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Photography (Mass Communication)

Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) - BA(Curtin) - STRU-PHOTO Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley, Mauritius or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Design photography covers all aspects of the visual medium while focusing on the 'photographer as designer'.

It is a field witnessing rapid transformation with the advent of new and continually evolving digital image capture and production technologies. These technologies and production processes are key areas of study and investigation within this major, with emphasis on design principles and practice.

What the course involves:

As part of the Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication), this stream develops your competencies in technical, mechanical, cultural and aesthetic aspects of photography and their interdependence.

This major provides a variety of vocational competencies in evolving digital modes of production and dissemination, as well as the practical application of communication theory and design principles.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency, or a TAFE diploma.

Those with a Diploma of Mass Communication from Central TAFE may receive recognition of prior learning equivalent to one year (200 credits).


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

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Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Photographer

Why Photography (Mass Communication)?

  • The course is technology-centred and will give you real opportunities to work with commercial-level equipment and produce work for print, radio, film and television
  • You can build your portfolio of work experience and meet industry professionals.