Is anyone studying (or studied) photography at RMIT?

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  1. paul ewins

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    I am seriously considering returning to full-time study next year and am aiming to do a photography course. RMIT is offering courses at TAFE level (Cert IV/Diploma) as well as Photography as a BA or BFA and I'm wondering whether anyone has experience with any of these courses and would care to comment on them.

    The BFA looks to be closest to what I want to study, but I expect that places in both it and the BA may be limited. The Cert IV/Diploma would possibly be another method of entry into the BA stream, albeit a longer and more round about method. I couldn't find any other Uni (or TAFE) courses that were photography oriented and PSC looks to be fully digital nowadays which is a bit limiting to my aspirations.
     
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    Hi Paul,
    20 years ago I started the BFA at RMIT and completed the first year before having to pull out. I got in as a mature age student and was the only student in the class who hadn't done any B&W work. I did have the advantage of having used a LF camera before, which stood me in good stead.

    The teachers I had were uniformly excellent. They managed to teach me, who failed year 10 maths, physics and chemistry, so that I could understand and even pass those subjects. I know the course has changed considerably with the advent of digital, but a lot of what I was taught is still being taught, and I think they are still using LF cameras for the studio classes.

    I would thoroughly recommend doing this course as I know that it will really help. I know that I learnt heaps from it. It isn't cheap, but there is a saying about it. Those who complete the RMIT course, get jobs.

    Go for it!!!

    Mike
     
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    I'm biased as RMIT staff, but yes, the BA & BFA courses have the best industry reputation, and many of the students I know in them are very competent indeed!

    Marc
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll get in contact with the appropriate faculties and see what they recommend.