VSS creative

"Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately." 

Edward Weston

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......Skills Programmes - part time






visual skills school darkroom course

...part time courses

This course is aimed at the discerning photographer who practises photography as an art form with the printed image as a testimony to the photographer’s creativity.
The archival darkroom print is the most acceptable medium to represent the photographer/artist at art galleries worldwide.
The course is conducted over 2 weeks at VSS Creative College, Pretoria which boasts the biggest comprehensive B & W darkroom in SA.
Because of the intensity of course we can only accept 6 delegates.
Course is presented by Hein Waschefort

Intensive Photography Coursed
Part time over ten weeks. Successful students receive two Competence Certificates totalling 20 credits towards the National Certificate: Photography.
SAQA US  336114: Use a still camera to capture a range of photographic images
SAQA US 336096: Plan and organise logistical requirements for a photographic brief / assignment.
Computer Graphic Design Course
Part time over ten weeks. Successful students receive a Competence Certificate totalling 15 credits towards the National Certificate: Visual Arts.
SAQA US  263024: Plan and produce two dimensional computer aided drawings

What is a Skills Programme?
A Skills Programme is occupationally based and, when completed, will constitute credits towards a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Skills Programmes are part time courses consisting of either one or more unit standards, which when added together can eventually lead to a qualification.
With a Skills Programme, a student learns a specific amount of work, focused on developing specific skills, instead of having to complete an entire qualification.

The Benefits of Skills Programmes for Individuals:

Benefits of Skills Programmes for Business:

“Something is happening. We are becoming a visually mediated society. For many, understanding of the world is being accomplished, not through words, but by reading images.” - Paul Martin Lester, ‘Syntactic Theory of Visual Communication’.