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Short Course
Digital Editing of Photography
A need was identified for a Short Course that could provide the necessary skills in Editing Digital Photographs.

Purpose of the course:

After the successfull completion of the Short Course participants will be able to use computer software with which digital editing of photographs will be possible.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Basic computer literacy.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

For outcome 1:

  • The ability to show an informed understanding of the key concepts, principles, rules and theories of digital photography editing;
  • The ability to select and apply the appropriate standard 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 digital photography editing.

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


For outcome 2:

Participants must be able to discuss, distinguish and implement appropriate standard methods, procedures and techniques in different contexts with a view to effectively use all the available tools to edit digital 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 editing.


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 method of assessment for breakdown of assessment). Any statement (“transcript”, letter of attendance, receipt, or any other document bearing a 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 two practical class tests (one third of final mark) and two substantial practical assignments (two thirds of final mark).

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
Working adults, local businesses and full-time students at NWU Potchefstroom campus.
Contact us
Me Lindi Cameron
Telephone number: 
(018) 299 4094