Part Time Advanced Course


The 10 month Advanced Photography Course is aimed at individuals who are already technically proficient and would like to create a focused body of work, and smaller projects around a particular theme or concept. The course teaches practical and theoretical development of concept and narrative, exploring a critical approach to image making in our local context. By engaging a variety of research processes involved in the building of a contemporary visual narrative, you will reflect upon the use of photographic technique to create and express meaning.

The course includes modules on Portraiture and Landscape Photography, Critical Photographic Theory, Visual Culture and Literacy and Professional Practice. 

Duration: 10 months

Venue: Through The Lens Collective, Fox Street Precinct

Class times: Thursdays and Fridays

 10am – 1pm (times may vary)

Photograph by Remofiloe Mayisela

To apply submit a 20 image portfolio with bio to

Workshop Content:



Analogue practices - pinhole and darkroom

Body of Work

Critical Theory in Photography

Visual Culture

Visual Literacy

Professional Practice


DSLR/mirrorless/compact cameras with the possibility of manual control  OR SLR film cameras.

Laptop with Photoshop 


9 February to 28 November 2024

Part time classes through the course of a year

Sessions will vary


R11 500 -  plus a registration fee of R1500 non refundable

Payment Options:

1) Payment in Full

2) 3 Parts 

3) Monthly 

(R 1 500 +  R 1 000 per month x 10 )  

NB. All registration fees to be paid before commencement of course, all outstanding fees to be paid before end of course.

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2020 end of year advanced exhibition


A selection of work from previous advanced students.

Sinethemba Mzinyathi


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