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Apply for Photography and Design Short Courses at Central University of Technology

Photography for Beginners

This short course in photography is aimed at beginners and keen amateurs that wish to gain a better understanding of their equipment and greater creative control. Class sessions consist of theoretical lectures, practical demonstrations with student participation, weekly assignments and constructive critique sessions. Participants will learn to take better, more technically sound and creatively interesting images and do more with their images once they have been captured. Both black and white and colour digital photography will be covered. This course will be presented by Mr Jano Myburgh, a part time lecturer at the Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.  The course will be offered over a six-week period with weekly evening classes on Wednesdays from 18:00 to 21:00 in room 28 of the main art building. Alternatively, weekend sessions will also be available on Saturday mornings from 09:00 -12:00. You will need to own a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) with basic lenses or Prosumer camera (fixed lens camera with full manual control) and a keen interest in photography as well as a USB flash drive with a minimum capacity of 4GB.

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Intermediate Photography

This course is for those who already completed the Photography for Beginners short course and have a basic knowledge of digital Photography. This course will be presented by Mr Jano Myburgh, a part time lecturer at the Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.  The course will be offered over a six-week period with weekly evening classes on Thursdays from 18:00 to 21:00 in room 28 of the main art building. You will need to own a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) with basic lenses or Prosumer camera (fixed lens camera with full manual control) and a keen interest in photography as well as a USB flash drive with a minimum capacity of 4GB.

Graphic Design for beginners

Class sessions consist of theoretical graphic design principles lectures and weekly step-by-step practical assignments which culminate into a final practical assignment that will require the creativity of the participants and the utilization of the skills learnt throughout the course. Many of the more important tools and skills will be covered. By the end of the course, participants will be able to design their own business cards, flyers and logos in Photoshop. This course will be presented by Mrs Christie Bester, a full-time lecturer at the Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.  The course will be offered over a TWO-WEEK PERIOD with classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 17:30 till 20:30 in lab 10 of the Graphic Design building. All materials are included in the course fee.

Pattern Design: Infinity dress and infinity top

The Pattern Design short course is an introduction into clothing design. Class sessions consist of lectures followed by in class practical exercises. Participants will be assigned homework on a weekly basis to practice new skills. The sessions will cover measurements, basic blocking of a dress and top as well as different variations thereof.  This course will be presented by Mrs Doretha Jacobs, a part time lecturer at UFS. The course will be offered over a six-week period with weekly evening classes every Monday from 18:00 to 21:00 in room 30 of the Main Art building. The following is needed to participate in this short course: YOUR OWN SEWING MACHINE, 4m of Bon Bon material (any colour) for the dress and 1.5m of any knitted material (any colour) for the top, scissors, Pritt glue stick, cello tape, ruler (minimum 50cm), pencil and eraser.

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