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PG Diploma - One year
PG Diploma - Two year


one Year Course
PG Diploma in Photography is a one-year program for individuals from various backgrounds of education who have an interest in pursuing a career in photography. The course is framed in a non-semester pattern, striking a fine balance between contemporary photography theory and hands-on practical sessions. The curriculum is custom-made to encourage the students to explore the diverse media domain and have a cross-disciplinary approach to the medium. Apart from the techniques and technology, the students will also get exposure to the varied specializations in photography such as street photography, fashion photography, product photography, creative photography, photo-journalism and many more.
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  • Basic Theory Of Photography, Cameras And Technologies
  • Post Processing Techniques Digital Editing
  • Basic Lighting Design
  • Archive And Photo Book Design
  • Introduction To Different types of Camera
  • Diploma Project
  • Indoor And Outdoor Photography


A student with a PG diploma in Photography from DOT is well equipped to practice on their own as an independent/freelance photographer in fields like Wildlife Photographer, Sports and Event Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Commercial Photographer and Film Set Photographer. Apart from this, they can find employment opportunities as a Photo sub-editor, archivist, Photojournalist - Newspaper, News Agency Photographer, Magazine Photographer, Photo Researcher, Photo Retoucher, Archivist, Stock Image Creator, VFX - Digital Photo artist, Photo Gallery Manager.


This course requires skills with a focus on theoretical and practical aspects of photography. Students are trained across the interdisciplinary fields of photography and are equipped with concurrent technological tools and software. Furthermore, students are required to have expertise in using different tools used in photography. In addition, students are required to learn numerous skill sets to develop their careers as professional photographers.
  • Understanding Camera & Equipment Techniques
  • Aesthetics of Photography
  • History of Photography
  • In-depth study of Natural Light and Artificial Light
  • Photojournalistic Skills
  • Post Production Essentials - Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Printing Techniques
  • Business aspects of Photography
  • Specialization & Niche exploration
  • Internship opportunities


Why Pursue PG Diploma in Photography?
  • Turn your passion into a flourishing career with professional certification and education.
  • Photography, being a vast field, get trained in each niche of photography, from wildlife, documentary, drone, art, event photography, etc.
  • Gain exposure, industry experience & insights from the experts.
  • Reduces the time taken to establish yourself in the industry substantially.
Who Can Pursue a PG Diploma in Photography?
The students are required to possess the following minimum qualification to be able to pursue a PG Diploma in Photography. In addition, one needs to pass the DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) to qualify. Know more details at https://www.dotsod.in/ admissions/.
  • MODE OF SELECTION - DOT-DAT(Design Aptitude Test) Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission
    • Successful completion of Undergraduate program of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization or Successful completion of Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design after 10+2 system from any university or institute recognized by the government of India.
    • A strong portfolio in the specific field of application is mandatory.
What is the fee structure for this course?
The fee prescribed for this course is Rs.90,000/- which is inclusive of the entire course of study.
What is the duration of this course?
PG Diploma in Photography is a one-year course custom-made for individuals from various backgrounds of specialization.
What are the Selection Criteria for a PG Diploma in Photography?

DOT School of Design conducts DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) applicable for students interested to start their Design education at DOT. DOT-DAT comprises two levels –

  • Written Examination :
    Round 1 - Technical Test
    Round 2 - On Table Test
  • Personal Interview & Portfolio Submission

The students qualifying both the levels are selected for further counseling & admission procedures. For more information on DOT-DAT, Click here.

How many seats are allocated for PG Diploma in Photography?
A total of 15 seats are allocated for the PG Diploma course in photography.
What about Placements and Internships?

At DOT School of Design, we have different programs to assist students in shaping their careers. One of the assistance programs is INCO - Industry Connect, which connects industry experts and students. Multiple organizations & companies have signed MOUs with DOT offering placement & internship opportunities to the students. Another assistance program is IRC - Incubation Research Centre, where the students are given 360° guidance to start up their own practice and to be entrepreneurs in this effervescent field.

What facilities are offered by DOT to the students?
DOT School of Design is equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to train and inspire students. Students are provided with
  • Open studios and lecture halls.
  • Fully equipped laboratories and research facilities.
  • Workshops & advanced equipment
  • Experienced faculties.
  • State of the art AV Room & Amphitheatre
  • Library & Interaction spaces
  • Locker storage
  • Hostel & Transportation Facilities
  • Wifi-enabled campus
To know more about the infrastructure at DOT, click here.
Why DOT School Of Design?
  • DOT School of Design is the first exclusive design college in Chennai which offers multidisciplinary courses in the fields of Industrial design, Interior Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design & Fine Arts.
  • The Design ethics & the learning culture at DOT results in mature & conscious designers & leaders.
  • The various Industry connect programs and Jury Panels comprising Industry practitioners increase the students’ exposure to the industry while they learn.
  • Faculties from renowned institutes & advisory panels consisting of Industry experts.
  • Well-equipped laboratories & workshops.
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