Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Photography and Media Arts)
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7, 360 3.0
Full-time for three years
Applications will be considered in the date order they are received
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2013:
Semester 1: 25 February - 28 June; Semester 2: 22 July - 22 November
NZ$5648 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
Want to capture the world through a lens? Learn how to conceive, direct and light images. Work in our state-of-the-art facilities, display your work in student galleries and at the Unitec Grad Show, and engage with photography and media arts professionals.
Photography and related media strongly influences our perception of cultures, people and relationships, and continues to inform, shape and challenge established world-views. Working on a series of concept-driven, student-centred briefs, you'll learn about photography within both analogue and digital frameworks. Discover all aspects of the photographic process - from pre-production (conception and research), to production (directing, lighting, and image capture on location and in the studio), and post-production (editing, processing, manipulating, printing and publishing).
- One of the best tertiary photographic programmes in New Zealand, with many of our graduates now successful, award-winning photographers.
- Great equipment: using an extensive suite of both film and digital cameras, you'll experiment in darkrooms, digital labs and professionally equipped studios.
- Studio visits, and access to a well-resourced library with significant photographic texts and journals.
- A chance to take part in an internship, professional practice and live projects in your final year.
- The opportunity to display your work in student galleries on campus and at the Grad Show.
- Lecturers who are active practitioners and have a wide range of specialist backgrounds.
- Visits from guest lecturers.
- A chance to enter your work for various scholarship awards, including the AIPA student scholarship.
All applicants must submit with their application a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability within their chosen major or within a variety of art, design or related media.
The portfolio should comprise 15-20 reproductions of their recent best work and may be submitted as colour photographs, digital files on CD or DVD (.jpegs must not be larger than one meg) or colour laser prints (no larger than A4).
Applicants may be invited to an interview at the next stage of the selection process.
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Last edited: 19 September 2012