Bachelor of Design


Professional faculty, creative curriculum, and ample studio space and equipment provide a dynamic, supportive learning environment for Photography students at AUArts.

Studio facilities

Photography students have dedicated, fully equipped lighting studios, a print lab facility, and critique spaces to produce, print and evaluate their work with guidance from faculty and technicians.

  • Photography studios and Syke Wall (seamless background), including introductory hot light studio and advanced strobe lights
  • Print lab facility with wide-format printers and soft proofing stations
  • Equipment cage with light kits, medium format cameras, tripods, and more
  • Dedicated program technicians
  • Student-run photo gallery (Nicole Creig Memorial Gallery)

Access to Studios One (Room 451), Two (Room 453) and Three (Room 455)*
Seven days a week | 8 a.m. to 12 a.m*.

Access to Mac Computer Lab (Room 454)
Monday through Friday | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Access to Room 460
Monday through Friday | 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.*

*Accessible to Third + Fourth Year Photo Majors

Access to Photo Digital Print/Scanning Lab (Room 454)*
Monday through Friday | 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. + 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Traditional Darkroom (Room 210)
Seven Days a Week* | 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

*Photo Dark Room, Studios One, Two and Three require training and pre-booking for access.

Educational Art Technician



AUArts’ Photography faculty are award winning, innovative educators who share their keen understanding of the changing and evolving world of photography with students in a stimulating, supportive environment.

Permanent faculty & Limited Term Appointments

Sessional instructors


AUArts Photography alumni pursue careers in advertising, editorial, and the fine arts. Some of our incredible alumni include Marc Rimmer and Justin Poulsen.

"The Photography program at AUArts takes a hands-on approach to teaching students the technique, aesthetics and conceptualization skills needed to create a cohesive body of work that establishes our personal signature in every image. The courses are taught by working photographers. This gives us a real world perspective as they are guided in their investigations and development of in Art and Commercial practices." - Shuo Li, 3rd year Photography major
"The photography course at AUArts has been the launching pad for my photographic practice. The instructors have incredible insight and know just how to push each individual student to create their best work. AUArts offers so many opportunities that are just waiting for you to take advantage of and these have really progressed my practice. It’s a lot of work but completely worth it." - Katie Mountford, Photography major