6-Month Programme

6-Month Programme


The 6-Month Programme is a great way to gain a huge amount of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, whilst still being able to juggle having a part-time job or just being busy with the other part of your life. The programme focuses on technical photography skills, together with the all-important image management, post-production and image output. Students complete this programme as competent photographers, able to show off a varied and comprehensive portfolio, and ready to face the challenges which the entry into the photography world poses.

Students who are enrolled for this course will be eligible to sit in on other part-time courses hosted by the Orms Cape Town School of Photography throughout the duration of their study (on prior arrangement with the part-time course manager). To further extend their learning at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography, students will be encouraged to attend all our lunchtime lectures, special events and will be expected to participate in the relevant exhibitions.

Students will be required to submit work for exhibition purposes mid-course, as well as at the end of the course, in conjunction with our Orms Cape Town School of Photography end-of-term show. All Orms Cape Town School of Photography students receive a 15% discount on Photobooks and the printing & framing of their coursework at Orms. Student cards need to be presented when work is handed in at Orms for any of these services. This discount is only applicable for the duration shown on the student card.

Please note: The programme fee costs cover tuition and course notes. Printing costs with regard to weekly projects, exhibition submissions and portfolios are the responsibility of the student.


Course Outcomes

  • Proficiency in technical camera work
  • Develop your own website
  • Proficiency in image management, post-production and image output
  • Photography portfolio book
  • Custom designed website and online portfolio
  • Exhibition experience
  • Business Development
  • Skilled in studio lighting

This course is designed with an emphasis on technical skill.


Foundation in digital photography | Advanced camera work | Business development | Post production in both Lightroom and Photoshop | Development of your own website


Introduction to studio photography | portraiture | food photography | product photography | fashion photography | DSLR videography | DSLR video editing | exploration of established photographic genres: architecture, interiors, sports, and events | portfolio development

Course Starting: 10 July 2017

Application Deadline: 9 June 2017

Pay Online


Pay up front online for the year at R 38 000-00

Alternatively, you can pay per EFT:


Cape Town School of Photography
Standard Bank
Account Number: 062899333
Branch Code: 020909

Please use your name as reference and fax or email proof of payment through to us.



Innovative approach to learning and an incredibly beautiful space!

Anakin Warren

Fantastic! Learnt so much, was inspired, have returned for second course!

Sophia Mortakis

Loved this course!