“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

Marc Riboud

VSS Creative Art and Photo college photography

national certificate photography





...certificate photography


Duration of Program: 1 Year Full Time


This qualification reflects work-based needs of the photography sector and enables students to select relationships and contexts for photography, including the required interpretation, analysis, pre-visualising, conceptualisation and capturing of images.  On successful completion of this qualification, a student will be a well-rounded entry-level photographer with a good fundamental knowledge of the photography field, coupled with interpersonal and business skills, preparing for later specialisation in specific photography or related fields. The Qualification therefore provides the student with the flexibility to articulate with the Design, Visual Arts and Craft Industries and other industries where photography can play a major role, such as the Printing and Publishing Industries.

Career opportunities include: 

Students acquire the following range of skills:

Photo Science
Photo Technique
Applied photography
Audio-Visual Production (introduction)
Visual Communication
Photo & Art History
Professional Practice
Business Studies

Admission Requirements:
National Senior Certificate (Matric) preferable; or
Grade Eleven Statement of Results and an interview; or
RPL (contact admissions)