Certificate of Competence in Commercial Photography

Certificate of Competence in Commercial Photography

Businesses rely heavily on powerful photographic images to communicate brand messages. Professional photographers are in high demand worldwide. If you are looking to develop a career in commercial photography for employment within a company or the freedom of being self-employed, this course is designed to help you achieve your dream.

This three months course focuses on fashion, advertising and editorial photography. You will develop the conceptual skills, technical knowledge and desirable aptitudes necessary for a professional career in digital photography. You will learn a wide range of focus areas from operating a digital camera, composition, lighting, post-production to industry standards.

You will initially be immersed in design fundamental units which include colour theory and principles and elements of design.

Learning and Assessment
You will learn through a wide variety of teaching and learning methods including practical workshops, lectures, collaborative work and peer group critiques. Your assessment will be based on a submission of portfolio that demonstrates proficiency and excellence from a professional’s perspective.

Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old, at least.
  • Should have successfully completed Senior High School, at least.
  • Should have basic IT skills or must be computer literate.
  • Must have a solid grasp of the English language.
  • Must be of sound mind.

Very important to note: This course is specially designed for those who have artistic inclination and who find this course useful and relevant to achieving their career aspirations.

What you will be required to bring to class (Hardware and Software):
All the learners will be required to bring to class a 64-bit windows laptop or an Apple Macintosh Airport-equipped notebook computer with DVD-R with the latest version of Adobe’s Photoshop software installed.


  • Be trained by industry experts.
  • Gain valuable experience from like-minded learners.
  • Build an industry-standard creative portfolio.
  • Gain Certificate of Competence in Commercial Photography