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CERTIFICATE IN PHOTOGAPHY

CERTIFICATE IN PHOTOGAPHY
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CERTIFICATE IN PHOTOGAPHY

Course Duration

The course will course will run for 1semester (6 months)

  • 24 contact hours per unit and an average of 5 units per semester
    • Mode of study:       Part Time Day– 1 semester
    • Intakes:                    January, May, September
    • Campus:                   Aqua Office Suites, Ngara Nairobi
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    • Fees:                          Ksh 30,000 / Term

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BIMS’s Foundation Certificate in Photography prepares you for the creative, conceptual and technical demands of a career as a photographer or multimedia practitioner. Using our state-of-the-art cameras, you will learn to light, shoot, edit and print photos. The course also exposes you to various genres of photography and teaches you to tell stories using photography.

Students who score a D- and do not meet the minimum (C-) for joining a diploma program on their KCSE are required to complete the foundation Certificate in Photography before progressing to a diploma programme.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Operate industry-standard cameras in order to capture still and motion-based images
  • Apply effective lighting techniques in natural, artificial and mixed lighting
  • Use Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance images
  • Apply appropriate techniques for different genres of photography, including portraiture, documentary, and commercial
  1. Orientation
  2. Introduction
  3. Exposure
  4.  Focusing, Composition and rules of thirds.
  5. White balance.
  6. Lenses.
  7. Lighting Accessories & Modifiers
  8. Outdoor Photography
  9. Visual Literacy & Storytelling
  10. Field Work
  1. Resolution & Image Quality
  2. Production: 1 Basic Introduction to Photoshop
  3. Production: 2 Basic Introduction to Light room
  4. Photo Finishing: Photo Printing, Frames, Mounting and Albums
  5. Captioning and Media
  6. Open Forum
  7. Relationship Management
  8. Special Class Photography business.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Operate industry-standard cameras in order to capture still and motion-based images
  • Apply effective lighting techniques in natural, artificial and mixed lighting
  • Use Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance images
  • Apply appropriate techniques for different genres of photography, including portraiture, documentary, and commercial

Earn Credentials Recognized By Employers Worldwide

BIMS students gain a competitive edge over their peers by earning an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification in:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop®
  • BIMS instructors prepare students to successfully pass these exams through a project-based curriculum that leverages Adobe Education learning resources, practice tests, and real-world applications.

To learn more about the certification exam visit:

www.Adobe.com/education/resources/certificate-programs.edu.html

BIMS has invested heavily in the photography department that includes three computer labs with Macs and PCs, latest models of digital cameras that are the most popular with photographers in the market.

We understand your love for certain brands so we have tried to accommodate both Canon and Nikon DSLR lover with popular models.

We also have a portable studio, reflectors and enough lights for any location shoot.

In our inventory we have some of the most popular cameras like:

  • Nikon D810 – Full-frame sensor
  • Canon MK3 – Full-frame sensor
  • Various Nikon cropped sensor cameras
  • Various canon cropped sensor cameras

ADMI has also invested in industry standard software:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Gimp

A photographer takes, captions, processes and prints photographs. A photographer will make money from the display, sale or use of these photographs. For example, a news photographer can have an art exhibition on various human conflicts that he’s covered. A commercial photographer will take images of a product that will accompany the marketing material. Photographers work within strict production timelines.

As a photographer, you will find employment opportunities in a number of industries, including advertising, publishing, sports, news, education, film, news and media houses

From working for an advertising agency to setting up your own studio, the diploma in photography opens the door to a wide range of creative careers.

Graduates from this program dive into well-paying jobs such as:

  • Portrait photographers
  • News photographers
  • Commercial photographers
  • Scientific photographers
  • Magazine feature editor
  • Television camera operator

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Qualification

Education

KCSE C- or above, with a C- or above in Kiswahili, English, Mathematics and at least one science subject OR A-levels with 2 principle passes.

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.

Prerequisites

Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.

