Bachelor of Design (Photography) in ARA Institute of Canterbury

Last Updated on April 14, 2021 by West Highlander

ARA Institute of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 3 years

Intake: February

*Fee: $21920

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If you want to become a photographer at global level then study Bachelor’s Degree in Design majoring in Photography at ARA.

ARA aims to make student as an independent artist skilled at using lens. Core skills include designing strategies, studio and location-based photography, videography, post-production, and a wide range of other photographic genres.

For the Degree student is needed to invest in a DSLR digital camera, with lens and dedicated flash and tripod. It is ideal to use Mac notebook with Adobe Photoshop and the Adobe Design Suite is recommended.

Career Outcomes:

Opportunities for graduate of this programme include:

  • freelance photographer
  • studio assistant/ second camera
  • independent creative practitioner
  • photography retailer
  • marketing assistant
    Entry criteria:


    The Students done with their 10+2 should apply to ARA to study Bachelor of design with their portfolio.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS test – Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    3. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)
    4. Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 50

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