Bachelor of Design in Photography

Bachelor of Design in Photography

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: June 30
Processing time: 36 days
Application fee: A$100
Intakes: March 11
International tuition: A$36,288
Domestic tuition: A$6,566

Program overview

Under the guidance of award-winning photographers and researchers, students develop knowledge and skills in traditional and expanded photography, screen-based media, video and moving image. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including darkrooms, specialist colour-managed computer labs and fully equipped photographic studios. Equipment is constantly upgraded to ensure that students only work with the best and latest devices. Students learn the collaborative skills required to work in a creative team and develop critical thinking skills to engage with social, cultural, technological and ethical contexts of image making. Global subjects introduce students to the world's leading photography organisations, while the public lecture program brings industry leaders on campus. With the supported supervised placement program, students also gain internship experience with leading photographers and industry organisations.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through the Universities Admissions Centre. Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Career opportunities

There are many career options for graduates across a range of sectors, such as photography for fashion, journalism, architecture or marketing. Some graduates start their careers as photography assistants for professional photographers, while others move into freelance work. Generally, graduates can expect to work in a number of capacities, including photo agencies, advertising, and cultural production, as a freelancer working for various clients, a fine arts practitioner, or an editorial photographer for news outlets, magazines and digital media. Many graduates combine a number of these careers.

Campus location

Sydney , Australia

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