Photography (BA Degree)
€ 1,150.00
$ 1,240.00


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The world of the photographer is often fast-paced and varied. This degree provides a solid foundation for individuals interested in this field to build a career on. It offers tutoring with the technical, theoretical and practical skills necessary to take successful photographs. These skills are adaptable within the many sub categories like art, portraits, landscape, journalism, documentation and advertising.

The degree allows a student to tackle a specific specialist field of interest and explore working within the professional environment of the photographer. The course encompasses all aspects from hardware, software, editing, publishing, visual literacy and business skills. On completion graduates are fully equipped to apply their acquired knowledge in this new age sphere.

Are you a student from South Africa? If yes, then there are specific educational entry requirements for South African applicants. Please see the Course Requirements below for more information.


FAST TRACK   120 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 4 weeks
INTENSIVE   140 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 6 weeks
FLEXIBLE   160 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 7 weeks
These study time frames are just a guideline to help the student establish their own study schedule, a student may even decide to move from one option to the next. A student can change a due date at any time prior to the original date set by the college. All due dates are set to the "FAST TRACK" option upon registration.

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Course Requirements


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Digital Camera
Good DLSR body
In ranking order Nikon has the following entry level to prosumer DSLR\'s: D3000; D60; D5000; D90; D300s
Canon has the following entry level cameras: 500D; 450D; 550D; 50D
PC/ Laptop
For accessories you will require:
Good Wide angle lens (anything from 10mm - appr 55 / 70mm)
Good telephoto (70mm - 200mm/300mm)
Adaptable and rotatable flash - on camera flash is not sufficient

If possible also:
Radio trigger for flash


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom


Educational entry requirements for applicants from South Africa:
High School certificate (Exemption Pass / B+ Average) preferably with Art as a subject.
Ability to read, write and speak English as a first or second language.
A portfolio submission will be required if no previous art experience.

This Course is Endorsed by Matthew Willman (Celebrity Photographer)

MATTHEW WILLMAN - Celebrity Photographer

Matthew Willman works professionally as a commercial / documentary photographer in Southern Africa and Europe. He is widely regarded in the industry for branding and capturing human stories from rural school children through to working with no less than 8 Nobel Peace Prize Recipients.

Matthew has had the privilege of working for the past 7 years as a commissioned photographer to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, an example of his work being the hand portrait of Nelson Mandela which today is the iconic logo for the 46664 HIV & Aids campaign.

His work has exhibited internationally in Canada, South Africa, England, Wales, Italy, Australia and Mexico, with exhibited works ranging from Robben Island, HIV & AIDS, Inanda Heritage, Nelson Mandela, & environmental awareness issues.

He is currently working on exhibitions in London and New York for 2011 / 2012.

Student References

Most of the work for style design college course is practical work where we go out and physically practice photography, this is the best way to learn about our profession. I am well educated about all the aspects in photography such as business studies, the theory of photography, the artistic side as well as the post editing and graphic design. The course is very beneficial in making sure that we cover all the necessary subjects, in order to become successful. I have been exposed to many different photographers and learn about all the different styles and genres of photography in depth, this gives me more of an understanding about what is happening in the photography industry. I am fully satisfied with the photography education offered at style design college and this course.
Lisa Marie Isaacs
Photography is all about painting with light. A way of capturing beautiful scenes and adventures, by using light and our camera. And at Style and Design thatís exactly what we are taught. Using our cameras to capture moments for memorable occasions or for commercial reasons. Photography is a magical way of discovering and learning about new cultures, sub cultures, genres such as landscape, architecture, sport, fashion, journalism, wildlife and many more. Photography broadens our minds and souls.
Rainie Kietzmann
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