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Location: Launceston

The department’s focus is orientated around practice, and about recognising your own agency and that of the world around you to affect change.

Dr Troy Ruffels, Head of Studio (Photomedia)
Troy Ruffels

The Photomedia department enables the development of advanced professional competence, expressive skills and critical thinking through engaging with a broad spectrum of imaging technologies. A strong artistic vision and the ability to think conceptually are key objectives of the department.

Students are instructed in digital and analogue forms of still photography, as well as the moving image, photo-installation, and the different agencies and materialities of photographic practice. The studio encourages creative expression through making, allowing students to explore and develop their skills through practice.

The diverse range of methodologies and approaches embraced by the department lends itself to crossovers and overlaps with other studio areas and disciplines – creating a dynamic ecology where the fluid exchange of ideas and processes is encouraged. Units offered involve specialized technical instruction in workshop situations, and an active practice orientated lecture program.

Head of Studio: Dr Troy Ruffels

Technical Officer: Greg Murphy

If you would like to discuss your own practice or ambitions, contact our Photomedia studio to arrange a one-on-one consultation today.


Analogue and digital facilities complement dedicated lighting studios and student workspaces, situated within the Inveresk Site.

Photomedia Studio

Study Photomedia

While the University of Tasmania is no longer taking applications for the previous fine are and design postgraduate offerings, we invite you to explore all postgraduate courses currently available across Art, Music and Theatre or Media.

The School of Creative Arts and Media welcomes qualified applicants to undertake a research degree with us in any of our areas of research strengths and interests.

Masters by Research
Doctorates (PhD)

To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.