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Developmental Course in Photography

Key Fact
  • Program name
    Developmental Course in Photography
  • Program Duration
    3 Weeks
  • Delivery Method
  • Credit hours
  • Program Cost (VAT Execluded)
    SAR 2,600
​This course will help students to explore the creative potential of their camera and develop an understanding of how to see the world with a 'photographer's eye'. It places digital photography within the more universal context of the medium's tradition by teaching the creative possibilities and technical aspects common to different types of cameras.  ​

This course would benefit anyone wishing to explore the creative potential of their photography practice. More advanced students would benefit from this course in order to refine and practice project-based work after an initial recap of the fundamentals. ​

Pre-requirements for this course: 


Co​-requirements for this course: ​


Developmental Course Training Plan:

The developmental course is offered 4 times during a Semester.​

Admission Req​uirements:​

  • High School Degree or Equivalent​​​​​​​

Career opportunities:

  • Freelance professional photographer

  • Media photographer

  • Commercial/Product photographer​​​

Course Main Objective:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 

  1. Teach students the technical command of the photographic medium. By the end of this course students should be able to make confident and informed decisions regarding composition, exposure and image quality using digital technology. 

  2. Teach students command and skills necessary to evoke their personal visions.  

  3. Educate heightened visual sensibility and teach students to see both with their eyes and their cameras and make creative compositional decision in their photographs.  ​​

  4. Educate in students’ knowledge of the history of photographic medium and how it relates to the history of arts.

  5. Teach students the vocabulary of photographic aesthetics; educate in students the ability to articulate their intentions about their own work and criticism about others' works using objective terminology.​​​​

Study Plan​

  • Program Duration
    No. of credit hours
  • 3 Weeks
    16:00 - 20:00​​

Course ​Content​

  • List of Topics​
    Contact Hours
  • Fundamentals of Photography
    8 hours
  • Introduction to DSLR
    12 hours
  • Photographic Lightning
    10 hours
  • Portrait Photography
    10 hours
  • Photography Genres
    12 hours
  • Photography Retouch
    8 hours
  • Total
    60 hours

Tuition ​a​n​d Fees​​​

  • Description
    Fees after VAT
  • Tuition Course Fee (VAT Excluded)
    SAR 2,600
  • Tuition ​Course Fee (VAT Included)
    SAR 2,990

​Other Fees

  • Description
    Fees after VAT
  • Application and Admission procedures fees
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • E-Learning Resources Fees
    SAR 173/month
  • Placement Test (If applicable)
    SAR 460, non-refundable

Impo​rtant notes:

  • Students are required to pay their full tuition fee upon registration.
  • Effat University reserves the right to withhold student services, including Blackboard and Banner access, from students who do not complete their due payment as per their payment plan or if their account status is delinquent.
  • There are no installments allowed for any of the PACE-HIT programs (less than 5 weeks).
  • In the event that the student chooses to pay in installments for the PACE-HIT programs (6 weeks and above)​
    • Upon Registration (First Installment):

      50% of the total training course fees

    • ​Final Instalment:

      The last 50% of the t​otal training course fees

Payme​​​​nt Methods

The payment can be made by:
  •   Effat University E-Payment System​​ ​
  • Cash (working hours are from 8:00 Am to 3:00:PM)
  • Cheque payable to Effat University
  • Credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express)
  • Direct deposit or bank transfer* to EFFAT bank account
    • Wire Transfer Required Information
    • Bank Name:  Saudi National Bank (SNB)
    • Name of Account Holder: Effat University
    • Bank Account Number: 10147135000210
    • International Bank Account number (IBAN): SA9310000010147135000210

Contact Information:

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Contact Information
Program Director