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Dual Diploma in Photography
Conducted at state-of-the-art WiFi campus/studios of IIP, this is one of the most rigorous & professional photography courses conducted in Regular, Evening and Weekend batches. Spread across two semesters, it extends practical and on-job training with expert faculty & industry veterans, assuring 100% placement assistance to all students. If this is not enough, the student also receive the advantage of IIP's Dual Diploma from Faculty of Fine Arts of a UGC recognized Indian university. So, if you are serious to take up photography as a career, then this is a program for you.
Professional study program that lays strong foundation for specialisation
Dual Diploma in Photography
Dual Diploma in Photography
Dual Diploma in Photography

One Year Dual Diploma

The one-year dual diploma photography program is divided into two semesters. With each semester is designed to give students knowledge ranging from basics to advanced photography techniques to develop a strong portfolio. The students are taken on various mentored field trips so that real environment photography gets polished.

In semester one, the students learn the fundamentals of the camera and masters the techniques of image making. We start from the basic handling of the camera and move step by step towards polishing their skills for better photocompositions. The students also learn the art of photo editing using various image manipulation softwares.

Semester two is designed to make students aware of different specializations in photography. The students get extensive exposure of various photography streams like Studio, Fashion and Wildlife etc. and choose his/her specialization. Students also get in-hand training from leading photographers from India and abroad. Apart from working on portfolio within the institute, students are provided with internship with leading organizations.


1.    Visual Studies Art Appreciation

Learning arts best done by looking at the work of masters, in this module, students learn the art of reading and analyzing images. Students get the exposure to various art forms and masters of photography and the art world. Students are given projects and presentations to improve their knowledge and enhance their vision.

2.    Photography Techniques

In this module, students learn the basics of photographic compositions and master how to handle their cameras. Students are given extensive knowledge of the technicalities like shutter speed, aperture and ISO etc. Students will master these and other technicalities to shoot picture perfect frames.

3.    Basic Image Editing Processing

In this module, students are given in depth knowledge of various image-editing softwares like Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge etc. The students also learn the art of image manipulation like dodging and burning, black and white conversion, skin retouching etc. Students will get exposure of how to edit RAW files and convert then into final JPEG files.

4.    Image Printing, Presentation Sharing Techniques

Image printing is a very important process for a photographer, as showcasing of work requires eye-catching presentation. In this module, students learn various techniques of printing from the old processes like dark room printing to the new age digital printing. Students also learn the art of bookmaking, magazine printing, framing for an exhibition etc. The intense knowledge of printing gives our students edge for making professional portfolios.


6.    Studio Photography

Major commercial photography happens inside the studio. We give our students extensive training in the studio environment to develop their vision towards product, portraiture and fashion photography. Students learn how to setup their individual studios and implement different kind of shoots with various equipments. Specialized workshops on fashion photography are also arranged.

7.    Advanced Photography Practice

Students are given knowledge of various creative techniques used in photography. Students get exposure to documentary, travel and wildlife photography. Various field trips are organized to give the students apt knowledge of these fields.

8.    Film Making with Camera (DSLR)

       If you own a DSLR camera, you already own a powerful filmmaking tool. In this part of course we will cover the core principles of capturing video with your DSLR. Through hands-on demos - including how to create compelling video interviews Our Mentor's will guide you through the core techniques of DSLR filmmaking. You’ll learn how to apply the compositional skills of still photography to taking video. You’ll also learn about how to navigate the video-capturing features of your DSLR, choose the right gear for your filmmaking needs, and incorporate audio into your shoots. From framing shots to producing simple projects to spatial relationships, the skills you gain in this course will leave you ready and inspired to create high quality, engaging film projects. 

9.    Self-Branding and Commercials of Photography

A photographer is his/her best marketer. This module covers all the aspects related to setting up and expanding the business for a photographer.

10.    Specialization/Final Portfolio

A well-made portfolio for a photographer is a ladder for success. We aim to impart our full knowledge to our students to bring out the best in them. Students start developing their respective portfolios since the very beginning of the course. Mentors help the students to portray their best skills in the portfolio.


We at IIP are dedicated to provide our students with on the job training with various brands. Even before passing out from the institute our students get the knowledge of working in a big corporate and become ready to become the next leaders in the market.


The students, in order to complete their diploma will have to submit their portfolio based on the specialization the student chooses to pursue.