Bachelor's Degree inPhotography ( Bengaluru )

Develop your artistic vision and nurture your photographical interests into a creative professional practice.

Course Overview

Practice the Technical Outlook of Photography

The Bachelor's Degree in Photography at ICAT is a full-time program that empowers one to practice any promising genre in photography, acquire the best optimal skill set, and start a career as a specialist photographer.

The program has been specifically designed balancing the theoretical and practical education. The flare for photography that the course instills in students combined with ICAT’s guidance make the students able to venture boldly into industries, such as fashion, advertisement, journalism, film, television, event management, and so on. The program also provides all the skills and confidence to take up a freelancing role.

Why Photography?

Choose Your Career Genre from the Widest Pitch

The world of photography today is very vast with its inevitable footsteps in numerous industries. Professional Photographers today can opt for a career in varied genres from Cruise Photography, Medical Photography, Photomicrography, and Astrophotography to Under Water, Forensic, Wildlife, Nature, Street, Fashion, Sports, and Wedding Photography.

Such an extensive pitch to play on along with the explosion of communication network, growing importance for fashion, India’s dominant position in the Media & Entertainment industry, increased use of social media, and the thousands of crores spent by brands to advertise their products and services are some of the factors that have led to the explosive growth of Photography as a lucrative career choice. If you have the flair for the profession, then now is the time to equip yourself with related skills and become the professional.

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Semester - I
  • ’Language Practical (Tamil / Hindi / French) - I
  • Language Practical - English-I – Prose and Communication Skills
  • The foundation to produce best photography works lies on the skills to visually communicate. This module addresses this basic skill by introducing students to communication, drawing and design methodologies (visual form).

  • Practical understanding about the underlying principles and elements of design, and colour psychology is provided in this module

  • Design & Photography Practice (Practical)
  • Visual Communication Methods (Practical)
Semester - II
  • Language Practical (Tamil / Hindi / French) - II
  • Language Practical - English-II – Prose, Extensive Reading and Communication Skills
  • Enabling students to analyse practical studio lighting problems during production is the goal of this module. The students here develop a firm understanding of concepts and methods used in lighting.

  • Advance understanding of concepts, methods and tools used in studio production of imagery/images is provided in this module. It develops student’s ability to independently plan and develop strategies for creating the best images.

  • Studio Lighting I (Product) - Practical
  • Studio Lighting II (Portraiture & Fashion) (Practical)
  • Environmental Studies
Semester - III
  • Language Practical – English - III - Communicative Skills
  • The students here are taught to conceive and analyse conceptual ideas, and practice to illustrate the ideas through photographs. They develop the ability to put forward their ideas by using their best visual communication and photography skills in such a way that the audience are able to easily interpret the intended idea

  • The genre of documentary photography is dwelled through in this module. It guides students to explore the different techniques of documentary photography and build their problem-solving skills to produce a finished piece of work

  • This module introduces the way of storytelling in a film, basics of film language, film production and basics principles of using a motion camera. It develops students’ ability to direct a film or documentary.

  • Conceptual Photography (Practical)
  • Documentary Photography (Practical)
Semester - IV
  • Language Practical - English – IV – Employability Skills
  • This module significantly increases the students’ skills to help them produce expert work of commercial standards. It guides students to explore various leading photographers’ works and ideas in which constructed imagery is used.

  • This module develops students’ ability to use studio lights and digital imaging techniques. The practice they take up with industry-standard software increases their confidence and expertise in the use of underpinning knowledge.

  • Advanced Lighting I for Photography (Practical)
  • Advanced Lighting II for Photography (Practical)
  • Value Education
Semester - V
  • This module is aimed to provide a brief knowledge on effective business communication and techniques, business strategies, innovations, project budgeting, timely implementation of beneficial project plans and policies improving business partnerships.

  • This module builds the students’ ability to develop their design and presentation skills by producing a range of specialist work.

  • This module is designed to guide students to work on a research-based project, where students get to implement their visualisation skills in creating design for a particular brief.

  • Portfolio & Presentation (Practical)
    • Fashion Photography
    • Street & Documentary Photography
    • Product Photography
Semester - VI
  • In this module, students will work on a live project in a Design Studio environment / a similar organization, where they seek hands-on experience in research and product development.

  • In this module, students are expected to produce a portfolio that demonstrates their understanding and articulation through drawings, concepts, sketches, design documents and presentation

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as a Photography Professional

  • Graphic Designing
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Design Thinking
  • Photography in Context
  • Fine Arts Photography
  • Emotion and Gesture using Lights
  • Composition
  • Storytelling and Sequencing
  • Still Life Photography
  • Food Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Black and White Photography
  • Beauty Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Product Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
Teaching Methodology

Learning Beyond the Walls

Research as a Mode of Knowledge Building

The practice of research and analysis is instilled in the students in every module of study. This way of learning through exploration assures long-term retention of knowledge in students.

Probe the Techniques through Project Works

Group projects/assignments and individual projects to create a presentable work is a perfect hands-on method for the students to seek the skills of negotiation, organization of roles, scheduling meetings, setting and meeting deadlines, and bringing together the individual elements to produce a final piece of work.

Knowledge Sharing with Peers

Group discussions trigger one’s ideas in the best way and it is also the way of knowledge sharing among students. The Photography students get to share their ideas and critiques with the peers on a regular basis.

Change the Way You Look

As students of Photography, they get to travel around the country for best photo shoots. Such experiences give the students an experience to explore different cultures, the confidence to interact with people, and above all enhance the way they look what’s around.

Build Yourself on Critiques

A third person’s perspective is the best one that gives the right feedback about a work; that too if the third person is a professional in field, it is just the right thing for a budding creator. At ICAT, we organize showcase events from time to time and invite professionals to give their feedback.

