A SOUTH African photography college, Visual Skills School (VSS), is to open a branch in Ugandan.
In a November 22 release, Christine Waschefort, the principal, said they plan to offer lessons in photography and computer graphic design starting next February.
Announcing this extension, Waschefort said many people may have the talent to create the visual base for websites, educational presentations, and other advertorial material, but may not have had the opportunity to acquire these skills through training.
â€œPhotography and graphic art as instruments of visual communication play a fundamental role in the dissemination of information. This is increasingly so with developments in telecommunication technology and infrastructure around the world,â€ she said.
This development is part of VSS expansion in East Africa.
According to the release, other satellite campuses will be opened simultaneously in Nairobi and Kigali in February.
The release also says certificates from VSS are recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council and endorsed by the Photographic Society of Southern Africa and the National Association for the Visual Arts.
â€œOur continent offers a multitude of unique and diverse opportunities for exciting and creative photography and graphic design.
VSS realises the availability of hands-on teaching in these subjects may not be easy to come by,â€ the release adds.
Both courses will be lectured in-depth, in Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali during March/February and June/July with final evaluation and graduation during November 2010.
Textbooks, various training aids and applicable software form part of the tuition material and will be given to students during the first session.
VSS is a training facility in Pretoria, South Africa dedicated to empower learners by developing their competency in visual communication, basic communication skills, interpersonal relations, basic business skills and entrepreneurial skills.
Photography school to open in Kampala