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What will I learn?

The Photography Major integrates theory and practice through an applied study of photography to provide the creative and artistic tools necessary for emerging photographers. You will take hands-on production classes that expand your knowledge in a collaborative environment. Our program is structured to guide you from introductory to advanced photography practices. We offer a range of courses to ensure a holistic knowledge of the craft of photography.

Why study this major?

Photographers play an important role in capturing the images of our times. The power of an image cannot be underestimated. The Photography Major gives you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to create powerful images now and into the future.

You will develop your practical skills through hands-on experiences, including working with community groups and other organisations, culminating in a public exhibition of your works.

Your portfolio of work will cover genres and styles that effectively communicate with people in a variety of contexts. Your portfolio will also be an effective advertisement for your creativity and skills as you begin your chosen career.

Combining a major in Photography with a second Major or Minor, such as Journalism, Film & Screen Production, Social Justice or Environmental Management, will provide you with a skill set that will open up a number of employment opportunities.

Skills such as working to a creative brief, collaboration, critical thinking, objective analysis, constructive feedback, and successful management of workflow and time pressures will also stand you in good stead with employers.

The Bachelor of Arts majoring in Photography can be studied as part of a double degree. Graduates can later undertake a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Career opportunities

  • Photographer: news, sport, travel, fashion, scientific, advertising, portrait
  • Photojournalist
  • Advertising art director
  • Multimedia specialist

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,95,160) per year
Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,


Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no individual band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no individual band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 21 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.