UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Digital Photography online short course

Starts on 2 February 2017
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Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 4 May 2017

Course information

Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
R11,900 | Options available
University:
University of Cape Town
Language:
English

Course Information

Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
R11,900 | Options available
University:
University of Cape Town
Language:
English

Introduction

Online content featuring strong imagery gets 94% more views than those without. * Using high quality, original and contextually relevant images is key to creating a powerful story for your business or brand.

Having an eye for unique settings and creating strong compositions will separate the credible photographer from the mobile snapshot.

By building on your camera knowledge and learning the habits of a professional DSLR photographer, you'll gain complete creative control of your photographs. You’ll appreciate the versatility the camera affords you and be rewarded with a better photograph every time.

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What will set you apart

The UCT Digital Photography online short course offers you the opportunity to:

  • Unlock the full potential of your camera and adapt to your style to construct the most beautiful compositions
  • Constructively critique your own work in conjunction with feedback you receive from your Head Tutor and fellow classmates
  • Demystify the technicalities behind photography terms like aperture, ISO, and shutter speed 
  • Learn how to use light to your advantage and edit photographs like the pros

Course curriculum

This online short course in digital photography will help you to have the most impact on both professional and personal projects, and give you the skills and confidence to further your photography career. Each week you’ll tackle a new exit-level learning outcome, giving you maximum flexibility to work in your own free time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Getting to know your camera
  • Course Module 2: Aperture
  • Course Module 3: Shutter speed
  • Course Module 4: ISO
  • Course Module 5: How your camera understands light
  • Course Module 6: How to make use of your flash
  • Course Module 7: Composition
  • Course Module 8: Portraits
  • Course Module 9: Landscape
  • Course Module 10: Basic photo editing techniques

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

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Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 2 February 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 4 May 2017

Still have a question? These may help

WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You have four payment options available to you, depending on the length of your course:

You can pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts.

You may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than 9 weeks. You’ll be able to pay your fees in two parts, spread over the duration of your course.

Three-part payment for courses 9 weeks or longer. You’ll be able to pay your fees in three parts, spread over the duration of your course.

A short term loan from FeverTree who will help you fund your studies immediately.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if its going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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