Photography - Diploma & Certificate

The Diploma in Photography Program can be completed in 2 years of full-time or 3 years of part-time study.

The Certificate in Photography Program can be completed in 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time study.

The program prepares students to become professional photographers. It offers a comprehensive approach of both theory and practice in photography. Students will be given training in fashion, portrait, advertising, product and architectural photography, as well as the basic black and white darkroom lab.

The first year of the program is designed to prepare students in basic and intermediate photographic skills 
In the second year, students develop their individual style and interest in specialized photographic field. While building their unique portfolio, students learn about the professional business practices of photography and internship at their chosen studio or photographic field. At the end of their study, students have to do a graduation exhibition and final  portfolio book.

photography programs

Course List

  • History of Photography
  • Laboratory I - Black & White
  • Photography I - Camera works
  • Digital Imaging 1
  • Visual Communication 1
  • Photography II - Studio
  • Photography II - PH
  • Laboratory II
  • Color – Image and Ideas
  • Digital Imaging 2
  • Visual Communication 2
  • Photography III - Still life
  • Visual Expression I – Location lighting
  • Laboratory III – Exhibition
  • Digital Imaging for Photography I

Upon completion of the above-mentioned courses, students have two options: to graduate with a Photography Certificate, or pursue their studies further and obtain a Photography Diploma.

The following are the additional courses required to obtain the diploma:

  • History of Photography
  • Laboratory I - Black & White
  • Photography I - Camera works
  • Digital Imaging 1
  • Visual Communication 1
  • Photography II - Studio
  • Photography II - PH
  • Laboratory II
  • Color – Image and Ideas
  • Digital Imaging 2
  • Visual Communication 2
  • Photography III - Still life
  • Visual Expression I – Location lighting
  • Laboratory III – Exhibition
  • Digital Imaging for Photography I
  • Photography IV – Advertising
  • Visual Expression II - Editorial, (product, portraiture, & Fashion
  • 3D Photography - Architecture Photography
  • Digital Imaging for Photography II
  • Introduction to 2D Animation (Flash MX Design)
  • Professional Practice I
  • Studies & Project
  • Broadcast Advertising
  • Introduction to Website Design
  • Applied Photography - Final Portfolio and Graduation Exhibition
  • Professional Practice II  - Internship

Career Opportunities

After completion of the program, you will be able to have the following career path:

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Advertising Studio or Agency Photographer
  • Portrait/Wedding Studio Photographer
  • Magazine & Publisher Photographer

Facilities

  • Complete photography studio and darkroom
  • Studio lighting and accessories
  • Enlarging and printing equipment
  • Mounting equipment
  • Digital Camera: SLR and lenses; media/smart card
  • Computer lab and much more

Highlights

Upon completion of the Photography Diploma Program, graduates will be able to work as Commercial Photographers (in Advertising, Fashion, Portraiture and Interior Architecture). Students will acquire skills in small and medium format cameras, lighting, traditional black and white film processing and printing, and in digital photography and imaging.

Program Coordinator

Jekylim Liem 


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