Photomedia focuses on the full range of visual art practices that make up contemporary photomedia. You will be equipped with creative skills relevant to all aspects of this dynamic and expanding area, in particular to contemporary visual arts practice.

Photomedia emphasises conceptual and practical investigations through projects designed to foster individual interpretations and aesthetic development, and to promote the acquisition of technical skills and enhance your engagement with research. Photomedia includes instruction in digital photomedia and chemical photography. Study options cover a cross-section of photomedia investigations: photomedia-installation including the still and moving image; documentary photography; experimental and contemporary practice using analogue and digital technologies. Each study option includes its own specialised theoretical concerns and techniques.

Study plan

First year is a mixture of interdisciplinary subjects that develop your theoretical and critical awareness of contemporary art practice. From second year on you undertake a 12-credit point photomedia major unit of study each semester. The major study is combined with a 6-credit point elective to enable you to further tailor your study to desired outcomes. You are also required to complete a 6-credit point critical studies unit each semester.

Graduate opportunities

Photomedia graduates become practicing artists, including photographers and multimedia designers. They also establish careers in a wide range of art, design and culture related fields including: art education, arts administration, arts writing, curating, public art, digital imaging, commercial photography, film, animation, the multimedia industry and publishing.

Further study for major

Eligible students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) or postgraduate coursework study in studio art. Honours graduates are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research.

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