Key information

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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

6500

keyboard_arrow_rightEntry requirements

CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 2; Session 2; Session 1 201860; 201760; 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

On campus

Campus locations

Wagga Wagga
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's highly regarded Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography) offers an integrated program combining subjects which provide foundation and contextual knowledge and skills with specialised studies in photography.

Develop in-depth photography expertise

Three-quarters of CSU's photography course is made up of specialist photography subjects. These range across analogue and digital, theory and technique to give you a broad understanding of the discipline.

Add extra knowledge

You also have the opportunity to add a minor or elective sequence to your photography degree. You can select subjects from another specialisation or discipline area including acting, advertising, art history, animation and visual effects, design for theatre and television, graphic design, image making and illustration, sound, and television production.

Learn in the latest facilities

As an on-campus student you will have access to CSU's facilities, including digital photography facilities, digital imaging labs, analogue darkrooms, lighting studios and a public gallery space.

Flexible study to suit your lifestyle

Take your photography degree online and study from your studio or the comfort of your own home. Whether you choose to study full-time, part-time, online or on campus, you can be assured of personal engagement and support from dedicated professional educators.

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Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

After you graduate from CSU's Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography), you will be qualified to pursue work professionally as a photographer in many different areas.

Studio or freelance professional

Use your skills and knowledge to work in any number of roles across commercial, advertising, corporate and industrial organisations, either in-house or freelance.

Media

You will be well-placed to work for media outlets such as magazines and newspapers on either a freelance or an editorial basis.

Art

Work for galleries, museums and government on art initiatives or in exhibition and installation roles.

After you graduate from CSU's Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography), you will be qualified to pursue work professionally as a photographer in many different areas.

Studio or freelance professional

Use your skills and knowledge to work in any number of roles across commercial, advertising, corporate and industrial organisations, either in-house or freelance.

Media

You will be well-placed to work for media outlets such as magazines and newspapers on either a freelance or an editorial basis.

Art

Work for galleries, museums and government on art initiatives or in exhibition and installation roles.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit requirements for the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Fine Art) are as follows:

Students who have successfully completed a TAFE Diploma of Visual Arts will be given 64 points of transfer credit in the form of CCI01C.

Students who have successfully completed a TAFE Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts will be given 96 points of transfer credit in the form of CCI02C.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography) is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography) is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography) online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKAPH
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNIAPH
UACOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNEAPH
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYN211764

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKAPH
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNIAPH
UACOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNEAPH
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYN211764

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Chelsea Sutton - Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography)

"I didn’t get the ATAR score I needed, but I was accepted by CSU via early entry. It was my portfolio of work and my real strengths that secured me my place."

Chelsea Sutton - Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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Please note: this course offers a number of specialisations detailed in the course structure below. You will only need to complete the subjects relevant to your chosen specialisation in addition to core foundation subjects.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CREATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
Exit point only

To exit with an Associate Degree students must satisfactorily complete 128 points. Of these, 56 points are allocated to core studies, 48 points are allocated to a discipline specialisation (under CSU policy students cannot be awarded an Associate Degree with a specialisation noted), and 24 points are allocated to a minor study strand of the student’s choice from offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries (or from other schools, with the approval of the Course Director).

BACHELOR OF CREATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN (SPECIALISATION)
To graduate with a Bachelor degree students must satisfactorily complete 192  points, as follows:
 
Core subjects - 72 points
Specialisation - 64 points
Minor subjects - 32 points
Capstone (final) subject – 24 points
 
To graduate with a double specialisation students must satisfactorily complete 256 points, as follows:
 
Core subjects - 72 points
2 x Specialisations - 128 points
Minor subjects - 32 points
Capstone (final) subject - 24 points
 
Core subjects (72 points):
VPA101 Design fundamentals
VPA104 Introduction to photomedia
CCI100 Introduction to media production
VIS101 Visual Communication
COM111 Professional Writing
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
ART304 Aspects of Design
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Specialisation subjects (64 points):

Animation and Visual Effects specialisation
VFX101 Introduction to Animation
VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering
VFX106 3D Animation
VFX205 Digital Compositing
VFX206 Special Effects
VFX220 Interactive Animation
VFX301 Production Project (16 credit points)
 
Or

Art History specialisation
ART114 Modern Art 1920 – 1970
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
ART113 European Art 1850 – 1920
ART315 Perspectives in Photography  OR ART317 Art and Books OR ART210 Australian Art to 1939
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
VIS102 History of Photography OR ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art OR ART316 Italian Renaissance Art
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)

Or

Environmental Art specialisation
GRP225 Experimental Design
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
VPA211 Materials and Image Development
PHT220 Photo Imaging
VPA212 Materials and Image Research
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)

Or

Graphic Design specialisation
GRP117 Graphic Design Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design
GRP224 Identity and Branding
GRP209 Design for Communication
GRP225 Experimental Design
GRP322 Professional Graphic Design Practice (16 credit points)
 
Or

Photography specialisation
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
PHT220 Photo Imaging
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 credit points)
 
Or
 
Sound Design Specialisation
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration OR VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering OR COM112 Digital Media
OR GRP225 Experimental Design
VPA216 Interactive Sound and Space
TVP203 Television Post Production
VPA213 Music Technology
VPA215 Broadcast Sound
VPA315 Design Portfolio (16 points)

Or

No specialisation
64 points selected from the specialisation subjects listed above.

Minor / elective sequence (32 points)
Students may study four minor / elective subjects selected from within the School of Communication and Creative Industries as outlined below, or four minor / elective subjects offered by another school within the University, with the Course Director’s approval.

