Full Time Courses






We have recently altered our fulltime course from 12 to 6 months.

You can choose either the first or second semester to do our fulltime course by participating in workshops and online studies.

You will complete our three main subjects, photography, video production and photo-& tv. make-up.

For each subject, you will attend two days per month (x 4 months) by visiting Sips to do lectures, group practical and evaluations.

At these lectures you will receive practical assignments in all three subjects to complete at home with our online assistance.

You will complete theory and practical assignments. You will learn more advanced specialized techniques that will prove the student a truly professional photographer, moviemaker and make-up artist. Our course subjects will equip you within 6 months to produce top quality media, all by yourself.

At the end of the course you will complete an extensive practical and theoretical exam in all three subjects. You will also have gained loads of experience, a professional portfolio and show reel to show to future clients or employers.




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.

Previous students said…
• “I was so lucky to have been a student at SIPS. I am now employed as a producer at the number one stock photography company in the world. I can truly say that SIPS prepared me well for the career that I now have. ”
• “SIPS is the ultimate environment for prospective students who love photography, multimedia studies and aim to succeed. ”
• “After working in the corporate world I turned my hobby into a full-time living. I’m now the official photographer for the National Arts Festival and run a successful freelancing business from home. I have been published in top photography magazines and have won international awards. ”
• “Today I am one of the technically strongest and most creative photographers among my peers in the Eastern Cape. This is thanks to the solid foundation that I picked up from your tuition back in the day.”
•” My year at SIPS was a life changing experience! ”