Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication)
3 years full-time
Think . Draw . Communicate
Photography is more than taking pretty pictures; it is about having a point of view and finding a way to share it. Photography can be used as a powerful tool to persuade, inform, entertain, evoke response and incite change. Studying Photography at Raffles will provide you an opportunity to share your creative vision, make a statement and offer a fresh way of seeing.
Whether you are completely new to photography or have been involved in photography for a while now, we invite you to share your point of view.
What will you learn?
Clicking the shutter is only a small part of the big picture.
Whilst studying this course, you will discover what it involves to be a successful photographer and that it is much more than just taking a good picture.
We aim to prepare you for the real world. You will be challenged with industry-based briefs, working to tight deadlines and meeting the expectations of clients, with a high level of professionalism. We will provide you with opportunities to refine your presentation skills, by teaching you how to present yourself and your work in a professional and convincing manner.
These facilities are available to our photography students for use outside classroom hours and for personal projects through our booking system.
it’s for you if...
You are driven and determined. You like taking pictures, often finding yourself observing your surroundings. You're curious and eager to explore your creative potential. Enjoy solving problems and working in a variety of situations. You are hard working and adaptable. You want to be challenged and work in an environment with like-minded creatives.
If you are passionate about photography and are wanting in-depth mentoring that allows for growth and discovery; If you are open to exploring different styles of photography, that will challenge your conceptual and technical ability; If you have an appreciation for both contemporary and traditional photographic practice; If you are wanting valuable face to face time with industry engaged instructors and hands-on experience Raffles Photography has your back.
Our students have gone on to work for and/or we offer internships with:
Our photography course can lead you to a number of creative careers including:
- Photographic assistant
- Studio manager
- Photographic printer
- Art Director
- Creative Director
- Director of Photography
- Digital Content Creator
- Gallery Director
2019 Course Information
Bachelor of Design
3 Years Full-Time or Part-Time Equivalent
Next Available Intake
2019: February / April / July / October
Level Alternative Entry Path
“The lecturers were the best thing about Raffles. The heads of photography were great mentors throughout the whole 3 years, along with brilliant lecturers who were key players in my progression as a photographer! They all challenged me and pushed me to continually strive for excellence. Raffles provided me with the opportunity to refine my craft, master studio lighting and build a supportive network of creatives. At the moment I work full time as a fashion photographer for The Iconic. On weekends, I shoot editorials for magazine submissions and recently I flew over to London to photograph a beauty story for Cosmopolitan UK.”
“My personal experience with Raffles has been really good, they really helped shape my future on what I want to do which is beauty photography. They’ve also given me the opportunity to collab with different hair and makeup artists, stylists and models to come together and make something really awesome.”
Le Yun Wu
“I have had a prolonged period of study at Raffles due to maintaining a balance between study, work, and other aspects of being a mature-aged student, and it was great to be able to find an institution that supported these challenges. With that said, my time at Raffles has been life-changing in terms of shifting and refining my thinking as a visual artist while also broadening my technical skills to support any personal or professional projects I undertake. All of the lecturers at Raffles care about their craft and providing quality education to students. The mentoring that I have, and continue to receive has been pivotal to my success with my degree, and I will always be grateful to my mentors for that.”