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Bachelor of Communication and Media Major Professional Photography

Bachelor of Communication and Media Major Professional Photography (BCNM)
CRICOS: 093872D

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only offered via online study.

Overview

  • The Professional Photography major is available in USQ’s Bachelor of Communication and Media.
  • The major is designed for students who wish to learn how to produce quality photographic work for the communications and media industries.
  • Learn skills for a career in photography, and develop your knowledge of action and events coverage; sports photography; fashion and street photography; scientific and forensic photography; aerial and drone photography; landscape and nature; time lapse photography; portraiture; and fine art photography.
  • Internships in third-year courses provide opportunities for professional practice in industry.
  • You will develop a professional portfolio of images to showcase your skills to future employers.

Career outcomes

  • The Photography major will enable graduates to become photographic practitioners across a range of communications and media sectors.
  • Take your photographic skillset to a professional career in journalism, advertising, public relations, or marketing.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x 8-unit Professional Photography major 8
1 x second 8-unit major from Bachelor of Communication and Media*
or 2 x 4-unit minors from Bachelor of Communication and Media*
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x approved courses
8
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major or minors can be selected from the Bachelor of Communication and Media or from another USQ undergraduate program such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business and Commerce, Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Science.

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22880
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 093872D

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

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