City Varsity

Are you a budding photographer or do you have a passion for animation? Perhaps you have a flair for words. Wherever your strengths lie, you’ve found the school of media and creative arts college where creative thinking and talent is honed in preparation for opportunities worldwide.


At CityVarsity, we believe in the power of creativity  to bring about positive change. That’s why in 1996, we established our first campus in Cape Town. Over the years, we’ve nurtured the leading creatives of our generation through our School of Media Studies and Creative Arts College.

Indeed, we may have done our job a little too well!

Over the years our alumni, across various disciplines, have excelled in their respective fields, becoming fixtures at National and International Awards Ceremonies and Art

Festivals. Held in high regard by their industry peers, CityVarsity graduates demonstrate the decisive edge our education provides.

If “creative-professional” sounds like you, do drop in! We know you’ll be impressed with our amazing students, dedicated staff and world class facilities.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to seek careers in the Film and Television industries, both in the public and private sectors.

Photography Programmes Offered at CityVarsity



SAQA ID 48452   |   NQF 6   |   CREDITS 360   |   DURATION 3 YEARS

The Diploma in Professional Photography aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform effectively in the Professional Photography industry. The purpose of the qualification is to provide students with the relevant academic exposure, visual literacy, practical skills and professional attitudes as is appropriate to this market area.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to seek careers as freelance, contract or permanent staff with photography-based companies of varying sizes. Graduates will be competent in the Commercial, Fine Art and Documentary Photography fields, including Black and White Photography and Printmaking, Studio Lighting, Digital Photography and related Photo Editing processes.


2019 EARLY BIRD PRICE: R 56,710


DEPOSIT: R 11,342


Students can be employed in the following career fields:

  • Commercial Photographer
  • Photographic Assistant
  • Photographic Retail Representative
  • Stock Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Social and Events Photographer
  • Newspaper and Magazine Photographer
  • Photographic Lab Assistant or Manager
  • Film Stills Photographer in the Movie Industry Fine Artist

Contact Us

Cape Town

Tel: +27(0)21 466 6800
Address: CityVarsity, 18 Roeland St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa


Tel: +27(0)11 242 6360
Address: 125 Simmonds St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa