Creative Media Education

Short Courses

Photography Short Course

Date & Time

  • TBA, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 weeks, 6pm-9pm


  • SAE Photography Certificate

Course Fee

  • AED 3500


What you need to know about this course

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of photography. A systematic and thorough approach is emphasized in the area of image sensors and digital workflow. Students develop essential skills for obtaining consistent results and a foundation in photography as a visual language.

Also, this course is a survey of the visual structure and history of photography, examining individuals, movements and the theories behind them that are the foundation of the art form, including topics on composition, and light and its effect.

Who it's for

Photography enthusiasts aged 16 and above who are looking to get the most out of their DSLR camera. Students must have their own DSLR camera for the course. This course can be used as a ‘stepping stone’ for students who wish to progress to our more advanced qualifications, and our BA degrees.

Entry Requirements

There are no academic requirements to participate in this programme. The student needs to be a minimum of 17 years of age upon commencement of the course.

Software Packages

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom


  • Introduction to photography
  • Quality of light
  • ISO
  • Aperture and depth of field
  • Shutter speed
  • Image size
  • Understanding your camera (camera types, sensors, manual controls)
  • Working with different lenses
  • Photographic optics, perspective and shot composition
  • Portraiture and human figure
  • Capturing motion and shooting action
  • Focusing modes and tracking
  • Practical shooting exercises
  • Basics of digital post-production in photography


Stephane Randjelovic

Like countless directors before him, Stefan Randjelovic found his cinematic footing as a kid shooting short flicks in his parents' back yard. Stefan then turned his attention to a more scholarly approach, building on his film knowledge in Paris, where he also started to hone his abilities in Photography. Moving to Dubai in 2007, Stefan continued to direct music videos for local artists, TV commercials and has worked for world leading brands including Twix, Ferrari, Pedigree, Galaxy, SAE, Nivea. Recently, Stefan has directed award winning commercials for SAE Institute Worldwide that won a Silver and a Bronze award at the "Lynx" Dubai Advertising festival.

His combination of fairness and expertise have made him highly sought after as a keynote speaker, and instructor. He is currently the Head of the Film department at SAE Institue Dubai where he teaches an international community of students because he loves to share his passion and love for film and cinema.