Diploma in Professional Photography

Course Code: DPP

Photography as a cultural activity is expanding exponentially in terms of popularity and application. Historically we are at an important juncture. The medium sits on a complex axis of differing activities, including fine art, documentary practice, the archive and the visual communication industries.  These contexts all offer exciting arenas within which to explore the medium. At the same time, new ways of using photography have become as wide ranging as photography itself. Digital media and the internet are rapidly creating new avenues for exploring photographic practice.

There has never been a more exciting time to consider how to make photographs, photography functions and in what social and cultural contexts it should operate. The Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography recognises the need to review these areas, placing your experience within the critically challenging environment of our diploma in photography programme.

The course is geared toward preparing students for careers in the field of professional photography through a philosophy of “learning by doing.” The average teacher-student ratio is 1:25.


Admission Criteria

Age Requirement: Applicant must be at least 16 years old on 1 January of 2016.

Language Proficiency: Obtained at least a pass in GCE O Level English.

Applicant must also pass another 3 ‘O’ Levels subjects, or NITEC or Higher NITEC

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement (no formal education or industry experiences) but demonstrate good aptitude or possess relevant portfolios will be interviewed and attended to on a case-by-case basis.



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Start, End and Duration of Course

Duration of Course: 12 months
February Intake: 15 February 2016 to 10 February 2017
Course Type: Full Time
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There are a total of 8 essential modules. Students are required to obtain a pass grade for the major studio module to progress to the next semester.
A pass grade in all modules is required for the successful completion of the advanced diploma course.

Students who have graduated will obtain a certification from the school.


Registration Dates

11 January 2016 – 15 February 2016


Course Brochure

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