Graphic Design minor
GRP117 Graphic Design Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing

Plus two of:
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design
GRP224 Identity and Branding
GRP209 Design for Communication
GRP225 Experimental Design
 
Animation and Visual Effects minor
VFX101 Introduction to Animation
VFX205 Digital Compositing
VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering
VFX106 3D Animation
 
Photography minor
PHT114 Digital Imaging OR PHT115 Black & White Analogue Photography
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
PHT220 Photo Imaging
 
Illustration/Image-Making minor
VPA211 Materials & Image Development
VPA212 Materials & Image Research
GRP330 Illustration and Concepts
ART317 Art and Books
 
Sound minor
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA113 Sound and Space
VPA213 Music Technology
VPA215 Broadcast Sound
 
Art History minor
An art history minor consists of 4 subjects from the list below, at least one of which must be a level one subject. A level three subject is recommended.
ART113 European Art 1850-1920
ART114 Modern Art 1920-1970
ART210 Australian Art to 1939
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART315 Perspectives in Photography
ART316 Renaissance Art
ART317 Art and Books

Capstone subjects (to be completed in final session)
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
VPA320 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points) - double specialisation dual subject

(For students undertaking the integrated program with Riverina Institute of TAFE and students who enter the program with a completed Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, CCI300 is included in CCI02C Credit Package 2 - TAFE Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts).

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise specified.

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104  Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 1
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 2
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Specialisation (16 points)
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Animation specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
VFX101 Introduction to Animation
VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 1
VFX205 Digital Compositing
VFX106 3D Animation
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 2
VFX220 Interactive animation
VFX206 Special Effects
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.
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Year 3 - Session 1
VFX301 Production Project (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Art History specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1

VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
ART114 Modern Art 1920 - 1970
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ]  Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
ART113 European Art 1850 - 1920
ART315 Perspectives in Photography OR ART317 Art and Books OR ART210 Australian Art to 1939
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ]  Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
VIS102 History of Photography OR ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art OR ART316 Italian Renaissance Art
ETH205 Ethics and Law for the Creative Industries
[ ]  Elective

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ]  Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture


Environmental Art specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS 101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
GRP225 Experimental Design
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
VPA211 Materials and Image Development
PHT220 Photo Imaging
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
VPA212 Materials and Image Research
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Elective

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Environmental Art specialisation - part-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Year 1 - Session 2
GRP225 Experimental Design
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 2 - Session 2
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor / Elective

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA211 Materials and Image Development
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 3 - Session 2
VPA212 Materials and Image Research
[ ] Minor / Elective

Year 4 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
Minor / Elective

Year 4 - Session 2
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 5 - Session 1
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor / Elective

Year 5 - Session 2
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Year 6 - Session 1
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)

Year 6 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Fine Arts specialisation (Integrated Program) – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
TAFE Diploma of Visual Art commences
No CSU subjects


Year 1 - Session 2
TAFE Diploma of Visual Art concludes
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
COM111 Professional Writing

Year 2 - Session 1
TAFE Advanced Diploma of Visual Art commences
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VPA104  Introduction to Digital Imaging

Year 2 - Session 2
TAFE Advanced Diploma of Visual Art concludes
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 1
ART113 European Art 1850-1920
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture
[ ] Minor
[ ] Minor

Graphic Design specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
GRP117 Graphic Design Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 1
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design
GRP224 Identity and Branding
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 2
GRP225 Experimental Design
GRP209 Design for Communication
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
GRP322 Professional Graphic Design Practice (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Photography specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 2
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Photography specialisation - part-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Year 1 - Session 2
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 2 - Session 2
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 1
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 3 - Session 2
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
[ ] Minor

Year 4 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries

Year 4 - Session 2
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 5 - Session 1
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 5 - Session 2
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Year 6 - Session 1
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 points)

Year 6 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Sound Design specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration OR VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering OR COM112 Digital Media OR GRP225 Experimental Design
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
VPA216 Interactive Sound and Space
TVP203 Television Post Production
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
VPA213 Music Technology
VPA215 Broadcast Sound
ETH205 Ethics and Law in the Creative Industry
[ ] Elective

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA315 Design Portfolio (16 points)
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Photography / Graphic Design specialisations– full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Imaging
GRP117 Graphic Design, Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing

Year 2 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 - Session 2
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
GRP209 Design for Communication
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 points)
GRP224 Identity and Branding
COM111 Professional Writing

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
GRP225 Experimental Design

Year 4 - Session 1
GRP322 Professional Graphic Design Practice (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 4 - Session 2
VPA320 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Photography / Graphic Design specialisations - part-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Year 1 - Session 2
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 2 - Session 2
GRP117 Graphic Design Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing

Year 3 - Session 1
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 3 - Session 2
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries

Year 4 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
COM111 Professional Writing

Year 4 - Session 2
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Year 5 - Session 1
GRP224 Identity and Branding
ART304 Aspects of Design

Year 5 - Session 2
GRP225 Experimental Design
Minor / Elective

Year 6 - Session 1
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design

Year 6 - Session 2
GRP209 Design for Communication

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 7 - Session 1
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 points)

Year 7 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Year 8 - Session 1
GRP322 (16 points)

Year 8 - Session 2
VPA320 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Successful completion of 192 points for:

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Animation and Visual Effects)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Art History)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Environmental Art)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Fine Arts)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Sound Design)

Successful completion of 256 points for:

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography/Graphic Design)

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

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