Diploma in Photography



Full Time & Part Time


The Diploma in Photography aims to provide students with sound knowledge and practical skills required to perform effectively in the Photography industry. The purpose of the qualification is to provide students with the ability to operate and apply Photography functions within the Photography environment.

The programme equips students with a comprehensive knowledge of photographic or imaging processes, materials and apparatus. On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to seek entry level positions in the field Photography and Image Processing.

The programme duration is 3

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Freelance Photography
  • Professional Photography
  • Photographic Styling
  • Photographic Technician

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Diploma in Photography.

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), or Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), or
  • An equivalent international school-leaving certificate / foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level, or
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):o At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wants to study ando Proof of English language proficiency ando Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption

Contact Programmes:

*Please note that during COVID-19 and the regulations put in place by the National Disaster Management Act No.57 of 2002 amended from time to time and recommendations by the National Command Council which are implemented at all campuses, students will be required to follow all directives of the institute. Whilst every precaution is taken, the institute will not be responsible in respect of any liability arising out of any student becoming ill or suffering injury or death at any of the institute’s campuses. Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place and will need to be abided by all students. Students will be supported through a blended learning approach and you will require basic digital literacy skills (and computer skills as needed) and access to a device and data. Students registered for contact programmes may attend optional campus-based sessions which will be a limited number of students. Priority consideration will be given to at-risk of failing students.

Distance Programmes:

*Please note that for the distance mode of delivery, you will require your own data and device to access study content. Students can access Damelin assessment centres at various campuses to write exams or tests, where and when required and whist on the campuses of Damelin, strict COVID-19 protocols will be implemented at all campuses and all students will be obligated to follow such protocols including those regulations as per the National Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002.

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