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Develop your artistic, academic or professional aspirations with a photography degree from Griffith. Photography strongly influences the way we express ourselves, how we perceive the world, and the forming of public opinion. Our degree prepares students for a professional career, teaching you what it takes to make it as a photographer, and how to turn your creative passion into a rewarding business.

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Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the 2017 Uni Reviews rankings

Study photography at Griffith

Interrogate and challenge the meaning of the image, notions of authorship, and the medium itself, through speculative, innovative and informed practice.

Led by internationally recognised experts in the fields of lens-based practice, curatorial practice and critical theory, students will receive a grounding in historical and current lens-based practices (still and moving images), complemented by an in-depth exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of the medium and the subjects it addresses.

Study in a creative and collaborative environment with access to cutting-edge facilities. You’ll engage in learning activities that are structured to develop your own critical understandings of photography’s dynamic role in influencing the world around us, and you’ll gain insights around harnessing that knowledge to shape and enhance your own individual practice.

Choose from the following Photography majors:

Documentary Photography

Develops critical thinking and practical skills to navigate the complex and dynamic landscapes of journalism, visual communication and social justice organisations. Versed in the traditional story-telling methodologies of photojournalism, you will expand your visual narrative repertoire into video, multimedia, publishing and transmedia storytelling.

Photographic Art Practice

Encourages you to recognise, reflect and represent your world through lens-based media. With a focus on contemporary art discourses you will refine visual strategies through active research methodologies and discipline to produce unique outcomes.

Advertising Photography

Challenges current trends and the status quo, cultivating a future ready ‘creative’ who is not only technically proficient and capable of adapting to new technologies but is also ethically, socially and culturally conscious. You will emerge with confidence to work as an innovative photographer within the broadening landscape of the advertising and commercial industries.

Practical experience

Take up exciting work placements to build your portfolio and cultivate important industry contacts and networks. Get professional publishing experience through The Argus, a non-profit, student-run, visual journalism magazine; or learn about professional photographic-quality printing through our LiveImage commercial arm. You can also gain credit towards your degree while enjoying exciting cultural experiences and advancing your professional skills on one of our many international photography study tours.

Exhibitions and artist talks

Attend on-campus exhibitions, guest lectures, master classes and artist talks. Exhibit and sell your work in our Queensland College of Art galleries.

5-Star Rated

Creative Arts at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Dylan Crawford and Lilly McKenzie

QCA Photography student Dylan Crawford and Journalism student Lilly McKenzie have earned a 2018 Walkley Young Journalist of the Year nomination in the Student Journalist category. The pair signed onto the Griffith University Student Media Centre at the GC2018 Commonwealth Games and discovered a group of Indigenous protesters had set up camp near Surfers Paradise. Their initiative paid off when they were the only journalists on the ground reporting from the actual protest site. Their resulting story and photographs were published in the Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times, ultimately earning them this nomination. The 2018 Walkley Mid-Year Awards will be held in Sydney on July 18 2018.

Dylan Crawford and Journalism student Lilly McKenzie

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Over 600 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Graduate with essential skills and industry connections

As a Griffith photography graduate, you'll know how to use visual media in all its forms

This is the beginning of your journey. Our graduates win international accolades for their creativity, motivation and professional approach, but the key to graduate success is applying the transferable skills and knowledge gained at Griffith to an ever-widening scope of professions including:

  • The arts
  • Film and communication industries
  • Advertising and Design
  • Fashion
  • Commercial advertising
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Non-government agencies
  • Consultancy and policy-development roles
  • Education
  • Research
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