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Bachelor of Communication and Media (Professional Photography)

Summary
Bachelor of Communication and Media Major Professional Photography (BCNM)

OP/Rank
15/68

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 (November) intake is only offered via online study.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Expand your visual vocabulary by studying photography

The Professional Photography major within the Bachelor of Communication and Media 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.

The Professional 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.
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 1 x 8-unit Professional Photography major 8

plus 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.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6684
Domestic full fee paying AUD 21520

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

15/68
OP/Rank
This is the 2019 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 17/62. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.

Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent

Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020

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.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.


How to apply

  • Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
    1. have never studied with USQ before, or
    2. are a Year 12 student, or
    3. want to transfer to USQ from another university.

Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.

  • Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
    1. are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
    2. have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Online 909885
Toowoomba 909881

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.