Readiness Assessment
Is the UCT Digital Photography online short course the right fit for you?
Do you want to learn the technical skills needed to operate your DSLR camera correctly?
Take this quick readiness test to find out if you've got the time, technology, and experience you need to go ahead and register.
Take the quiz now
Over the course of 10 weeks, how many hours do you have available to focus on your part-time studies? *


This course consists of 10 modules, and will take you around 7-10 hours per week to:
            - read your course notes,
            - watch video lectures,
            - engage with your classmates, and
            - complete quizzes or assignments 
before you can move on to the next week's module.

That could work, but you may need to squeeze in a few more before you go to bed.

Our past students have reported that it takes them 7-10 hours each week to fully engage with the course material.

You're busy, we understand that.

But, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, "If you want something done, ask a busy person."

Our past students have found that it takes them about 7-10 hours per week to fully engage with their course material

Could you wake up a little earlier or perhaps fit in some extra study time during your lunch break?

Do you have reliable access to a computer and broadband internet? *

That's perfect!

This course is completely online, so an internet connection is necessary to watch the videos, download course content, upload assignments and interact with your Head Tutor and fellow classmates via the online discussion forum.

Could you access the internet at a library, your favourite coffee shop, or an internet cafe?

This course is entirely online, so you'll need an internet connection to watch videos, download course content, and upload assignments throughout the programme.

Do you have your own DSLR camera?

Great! This course requires you to have your own camera so you can practically apply the techniques you'll be learning throughout the modules.

That's okay! 

Ask friends or family if they have one you can borrow for the duration of the course.

This course requires you to have your own camera so you can practically apply the techniques you'll be learning throughout the modules.

Have you ever successfully completed an online short course, either through GetSmarter or another institution? *

That's great! 

You're clearly ready to join the 37,000 professionals who have already successfully completed a GetSmarter short course, online and part-time. 

Not a problem. 

Here are two reasons why 90%+ of our students successfully complete their online course:

1. Our online learning platform is immersive, dynamic, and super easy-to-navigate - from the comfort of your own home. 

2. Your dedicated Course Coach will ensure you maintain your learning momentum, and support you every step of the way.

Which industry do you currently work in? *


This course offers you the opportunity to develop a transferable skill set you can use to make a positive impact on businesses in any industry.

Which skills and expertise are you most interested in developing through this course? *

Finally, what's your strongest motivation for taking this course? *

It looks like this course could be perfect for you.
This course will teach you a variety of photography techniques as well as familiarise you with your camera. You'll walk away confident in your ability to take amazing photographs.

Sound good? 
It looks like this course could be perfect for you.

On successful completion of this course, you'll walk away with a certificate of completion, approved by Africa's number one University, UCT, as well as a practical and transferable skill set in digital photography.

You're in the right place.

Digital photography is a great creative challenge. The best part? You could even use this skill as a value-add in your current role.

Many businesses need high-quality photographs for brand and marketing purposes, so your new skill could be the perfect way to make a good impression at work.

Sound good?