College of Arts and Law

The Photo Essay

Storytelling through photography: go deeper than a single image

We know the impact that photographic images can have on us, individually and collectively. When images and words come together to tell a story they can be entertaining, revelatory, breathtaking and even powerful agents of change. In this unit, you will work with media professionals to learn the basics of creating a photo essay. During the unit you will hone your writing skills and learn how to create, select, and edit photographic images. Putting words and images together, you will learn how to use the photo essay format for personal, professional, or creative expression.

Study without tuition fees*: HECS Scholarships available for all domestic students in 2016. When studying The Photo Essay you will not incur a tuition fee or debt for the unit. This unit is offered within the Associate Degree in Arts (R2B) / Bachelor of General Studies or the Diploma of Family History (R2H) courses. Students currently studying the Diploma of Family History will be enrolled in this unit under this degree if there is space, otherwise you will be contacted (see the Diploma of Family History for more information). All new students will be enrolled under the Associate Degree in Arts. All continuing students in the Associate Degree in Arts or Bachelor of General Studies will be enrolled under their current course.

Online: The Photo Essay is part of a fully online suite of units to enable flexible study.

Unit Objectives

On successful completion of this unit you will have:

  • Created, selected and edited photographic images
  • Written expressive, concise, and effective captions
  • Created compelling stories using a sequence of photographic images and words
  • Reflected on your own work using relevant examples of the photo essay

(*conditions apply)

Further study opportunities available with fees concessions:

- Diploma of Family History
- Faculty of Arts units with fees concessions

Location: Online

Next Intake: TBA.

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