Programme Brief

Utilizing basic equipment for capturing still and moving images, learners will explore essential technical considerations when constructing photos and videos for a range of applications including social media, vlogging, music videos, photojournalism, event photography and much more.

Developing technologies influence both methods and techniques of photography and video production, providing numerous creative possibilities for professionals and hobbyists alike. This hands-on course will introduce learners to fundamental concepts in understanding and creating still and moving images.

Special emphasis will be placed on standard conventions in capturing still and moving images, including the use of key visual and technical codes such as composition, focal point, depth-of-field, lighting, white balance, aperture and shutter speed, among other important conventions.


Target Audience

This course is ideally suited for persons interested in photography or video work wanting to develop a strong understanding of the technical considerations involved in shooting photographs or capturing moving images.

Click to view the course outline.

Why study at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom
  • Learners have access to a fully equipped Graphic Design Studio and Mac/Computing Labs to carry out various learning activities
  • The course is career-oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on Saturday, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs

The duration of this course is 30 contact hours.


Start Date

End Date

Mode of Delivery






Face to Face


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

US $345 / TT$2250






Please click Registration Information for more details.

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

What's Next?

On completion students can progress to:

  • 30 Contact Hours
  • Champs Fleurs

Participants should be computer literate.

Requirements for Online Sessions:

  • Windows OS: Windows 10
  • Office: Microsoft Office 2019 (Office 2016 is similar to the 2019 version)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Requirements for Lab Sessions:

  • Smartphone (with at least 1280 x 720 resolution) or DSLR camera


  • Administration fee: US $23 / TT $150
  • Registration deadline: One week before the scheduled start date of the class.
  • Payment Plan: 50% down payment of the tuition to start the class and the balance to be paid by the end of the course. However, should you require a payment plan more tailored to you, feel free to let us know so we can discuss further.

Online Registration

To register for the online course, please follow the instructions below:

1. Please complete the Online Programme Registration Form, and click submit.


Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via the following options below:

2. PayPal – Please click the ” Add to Cart” button below:

All relevant information about accessing online sessions will be sent via email within 3-5 working days.

3. WI Pay (Credit Card) – If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.


*If you do not have a PayPal account, or a credit card, you can utilize any of the following payment options:


4. Payment of TT$2,250.00 can be made via a direct or in bank deposit as directed here.

Once you have deposited the required payment, please email and attach a copy of the stamped deposit slip to Centre for Media, Communication & Design (CMCD) informing of such.

Once CMCD verifies the deposit, final registration details will be forwarded to the student.

For further information, please send an email to Centre for Media, Communication & Design (CMCD)   or call 663-7227 extension 1041 – 1045.



1-868 – 663-7227 extension 1041 – 1045.

Email: for more details.

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand how to record still and moving images in various contexts
  2. Apply technical considerations in capturing still and moving images
  3. Evaluate visual and technical codes for capturing images across a range of media