Educational Institutions

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The course equips students with the skills, knowledge and discipline essential for a successful career in photography. Graduates are competent, self-motivated and creative, producing work with a strong emphasis on conceptual content and technical skills as appropriate to a particular professional context. 

Contact details
Contact: Mrs Anita America
Telephone: +27 +21 959 6356
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Durban University of Technology (DUT)

Photography is a profession where an artist with a strong sense of graphic design and pictorial composition uses sophisticated optical, electrical and chemical methods to create visual pictures.

Dedication and an ability to "get on with it" are required to survive. However, hardworking photographers will find immense career satisfaction, and opportunities for travel and independence.

Training incorporates most camera formats and  image capturing devices, including electronic image capture, manipulation and output.

National College of Photography

Our commitment to you

It is the commitment of the National College of Photography to ensure that you receive the highest level of photographic tuition. The programmes are outcomes based, wholly integrated and highly interactive. We believe that professional photography relies on the synergy of diverse disciplines.  

About the college

The National College of Photography division of  Vega, The Brand Communications School, a division of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd, delivers a new breed of communicators whose expertise is to generate sustainable brand ideas that can build businesses.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Our Photography course is aimed at candidates who intend to make a career in photography, and has a strong professional orientation. All aspects of professional photography are covered both in practice and theory, with the greater part of the time spent on practical workshops and projects, either in our well equipped studio or on location.

The three year full-time course leads to the qualification of National Diploma in Photography, with the 4th year taking the student to the Bachelor of Technology degree, which is recognised as being on the level of an Honours degree. We are also accredited to offer Masters and Doctorate degrees in Photography.

The subjects covered include Applied Photography, Theory of Photography, Visual Communication and Professional Practice. Within these subjects we also do intensive modules and workshops on web design, digital imaging, Photoshop, moving media, book design and page layout.

Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA)

Uniting those who see the extraordinary in the ordinary, the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) inspires its members to become better teachers at every level of education. PIEA is an international network of educators and students creating resources, solving problems, sharing ideas, and building stronger relationships with the photo industry.

Glenn Meyer
Director at Large

Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator: Photography Programme
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Tel   +27 41 504 3141
Department of Applied Design
School of Music, Art and Design
Faculty of Arts
Summerstrand North Campus
PO Box 77000     Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth    6031    South Africa

Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography is dedicated to the magic of creativity. This “magic” extends to everything we do: sometimes unusual, sometimes strange, sometimes frustrating, but always real and always in the interests of our greatest asset – our learners.

Our vision is to facilitate the development of the next generation of highly creative, technologically savvy, thoughtful designers who will produce intelligent, exciting and relevant visual communication and set the creative benchmark for applied design in both higher education and the creative industries.

The Photography Institute

The Photography Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. Online education has quickly become the preferred method of study for people around the world, who are looking for additional skills to enable them to make more money, start successful careers, turn a favourite interest into something more rewarding or accomplish a personal quest for self-improvement.

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

Tshwane University of Technology, Department of Photography

Tel/Fax: +27 12 382 6133
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Course details and additional information  

Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

Photographers work in the world of visual communication. Through the media of still images they communicate with individuals and masses. Their role is to convey ideas, concepts, and information by means of a photograph. This form of communication can be found in newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, billboards, books, posters and many other media. Work can be done for exhibitions, printing in publications, packaging and posters or for use in audiovisual presentations, multimedia productions and the Internet. Photographers are required to work with sophisticated equipment and to be familiar with the various photographic processes. Most photographic work presents a range of practical problems including lighting, composition, exposure, development and printing, as well as the opportunity to create various special effects. The photographer is also a business person, dealing with a variety of clients on a day to day basis, making a living through effective visual communication.