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International Diploma Program - Photography

International Diploma in Photography

DURATION: 2 semesters
ELIGIBILITY: Open eligibility (anyone can apply), with passing NICC Entrance Exam pass (Aptitude Test, Portfolio Evaluation, Interview)
(Download application form here)
For Details & Breakup, see last page of Application Form

Program delivers a foundation in Photography in specific photographic topics:

The program provides International Diploma In Photography - Pan-European acceptance and International recognition by ELIA Member-Institutions.
For more details of validity of qualifications and their significance, please see the Affiliations page.

NICC is one of only four prestigious Canon Pro Centres in India, thus regarded as one of the best institutions in the country delivering high-quality professional education in Photography and related disciplines. NICC has a full-fledged photo-studio with the latest Canon photographic DSLR equipment and accessories, and professional software necessary for professional image processing. NICC students also enjoy exclusive internship and placement benefits extended to them by Canon India. Most importantly, NICC's credibility in the field of Professional Photography is founded on reputation and experience of more than thirty years by Dr. Akash K. Rose.

The program is designed to extend beyond the teaching of photographic techniques - it explores various commercial contexts of use of Photography, thus enables students to position themselves in this highly competitive market with greater advantage.
The academic year is devided into semesters, which are further devided into academic quarters. Every quarter consists of lecture periods and lecture + project periods, during which students are engaged in projects which are a direct opportunity of applying what is divided and learned in a given quarter. Evaluation, therefore, takes place four times in a year, at the end of each quarter. This structure helps students to systematically build their portfolio of work, as the first prerequisite to enter the professional market.

Semester 1 and 2:
- Review of Photographic History
- Art Principles in Photography
- Photographic Theory and Techniques, Methods and Tools
- Camera, Lenses and Accessories
- Image-Capture Media
- Lighting Sources and Lighting Techniques
- Special Techniques and Styling
- Image Processing Software and Techniques
- Colour Management

All topics listed above are addressed via specific streams in Photography, such as People, Travel, Studio and Nature Photography as foundation in Photography, and via which development of individual photographic style takes place through projects.