Course Details


Bachelor Degree

Study Load

Part Time

Study Mode

In Class

Course Location

Western Australia

Murdoch University

Bachelor of Creative Media in Photography

Photographers create the images that define our world and record our time. A major in Photography equips students with industry-standard skills and aesthetic knowledge to create powerful and effective images for a range of audiences and genres.

You’ll learn through a wide range of project-based activities to develop practical and technical skills such as advanced camera technique, lighting skills in both the studio and on location, workflow management, image editing, and printing to a professional standard.

This hands-on course also integrates theory with practice, so you will develop your visual literacy, deepening your understanding of the social, cultural, and ethical implications of image making.

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the changing nature of the creative industries and build career skills necessary to succeed as a creative producer, such as developing a professional approach to freelancing and consulting. As well as learning about best industry practice, you’ll be supported to develop your individual style and build a professional portfolio. Third year students may also have the opportunity for a professional industry placement.

Want to broaden your skills? You can choose to undertake a double major with another Creative Media discipline such as Graphic DesignScreen Production, or a range of majors in Creative Media and Communication.

3 reasons to study Photography at Murdoch

  1. Get more real-world experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH and work on real projects with real companies.
  2. Build a well-developed portfolio of your work as you complete your degree, so you’ll have projects to show your future employers.
  3. Develop an entrepreneurial attitude, client consultation skills, critical thinking and the ability to adapt – so you can action your ideas.

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 techniques
  • Digital imaging and design
  • Studio and lighting skills
  • 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 advertising and marketing, fashion, media and communications, and more. Careers could include:

  • Photojournalist
  • Content Producer
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Event Photographer
  • Professional Artist
  • Creative Director

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

Professional recognition

Upon entering industry application can be made to join various industry associations such as AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers), CAMS Media (Photography) Accreditation Program or APS (Australian Photographic Society).