Application Process

Necessary Documents

  1. Photocopy of your ID or Passport
  2. Application bank slip

Application Fees

A non refundable fee of KES 1,000 will be paid. This payment can be made via MPESA Paybill or Bank

In order to study at BIMS, students are required to ensure they have the correct legal documentation. For international students, this includes obtaining the relevant student visa. Below are the guidelines to the international student visa application process.

Guide to Applying for an International Student Pass

BIMS is proud to attract students from around the world. This guide is designed to help international students understand how to apply for an international student visa in Kenya. While we do not process or pay for international student visas, we hope the following information makes the student pass application process as smooth as possible.

Please note: BIMS is legally required to inform the Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons Office when a student discontinues his/her studies at BIMS, regardless of the reason. As a result, if a student is dropped from their programme due to poor academic performance, poor attendance or indiscipline, BIMS will immediately inform the Immigration Office.

Step 1: International students apply to BIMS

Step 2: BIMS sends supporting documents for visa application

  • Successful applicants receive a letter of admission.
  • They will also receive a letter of support or a cover letter, addressed to the Director of Immigration, indicating the name and duration of the course to be studied – both new and renewal applications.
  • Both of these letters will support international students in applying for their international student visa.

Step 3: Apply online for an International Student Visa

Step 4: BIMS Head of Academics or Principal signs/stamps completed form

Step 5: Prepare all documents and attachments

Collate the form and all necessary supporting documents, including:

  • Signed commitment letter from the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
  • National passport copy of the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
  • Proof of funds for self-sponsored students – both new and renewal cases
  • For minors, consent letter from the parent – both new and renewal cases
  • Copy of parent’s national passport and copy of birth certificate of the minor should be attached as proof of relationship (for minors) – both new and renewal cases
  • Copy of a valid national passport – both new and renewal cases (the bio-data page)
  • Current immigration status for the pupil/student – both new and renewal cases (If already in the country)
  • Two recent passport-size colour photos – both new and renewal cases
  • Duly certified copies of basic academic certificates for those joining Tertiary Institutions and Universities – new cases only
  • Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution – both new and renewal cases
  • Copy of the school’s/college registration certificate from the Ministry of Education – new cases only
  • Clearance letter from Department of Refugee Affairs for refugees – both new and renewal cases
  • Certified copies of progress report/transcripts obtained (by the issuing institution) – renewal cases only
  • Copy of student’s pass previously held – renewal cases only

Step 6: Submit application to immigration offices

  • Submit the complete form to immigration offices at Nyayo House, Alien Section, Counter Number 9 (full address below).
  • Please note: Immigration might take up to two months to process your student pass or international student visa. If more than two months lapse, please follow up with the immigration office.

Step 7: Processing

  • Once your application has been received, you will receive a notification via email. The email will state whether your application was rejected or received. If it has been received, processing should start immediately. You will be told to wait again. This might take around three weeks.

Step 8: Payment

  • Once your applications have been approved, you will receive another notification. You should now log in to your portal and make a payment via M-pesa (Pay-Bill number 206206) or bank cheque (payable to PS Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government).

Step 9: Provide proof of payment

  • Print out the approval letter and attach receipt payment. Take it to:

The Director of Immigration Services

Department of Immigration Offices

Nyayo House 9th Floor,

Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191,000100 Nairobi

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833

Email; dis@immigration.go.ke

You will then be told to wait for the visa to be processed. This will take three weeks or so.

Step 10: Collection

  • Once your Visa has been processed, you will receive a notification by email.
  • Go back to immigration offices at Nyayo House, Department of Immigration offices Ground Floor Room 16 and collect your Visa. On the same day, you should register as an alien. For more information, please visit https://fns.immigration.go.ke/infopack/passes/studentpass/.
Abraham Ali
Visual Artist

Abraham Ali is a passionate story-teller using images has worked in many countries across Africa, has worked for Corporates – local and multi-nationals, Advertising agencies, News agencies, Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations. 

Over the years he have worked with many organizations enriching their communication materials aimed at fundraising, project reporting, advertising, providing content for online use on websites.

He is keen to teach and mentor up-coming photographers currently based in Nairobi Kenya.

Kelvin Okumu
Chief Programmer

Kelvin Okumu is a Kenya-born documentary photographer and film producer. 

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