"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

Admission requirements to VSS Photography & Design College are less stringent than for university studies, because all VSS courses are career-focused, occupational education & training.

You do not need a portfolio.




visual skills school

...admission requirements

2019 Registration Dates:
Applications for new registrations open in November 2018 and closes on 19 January 2019. Late registrations will be accepted until 26 January. A maximum of 20 first year students are registered each year, you should therefore not delay your application.

Registration Procedure:
This involves the procedure which new students must follow when seeking admission for the program at VSS.

Bank: Absa
Branch: 632005
Ac no: 406 7624 782
Reference: Surname and initials

Send by email your completed Enrolment form together with

NB: If you use the incorrect reference, the fees paid will not be allocated to the correct student account.

Students who failed to show progress in the previous year of study, will not be allowed to re-register for the National Certificate: Design Techniques..
Current students have to reregister before 15 November r of the previous year for the next year in person at the admin office.

Commencement of the 2019 Programme:

College holidays correspond broadly with school terms. Students receive holiday projects for each holiday during the year. See Year Program on Home Page.


registration procedure