24 months
34560 AUD/year
25920 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Photography from RMIT University is designed for professional photographers, artists and creative industry professionals to advance their skills and enliven their practice. It is the only  of its kind in Australia.   

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The role of the photographer is evolving, particularly in relation to imaging technologies and emerging media devices, their impact on society and use in photography.  

In this Master of Photography from RMIT University , you will utilise studio-based learning and independent research in a dynamic environment designed to help you build on your natural and taught creativity. 

Through your autonomous and practice-led development, you will demonstrate expert judgment in analysing and applying photographic theories, practices and technologies. The capstone experience of this program is a major photographic project that is publicly presented for critical review. 

Graduates will be prepared for a career in photography, able to provide insight and leadership to research, and produce photographic images and knowledge to a global media economy. 


The Master of Photography will prepare you for work or further research in the photographic industry. 

Graduates will have advanced and specialised knowledge and skills in photographic communication and practice. You will be able to independently create photographic works for professional presentation and communicate your ideas effectively in a range of contexts. 

Postgraduate qualifications are desirable in the global market. Graduate will be more competitive in securing roles in museums, galleries, government institutes, education, community organisations and private sector organisations.

Programme Structure

  • You will have access to a range of specialised photographic facilities, including shooting studios, professional capture equipment, post production facilities, computer labs and fine art large format printing technologies.
  • Learning in this course is a balance between studio-based activities and theoretical reflections upon contemporary photographic art and culture. A strong emphasis is placed on guided, self-directed learning and independent research.
  • Regular engagement with academic staff and your peers in tutorials and critique sessions will assist you in refining your practice and clarifying concepts, materials and methodologies.    
  • Lectures, seminars, presentations, and field trips to galleries and culture resources will expand your understanding of photographic practice and complement the studio-based learning.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You must have:  

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant creative discipline.
  • You may also be considered if you have a minimum of 5 years' professional experience in photography. To have your professional experience considered in your application, you must include a CV and a statement that details your experience.
  • CRICOS provider number: 096091J 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34560 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25920 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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