Full Time Courses


Thank you for enquiring about the Stellenbosch Institute of Photography and Multimedia Studies. Herewith more information about our available courses.
If you want to register as a full-time student then request the registration form at bestsips@iafrica.com
If you need any other information you can contact Charl Best at 0824409199
We are looking forward to have you with us !

First Semester

Full-time you will study Photography, Video production and Photo and Tv. Make-up in the first Semester and do any or all as advanced studies in the second semester..
You will complete theory and practical in the basics of these subjects, which will prepare you for the advanced course in the second semester.

You can also choose Interior Design, Event Management, Fashion Design, Internet Marketing and/or Furniture Design with your main subject in the first semester only.
These subjects will give you the basics knowledge of management and design. You will do theory and practical assignments.

Second Semester

1. Advanced Photography

Moving towards the second semester the student will learn more advanced specialized techniques that will prove the student a truly professional photographer. The student will attend weekly workshops in Landscape,- Fashion,-Theatre,– Documentary,- Advertising,- Food,-Industrial,- Wedding,-Wine and Packshot,- Commercial,- and Street photography.

Practical Projects each week:

You will also have to complete a thesis of every workshop attended and most workshops will have a theoretical lecture.
Your portfolio will consist of the above workshops and you will also work in a one hour lab for one week to gain practical experience of lab management.
Practical assignments group stock shoots for the rest of the week. Photo studio management and Portfolios

2.  Graphic Computers (optional)

Adobe illustrator is used for Graphic Design and we teach in depth all the tools to use to design a brochure, logo, letterhead and other corporate ID. for businesses.
Advanced Photoshop
Advanced Photoshop takes an in-depth look at the software and the advanced capabilities of the tools and functions inside of Photoshop. The aim of the course is to equip students with enough skill and knowledge to use Photoshop accurately and with absolute control. The Advanced Photoshop Course consists of 10 Sections and 10 practical assignments plus a Photoshop Portfolio Design assignment.
We teach WordPress and all the functions for you to be able to design top wesites for businesses. At the end of the course you will also have your own website to advertise your skills.

For more detail of each Subject, go to “subjects” on the Index page of www.sips.co.za.








What make Sips famous?
Twenty three years of existence, our high standards in multimedia, Photography, Video production, Graphic design and Photo -and TV make-up, keeps us up to date with technology.
Charl Best, the founder and principal of SIPS., for the past 23 years will be your course leader. He has done 15 international photo exhibitions and still practice professional photography. His photos are published in newspapers and international magazines. Charl did scientific photography for WNNR.,worked for Media24 and Perskor as a photographer and studied art at US. He did documentary films, hundreds of weddings and business product video’s.
This course is practical and give more meaning to the saying “There’s never a dull moment”. The student gets the opportunity to experience hands – on corporate education in Photography and Multimedia. SIPS will expose you in all the different types of Photography, Commercial, Advertising, Scientific, Sport to name a few and many more.
At the end of your course you will have a high standard of Professional and a Portfolio in all the specialized subjects that is acceptable all over the world.
We spend 70% on practical and 30% theory. The theory is a breeze even for a student with concentration problems! Lots of group photo shoots outdoors and in the studio. Detailed planning, styling and make-up done by all the students in the class. Great fun and friends forever.

Were you not able to sign up for this Full Time course at the beginning of the year, you are still able to register by doing the Online Training Photo course and then continue with the full time course with the other students from July each year. See the page Join in July.
In Stellenbosch we accept a maximum of 8 full-time students per year.