A career in photography offers you the opportunity to be creative and to express yourself through your work. Students will be prepared for the exciting world of photography and equipped to work in all facets of the industry, whether for themselves or in the employment of leading businesses, both locally and abroad. Potchefstroom Academy will ensure that you receive an engaging, fun-filled experience and an accredited qualification, which gets you a step closer to achieving your dreams.

At Potchefstroom Academy, we believe in providing you with a multi-dimensional learning environment incorporating theoretical and practical knowledge. We provide real situational demonstrations and make use of interactive workshops providing you the opportunity to experience first-hand what a day in the life of a photographer is all about. The theory component is interactive with in-depth debates and discussions all supported with informative, relevant and constantly updated cutting-edge course material. The photography qualifications extend further by giving students training in professional, technical and conceptual skills across several photographic genres.


Higher Certificate in Photography (NQF Level 5) – 1 year full time.

Advanced Certificate in Photography (NQF Level 6) – 1 year full time.


Commercial, Newspaper and Magazine Photographers, Photo Editing and Retouching, Picture Editor, Studio Photographer, Professional Photographic Assistants, Photographic Retail Representatives or Photographic Laboratory Assistants and Managers.


Technical Theory of Photography, Applied Photography, Digital Media, Visual Literacy, Professional Photography, Graphic Design and more.