Diploma in Photography

 

Language Selection / භාෂාව තෝරා ගැනීම

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This course will be conducted in English as well as in Sinhala. Please mention the language of your choice clearly during registration.
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මෙම පාඨමාලාව සිංහල සහ ඉංග්‍රීසි මාධ්‍ය දෙකෙන්ම පැවැත්වේ. ලියාපදිංචි වීමේදී කරුණාකර ඔබගේ මාධ්‍යය පැහැදිලිව සඳහන් කරන්න.

Overview

  • Follow a cutting edge 30 IME Credit, (1680 National Study Hours or 67.2 credits at the higher diploma level) international class true diploma course and get a deep understanding of the science, craft & art of photography
  • Learn ‘why’ of photography and start your journey to be a master
  • Learn photography as a life skill to become a competent professional
  • Get hands on training and real life demonstrations from true professionals in their respective fields
  • Get trained in the business aspect of photography
  • Learn to do a photography based multimedia presentation, write a proposal to a client or how to handle a client and to provide a client centric service.
  • Get trained in the academic aspects of photographic communication and stand out from the crowd

Course Duration

  • 60 direct teaching session for full time students (Equivalent to 15 IME Credits or 840 National study hours as per SLQF)
  • 4 semesters for part time students (Equivalent to 15 IME Credits or 840 National Study Hours as per SLQF)
  • 15 IME Credits worth of supervised thesis writing, literature review and portfolio assignment (Equivalent to 840 National Study Hours as per SLQF)
  • Total course load work worth of 1680 National Study Hours at the diploma level

Course Description

  • A feature rich 30 Credit, International Class course designed to take participants to international professional standards
  • All classes are interactive or multimedia experiences
  • Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) scores are used for assessments
  • Mid term theory & practical exam covering three core modules
  • A thesis will have to be submitted on a topic chosen by the student under the guidance of his or her mentor
  • A separate literature review and a presentation will have to be given on a topic chosen from a pool of topics
  • A portfolio of 15 images has to be submitted within two weeks of the final examination; a period of two weeks will be given to submit the defense of portfolio after the initial assessment
  • Final exam will have a theory and practical components
  • 85% attendance is required to sit for the exams

Intended Audience

  • For those who are absolutely serious about photography and for those who want to start their own photography related business

Medium of Instruction

  • Full Time - Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri 0800 - 1200 - Sinhala
  • Part Time - Sunday 0800 - 1200 - Sinhala
  • Part Time - schedule to be decided - English - Please register your interest

Course Schedule

  • To be announced
  • Option – I : Full Time – Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri 0800 – 1200
  • Option – II: Part Time Sun – 0800 - 1200

Required Equipment

  • A DSLR or a Modern Mirrorless Camera or any other camera with manual controls for Aperture, Shutter & ISO
  • A laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom installed
  • An electronic flash unit or a strobe light with a triggering mechanism or a continuous light source

Capturing Module

  • Basic components of an image
  • The sensor & the film
  • Cameras
  • The Eye of the photographer
  • Lenses
  • Exposure
  • Examination

Composition Module

  • What makes a photo appealing
  • Conventions & rules

Processing Module

  • Reasons for editing images
  • Concepts of editing
  • Archiving & Software specific editing – I
  • Software specific editing – II
  • Plugins
  • Examination

Lighting Module

  • What is lighting
  • Why learn lighting
  • Light sources
  • Lighting angle
  • The amount of light
  • The subject
  • Polarization & Diffraction
  • Portrait lighting styles
  • Lighting up different subjects
  • Examination – Shooting assignment & Viva

Colour Module

  • What is Colour
  • Genesis of Colour
  • Reasons for Managing Colour
  • Computers and Colour
  • Monitors
  • Device specific colour
  • Colour Managed workflow
  • Colour Managed Printing

Presentation Module

  • Presenting as per requirements
  • What is a photograph
  • Optimizing images to suit presentation platforms
  • Displaying Prints
  • Optimizing display environments
  • Indoor/Gallery Lighting

Image Literacy & Critique Module

  • What is an image
  • Importance of visual communication
  • Impact
  • Context
  • Form
  • Content
  • History of Visual Communication & Art
  • Sri Lankan and Oriental Art
  • Renaissance
  • Impressionism
  • Modernism
  • Post Modernism

Specialization Module

  • Photojournalism
  • Portraiture
  • Product Photography

Business, Law and Ethics Module

  • Photography & Videography as a business
  • Things to do before starting a business
  • The business plan
  • Forming the Business
  • Market, Legal and Social Considerations
  • Running your own business
  • Business Administration
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Laws related to Business
  • Laws related to multimedia & Photography
  • Ethics
  • Customer Service and Customer Care
  • Dealing with Clients

Final Exam

  • MCQ
  • Structured Essay
  • Practical Session
  • Portfolio Presentation

Educational Requirements

  • G.C.E O/L for the full time course. For those who do not have O/L consideration will be given by case by case basis
  • Those who enroll for the English medium course need to have an adequate working knowledge of the language to follow the course

Getting the best out of this course

  • As in all other courses by IME, we expect students to spend a minimum of 2 hours on homework for each hour spent in the class
  • Participation in all classes is expected to get the best out of the course and more than 85% attendance is required to sit for diploma examination
  • We expect participants to have equipment as described in the course overview section

Enrolment Process

  • A limited number of students will be enrolled per course
  • Positions are given on first come first serve basis
  • Students need to choose a payment option and must make the payment to secure a placement

Payments

Course Fee: Rs. 160,000.00 (Rupees Hundred and Sixty Thousand )

Payment Option 01 (Discount option)

  • Eligible for 5% discount if paid two weeks prior to the commencement of the course
  • Discounted Fee Rs. 152,000.00
  • Payment date to be eligible for discount – two weeks prior to starting date

Payment Option 02 (Easy Payment option)

  • Four equal payments of Rs 40,000
  • First payment to secure a place prior to the commencement of the course
  • Second payment to be paid prior to beginning of week 11
  • Third payment to be paid prior to beginning of week 22
  • Fourth payment to be paid prior to beginning of week 33
  • Late payment fee of Rs. 1000/week will apply unless paid in time

Making Payments

  • Payments can be made in person, to our bank account or via credit card (this option is currently being developed)
  • A reference number is required to deposit money to our bank account and should be stated on the deposit slip
  • Reference numbers can be obtained by contacting our Registrar or filling out the following form

Contact Numbers

  • 011 309 4300
  • 077 415 1065
  • 071 274 5005
  • 077 762 5140

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