Seek the Expertise from Professionals

Seminars and workshops conducted at ICAT by the professionals holding a reputed role in the industry build competitive understanding of concepts and the professional way of doing a task.

Understand the Industry in Real Time

The curriculum at ICAT insists students to take up an internship in any related organization to get a clear and early insight of the industry, and build confidence to take up a career.

Student Awards

Rise and Shine

ICAT Student Won First Prize

GAFX CONFERENCE

ICAT Alumni Wins a Million

Pocket Gamer Connects

ICAT Student Won 2nd prize - ‘Black Hole’

Gamehack

ICAT Students Won Runner-up Award

La Fete Cultural Fest

ICAT Student Won Runner-up

IPGAF Competition

Learning Facilities

Practical Learning

Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics

The thorough research-oriented learning accomplished with extensive practice and expert guidance prepares the students for the industry challenges. This at ICAT happens with industry-standard facilities at the ICAT campuses.

Practice Image Manipulation

The Computer Lab equipped Apple iMac Computers loaded with industry-standard software and tools lets students practice the techniques of image manipulation.

Explore the Unlimited Possibilities at Photography Studio

Photography studio at ICAT comes with industry-standard Cameras, range of Lenses, Elinchrom Strobe Light Heads, Light Shaping Accessories, Light Tent, Light Meters, Speedlite, Manfrotto Tripods, Filters, Gray and Focus Cards, and a Changing Facility.

The Knowledge Repository

Right from history of design to latest in trend in photography, the students have access to all related information through 100s of books and magazines. This helps them research beyond the class lectures and gain immense knowledge of the industry and current trends.

Common to All Departments

In addition to the specific facilities for each department, the campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, common library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge, and so on.

Student Testimonial

Our Students Say

The course has given me the confidence and knowledge base to start producing professional-quality photographs.

Sabareesh Nagaragan,UG Photography

The course was designed in a way that learning is not limited. I gathered lots of knowledge through the projects. The assignments were really good as it helped me to think out-of-the box.

Sarvesh Prabakar,UG Photography

The photography classes had a really broad approach to creativity and research, which made me an Entrepreneur. It has also given me the confidence to start my own business in the commercial industry

Vinay Kumar Sandeep,UG Photography

The course has given me the confidence and knowledge base to start producing professional-quality photographs.

Sabareesh Nagaragan,UG Photography

The course was designed in a way that learning is not limited. I gathered lots of knowledge through the projects. The assignments were really good as it helped me to think out-of-the box.

Sarvesh Prabakar,UG Photography

The photography classes had a really broad approach to creativity and research, which made me an Entrepreneur. It has also given me the confidence to start my own business in the commercial industry

Vinay Kumar Sandeep,UG Photography
Student's Works

Outstanding works of ICATians

Career Opportunities

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With an exclusive Placement Cell that holds a record of 100% placement, till date, we assure best jobs for every student who have gathered their skills and are ready to take up the challenges of the industry.

As a Bachelor's Degree Photography graduate, the students can identify their area of interest from the wide range of genres available. They can take up careers in varied industries, including Fashion, Journalism, Advertising, Film, Television, etc. They can take up a role in different genres as:

  • Press Photographer or Photo Journalist
  • Editor, Cinematographer or Storyboard Artist in Cinema
  • Product Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Industrial Photographer
  • Wildlife Photographer
  • Feature Photographer
  • Freelancer
Why Choose ICAT

Only at ICAT

The focus the program gives towards futuristic technologies and the global knowledge that veterans in our knowledge brigade brings help students stand apart as best in the industry.

Above these, the opportunity to work on Dissertations, create Portfolio, and take up Internship with renowned companies gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as an animation professional.

  • 100% placement
  • world-class curriculum
  • Degree certified by eminent university
  • Highly equipped labs
  • frequent sessions from industry professionals
  • showcase events give the best learning experience
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Application Process

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Step 1 : Fill the application form

Apply by Filling Application form.

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Step 2 : Interview Process

Go through a direct communication with the Admission Team

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Step 3 : Join ICAT

An offer letter will be send. Secure your seat by paying the admission fee.

International Professionals

Learn from the Veterans’ Perspective

The curriculum and teaching strategies at ICAT is never an instant thought. They are all an outcome of research and brainstorming of ideas from renowned professionals in the field. The knowledge brigade that guides us through the curriculum delivery of Bachelor's Degree Photography includes:

Name Designation
Raghu Rai Padma Shri Winner & Photojournalist
G. Venket Ram Advertising & Fashion Photographer
Saurabh Chatterjee NatGeo Travel Photographer
Ganesh Fashion Photographer
Vivek Muthuramalingam Documentary Photographer
Prateek Singhi Wedding Photographer
Bhagath Fashion Photographer
Rammohan Paranjape Surf Photographer
Arun Titan Street Photographer
Srivatsan Sankaran Travel photographer
Sanjeeta Food Stylist
Ms Shamshad Khan Fashion Photographer
B. Sridhar General Secretary, TamilNadu Video & Photography Association
Srikanth Nippatla Fine Art Print Maker
Varun Gupta Founder, Chennai Photo Biennale
Kunal Daswani Commercial Photographer
Prem Sankar Advertising Photographer
Campus Location

Study at Any of Our 3 State-of-the-Art Campuses

  • Chennai

    53, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

    044 - 4293 4293, +91 - 95001 28555

  • Bangalore

    424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

    080 - 4110 7755, +91 - 96111 73607

  • Hyderabad

    H.NO.3-1-30, S.Y.No:34/2 and 35, Bahadurguda, Saroornagar, L.B.Nagar, R.R.District, Hyderabad - 500 074

    040 - 2447 7755, +91 - 88862 33334

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