Certificate in Studio Photography


This course introduces learners to the intricacies of studio photography. Upon completion of this course, learners will have a good understanding on the impact of artificial lighting on the look of a given image and they will be able to execute basic portrait shoots involving classic high key and low key lighting styles.

This course is suitable for beginners as well as learners familiar with product photography seeking to enhance their skills. Learners will be taught to take beautiful product pictures and master essential techniques in dealing with various types of object surfaces - reflective, transparent and textured etc.


Terms and Conditions

Learners will be presented a Certificate upon successful completion of the course.


Class Schedule*

January/July Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm


  • Classes are held once a week.
  • The above schedules are subjected to final confirmation.

Module 1 - Studio Portrait Photography (8 sessions x 3 hours)

This module equips learners with the skills to handle and apply artificial lighting to create specific kinds of looks in portrait photography. Learners will acquire techniques in managing high key and low key lighting. The contents of this module will focus on studio-based portraiture photography. In addition, learners will have the opportunity to explore the finer points of different lighting styles during workshop sessions.

Module 2 - Studio Product Photography (8 sessions x 3 hours)

This module provides learners with a good understanding of the impact of artificial lighting on the look of a given image. Learners will be able to handle and apply artificial lighting to recreate specific types of looks on a product by using digital cameras. During practical sessions, learners will be taught the application of 2 point and 3 point lighting setups.

Applicants must be 17 years old and above.

Prerequisites for registration

  • Applicants are required to have basic IT knowledge

Course Fees

  Fees Fees (After NSA subsidies)
Certificate in Studio Photography S$880 S$468.79

Other Fees

Registration Fee S$32.10
Miscellaneous Fee (For Strudent card) S$16

All fees stated above include GST and exclude material costs.


SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

National Silver Academy
Applicable to Singaporean seniors aged 50 and above who will receive a subsidy of 50% off the course fee (capped at $500 per course). Please note that the subsidy will only apply to the course fee and will not cover GST.

For more details, please refer to our website: http://www.nafa.edu.sg/courses/part-time/national-silver-academy-courses#CertificateCourses

Address (for payment via cheque)

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the 'Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' and send to:
80 Bencoolen Street (S) 189655. The student's name, NRIC/Passport number and contact number must be written on the reverse side of the cheque.

Refund of Fees

Withdrawal within 14 days before the course commencement date Course fee^ will be refunded after deduction of S$107.00 as administrative charges.
Withdrawal on or after course commencement date
No refund will be given.
^Registration fees and miscellaneous fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation/ Postponement

  • NAFA reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course without prior notice.
    In the event that the class is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, NAFA will process a full refund of the course fees.

Withdrawal/ Deferment/ Transfer

  • Withdrawal or deferment requests should be made in writing with supporting relevant documents (if any) to Centre for Lifelong Education. Request for deferment is subject to approval.
  • No deferment is allowed once the course has commenced.
  • No transfer of course upon registration.

Replacement of Classes

  • There is strictly no replacement lesson should the participant absent himself/herself from the course.

The Academy reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule and fee structures without prior notice.

Part-time Certificate courses (July 2019 Intake) will be commencing in the week of 8 July 2019.

The registration for July 2019 intake has ended.

The next intake will commence in January 2020, and registration will be in November 2019.

For further enquiries, please contact us at Tel: 6512 1388 or email: [email protected]

The Academy reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule and fee structures without prior notice.


Make an Enquiry

Tel: 6512 1388

Please write to us at:
[email protected]