Be inspired by the world around you and share your unique perspective through the lens with a Diploma in Photography
Why this course is perfect for you?
Do you see beauty in the everyday? Do you have strong eye for detail and love to capture moments that will last forever? Then zooming in on an exciting career in photography can turn your passion and natural talent into a booming career.
Photography today is as much a multidimensional skill as it is a love for the image making process. It not only provides a creative outlet, but allows you the ability to document history, challenge boundaries and communicate across language and culture. If you aspire to become a professional photographer, you are entering a field that is highly competitive. To gain an edge, you need to have the knowledge, latest techniques and the right equipment to produce an image that tells a story in a visually appealing way.
We teach a very practical hands-on curriculum, giving maximum individual attention to you. Our campus is equipped with state of the art facilities including a computer lab and a photographic studio where you will be exposed to a variety of skill sets that can be used within the photographic industry.
Why study with Damelin?
As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.
How to get in?
Registering for the Diploma in Photography is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
- A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
- An achievement rating of 3 (40% - 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
- Age Exemption (23 years or older):
- At least five years post-secondary school experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
- Proof of English language proficiency and
- National Senior Certificate or equivalent
- Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption.
- Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme
Time you will spend on the course
The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.
Course content and modules
You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
YEAR 1: SEMESTER MODULES
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.
Functional Photography 1A*
End User Computing**
Functional Photography 1B*
** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.
YEAR 2: SEMESTER MODULES
Functional Photography 2A*
Applied Photography 2A*
Functional Photography 2B*
Applied Photography 2B
YEAR 3: SEMESTER MODULES
Functional Photography 3A*
Photoshop for Photographers
Functional Photography 3B*
Work Integrated Learning**
**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead
A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.
Careers you’d be great at
- Freelance Photographer
- Professional Photographer
- Fashion/Editorial Photographer
- Food Photographer
- Photographic Styling
- Medical Photographer
The strength in your qualification
Full-Time and Part-Time I SAQA ID: 84886 I NQF Level: 6 I Credits: 370 I Course Type: National Qualification