2020 Undergraduate Courses

Photography Major | 2020  

Photography is a form of art and expression. It is a form of graphic communication that can be instantly understood by a global audience to showcase facts, inform, educate, entertain, reform, or share experiences. Photography will take you through visual experiences and critical thinking: your photos can tell a thousand words. 

Studying photography at UOW will teach you both analogue and digital technologies across a diverse range of studio subjects, whilst developing an understanding of traditions and concepts relevant to photography in historical, theoretical and contemporary visual art contexts. You will develop your own style through creative processes, conceptual skills and applying your knowledge into practice.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the UOW Course Finder.

Major Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this major students will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Identify how Photography has developed as a discipline and a profession and how it relates to other disciplines and professions
2 Resolve visual ideas through management of self-directed photographic art projects
3 Generate individual photographic artworks that express a distinct point of view
4 Evaluate key historical and theoretical debates that have shaped contemporary art and apply insights to personal practice

Subjects Required for Major Study

Students studying the Photography major will complete at least 48 credit points as outlined below:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
CAVA124 Introduction to Photography 1 6
CAVA125 Introduction to Photography 2 6
Year 2
CAVA224 Advanced Photography 1 6
CAVA225 Advanced Photography 2 6
Year 3
CAVA324 Advanced Photography 3 6
CAVA390 Visual Arts and Photography Major Project 12
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
CAVA331 Contemporary Artworlds 6
CAVA332 Art, Nature and the Environment 6

Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject. To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Minor Study

A 24 credit point Minor in Photography is available. Information is available on the 2020 General Schedule of Minors page.

Students cannot complete both a Major and a Minor in Photography.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

The internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.

Students are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 'Career Ready Learning and Practice' (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.


See Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Other Information

For further information email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020