Bachelor of Arts (Design), this major will develop your competencies in technical, mechanical, cultural and aesthetic aspects of photography and the interdependence of these. The major provides for a variety of vocational and further needs, from competencies in the continually evolving digital modes of production and dissemination, to the practical application of communication theory and design principles.
  • Entry requirements
    You will need to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. Please see Humanities' portfolio requirements for details.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Design)(Photography)
  • Course description
    Design Photography Major (Bachelor of Arts (Design))

    Introduction

    Design photography is a contemporary communication medium and practice that sees the photographer as a designer who is intrinsically linked and capable of managing every part of the design, conceptualisation and production process. Photography is a fieldwitnessing rapid transformation with the advent of new and continually evolving digital image capture and production technologies. These technologies and production processes are key areas of study and investigation within the program, with emphasis on design principles and practice.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates find ready employment in professional design, advertising, public relations and marketing firms, television and radio stations, publishing industries, public sector organisations, manufacturing firms and local government.

    Course Structure                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 2 Semester 1

    10006       v.3           Design in Context 291                                          3.0     25.0
    303427     v.3           Design Photography (Introduction) 291               3.0     25.0
    306956     v.1           Visual Communication 291                                   4.0     25.0
    308439     v.1           Design Typography 291                                       2.0     12.5
    308440     v.1           Design Image Techniques 291                             2.0     12.5
                                                                                                                           100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    10007       v.3           Design in Context 292                                         3.0     25.0
    303436     v.3           Design Photography (Advanced) 292                  3.0     25.0
    306959     v.1           Visual Communication 292                                   4.0     25.0
    308443     v.1           Design Typography 292                                       2.0     12.5
    308444     v.1           Design Image Techniques 292                             2.0     12.5
                                                                                                                          100.0

    Year 3 Semester 1

    10008       v.3           Design Management 391                                     2.0     25.0
    303451     v.3           Design Photography Specialism 391                    3.0     25.0
    305779     v.1           Visual Communication Practice 391                      3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 1 OPTION                                                          25.0
                                                                                                                          100.0

    Year 3 Semester 2
    303454     v.3           Design Photography Specialism 392                     3.0     25.0
    305780     v.1           Visual Communication Practice 392                       3.0     25.0
    308447     v.1           Design Methods 392                                             3.0     25.0
          OR
    10010       v.4           Design Reflective Practice 392                               3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 1 OPTION                                                            25.0
                                                                                                                            100.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    301551     v.2           Multimedia Design Introduction 291                         3.0     25.0
    301584     v.2           Internet Design Introduction 291                             3.0     25.0
    306957     v.1           Graphic Design Practice 291-2                                  3.0     25.0
    306962     v.1           Graphic Design Practice 391-2                                  3.0     25.0
    306968     v.1           Creative Illustration 391                                           3.0     25.0
    306969     v.1           Creative Illustration 392                                           3.0     25.0
    306972     v.1 *        Creative Advertising Design Process 292                 3.0     25.0
    306973     v.1 *        Creative Advertising Design
                                    - Copywriting and Art Direction Workshop 292         3.0     25.0
    306975     v.1 *           Creative Advertising Design Practice 391              3.0     25.0

    #              Only a selection of optional units will be available each semester
    *              Advertising units can only be taken with a creative advertising theory prerequisite
    N1              As an alternate to these optional units, students may undertake elective units selected in consultation with their Course Coordinator

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