JAN 28TH, 2020










Certificate in Fashion & Commercial Photography approved by Knowledge & Human Development Authority ( KHDA ), Govt of Dubai.


Passionate individuals with a keen desire to work in the industry. Applicants must be over 16 Years by the course start date. No prior work experience is mandatory, though working professionals with industry experience are welcome to apply. 

Minimum Academic Requirements : O Levels or Equivalent and graduates in any field.


The 3 months intensive course gives students a blend of technical and creative learning with various explicit skills. Students undergo an introductory learning on technical aspects of photography ranging from using various formats of digital technology in photography, lighting techniques, fundamentals of photography & editing for photography using professional equipment and resources. 

The course allows students to explore their visual communication skills and creative thinking and communicate them through images. Higher emphasis is given on developing the creative ability and fuses individuality and helps each student develop a signature style towards their work. Students explore various projects across fashion, commercial and editorial photography taught by practicing photographers. Students often receive opportunities to work in a professional environment with continuous support during and on completion of the course. 

The training informs students on industry protocols and students learn how to engage with industry experts – fashion editors, model bookers, agents, production companies and commercial clients. Through a series of studio based masterclasses, students gain and expand technical skill in studio and location work focusing on the art of light and composition. The photo shoot element of the course is executed at industry level working with model agencies, and industry based hair and makeup teams who are familiar with working on fashion editorials in London and internationally.

Students will work across multi location, street-based and studio environments to master commercial and creative technique working with both natural and artificial light.  Resulting fashion stories will be submitted for publication on-line and in print to reputable magazines and industry partners. 

Students will learn how to curate their own portfolio for prospective industry clients and how to edit y imagery shot on the course. Master guest speakers include motivational and named fashion photographers for inspiration, guidance, networking, personal development and working opportunity. 

Further, students experience various outdoor shoots, explore live assignments and eventually get opportunities to work under leading photographers as part of the course. At the end of the course, students present their works to the industry at the FAD Emerging Talents Show and further understand the commercial aspects of the industry prior to stepping onto the highly exciting and inspiring industry.



  • Understanding the Camera

  • Lighting Techniques

  • Color Analysis in Photography

  • Studio Practice

  • Still Life & Product Photography

  • Mood boards & Research

  • Fashion Photography

  • Editorial Photography

  • Commercial Photography

  • Photo-writing/ Blogging/ Photo-book

  • Photo Editing 

  • Professional Practice & Portfolio Development

  • Exhibit & Showcase 




Step 1 :  Make an Online Application 

Step 2 : Receive an offer letter confirming placement in the
              course with details on fee payment

Step 3 : Pay course fees via bank transfer or at the campus

108-109, 1st Floor, Block 17, Above Middlesex University, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai 500695 

Telephone: +97144477959, +971507002956 


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