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Short Course
on
Advanced Digital Photography
A need was identified in the market for a short course in advanced digital photography that can provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to capture professional digital photographs.

Purpose of the course:

After successfully completing this Short Course participants will be able to capture professional digital photographs.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Participants should have successfully completed the short course in Basic Digital Photography. Participants should have a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Short Course on Basic Digital Photography

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • The ability to show an informed understanding of the key concepts, principles, rules and theories of advanced digital photography;
  • The ability to select and apply the appropriate advanced methods, procedures and/or techniques as the situation requires by choosing appropriate tools for the task and using it with well-informed and trained skills;
  • The ability to identify, evaluate and solve routine problems as well as new problems in the context of advanced digital photography

For outcome 1:

Paricipants must be able to define key concepts of advanced digital photography; discuss and apply advanced principles and rules relating to digital photography practices; distinguish and critically explain different theories relating to digital photography practices.

For outcome 2:

Participants must be able to discuss, distinguish and implement appropriate advanced methods, procedures and techniques in different contexts with a view to effectively use all the available tools when taking photographs.

For outcome 3:

Participants must be able to use the knowledge they have mastered in order to solve different contextual problems as will be experienced with digital photography

 

Assessment: 
It should be noted that participants are obliged to attend at least 70% of the contact classes to successfully pass the course. Furthermore, a participant must attain an average mark of 50% for all the relevant assessments in order to pass the course. Assessment will be supervised and conducted by the course presenter (see a method of assessment for a breakdown of assessment). Any statement (“transcript”, letter of attendance, receipt, or any other document bearing an NWU emblem) must be treated in the same manner as a certificate – i.e. issued ONLY via the approved NWU system/route/protocol. The final assessments of this short course are to be moderated.
Method of assessment: 
Assessment will be carried out in the form of five genre-based practical assignments (one-third of final mark) and one portfolio submitted upon completion of the course (two thirds of final mark).

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Working adults living in Potchefstroom or surrounding areas, local businesses and full-time students at NWU Potchefstroom campus.
Contact us
Name: 
Me Lindi Cameron
Telephone number: 
018 299 4094