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Photomedia Major


A unique major that combines production and critical analysis of still images. It encourages students to become critically aware of visual languages, and at the same time explore creative approaches to photography.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Students are required to complete the following eleven units (165 credit points):

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
VIS1303Introduction to Drawing15
PHO2140Context and the Choreographed Image15
PHO1125Camera Work and Lighting15
PHO2102Photomedia Aesthetics and Histories15
VIS1401Contemporary Art: Exploring Body, Time and Place15
PHO2103Studio Work15
PHO2105Photo Work15
PHO2201Images and Narratives15
CCA2150Identity and Culture15
PHO3120Reconfigured Images15
Plus, students are required to complete one unit from the following (15 credit points):
PHO3201 ^Photojournalism and Editorial Practice15
PHO3316 ^Landscape: Space and Place15
PHO3320 ^International photojournalism and documentary photography30

NOTE: PHO3320 is run in Bangladesh and for Summer School only. This unit is subject to quota, by application and invitation only. Please contact the unit set coordinator for more information.

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt specialised knowledge and skills to create and implement a variety of photomedia content in projects to encompass diverse contexts, styles, and genres.
  2. Demonstrate initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving, and decision making processes to manage the workflow of digital photomedia projects in accordance with industry demands.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in depth of the specialised equipment and materials in relation to the principles of photomedia production.
  4. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning through reflective analysis in relation to addressing the requirements of professional photomedia practice.
  5. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve problems when utilising photographic equipment and materials in order to creatively present projects.
  6. Integrate technical, theoretical, and interpretive perspectives to the production and consumption of photomedia in a range of genres.
  7. Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge to identify relevant content in order to develop, refine, and present photomedia projects.
  8. Successfully communicate knowledge and ideas through the production of professional photomedia content using practical and conceptual skills.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

This major prepares students for work in a number of areas that involve photography.

Possible future job titles

Photographer, Photojournalist, Photo Editor, Commercial Illustrative Photographer, Commercial Industrial Photographer, Photographic Artist

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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