The objective of this programme is to provide the requisite knowledge and skills for a career as a professional photographer and new media, or simply to provide a firm foundation of knowledge for someone whose undertakes photography as a keen hobbyist. This is an up-to-date and comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography and new media. The programme seeks to provide candidates with the essential knowledge related to photography and new media, enabling them to practically apply the theories and ideas they learn to real-world situations in their workplace.

Who Should Apply?
This programme is ideal for all content creators, advertising specialists, journalists, editors, new media managers, media professionals, content marketers, communications and PR personnel, educators and web producers. Individuals with an advanced level of photography skill or who demonstrate a strong background and interest in the visual arts and media may also apply for this programme.


Among the subjects included in the programme are the following:
  • Fundamentals of Photography and Visual Composition
  • The Art of Seeing and Visual Storytelling
  • Digital Imaging and Design
  • Fashion & Studio Lighting in Photography
  • Commercial and Business Essential in Photography
  • Producing and Directing (DSLR) Video for New Media

Duration of Programme6 months
Medium of InstructionEnglish and Bahasa Malaysia
Teaching MethodsLectures, group discussions and presentations

The minimum entry requirement for this programme is:

  • Submission of a portfolio of 15 to 50 prints.

This programme is designed to enable its participants to:

  • Comprehend and practice the overall photography workflow and its environment.
  • Identify and exercise the overall shooting workflow, from getting a photographic assignment all the way up to its publication.
  • Manipulate raw photo shots with the software learned in different photography and videography applications.
  • Apprehend the use of DSLR in video making and also Video production workflow.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with established knowledge in the field of photography and awareness of current developments therein.

Thank you for your interest in enrolling at IIUM Academy. To apply for admission into this programme, application forms are available for collection from the office or can be downloaded here. The application form must be completed and returned for enrollment.

Applications should be addressed to:

PostalProfessional Development and Training Unit
IIUM Academy of Graduate and Professional Studies
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT),
International Islamic University Malaysia,
Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.

Only application with complete information shall be processed. Any incomplete submission may lead to rejection of the application.

Please find the link below to the online application form for enrollment.

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