The Malta Institute of Professional Photography, MIPP has been officially licensed, by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE), as a Further Education Institution. The NCFHE has also approved and accredited an MIPP course in Photography, which will be held next year. The course, which is titled the ‘MIPP Award in Still Photography’, will consist of four learning Modules with a total of 100 hours of tuition. This award, which conforms to all the stringent conditions mapped out by the NCFHE, leads the successful participant to a Level 3 certificate in Photography.

This accredited course conforms to the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework. For the purpose of professionally conducting this course, the MIPP has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Le Meridien Hotel, in St Julian’s, and lectures and workshops will be hosted at this high end venue. The course is open to all persons over sixteen years of age at the date of commencement of the course. The course is aimed at all those who are interested in improving and boosting their knowledge and competencies in photography in order to gain a recognized, valid vocational qualification. Persons who wish to apply need only provide their secondary school leaving certificates and a digital portfolio of their work in order for the MIPP to gauge their suitability for the course. The course is geared towards teaching Learners, in a complete and comprehensive manner, through the right balance of technical lectures, hands on workshops, real life scenarios, inspiration, the wide range of skills needed in today’s competitive world. At the end of this course, the successful learner would be equipped to confidently tackle most of the photographic genres necessary to conduct photography to a high professional standard. This Award in Still Photography is made up of 56 tutor contact hours, 4 assessment hours and 40 self study hours. The course, which will be conducted in English, is on a part time basis and held mainly during evenings.

The course will be run between the months of February and July of each year. In order that the learners have the best possible tuition and facilities, the course will only take on a limited number of participants so that more personalized attention can be given. The course also makes use of the already established and respected MIPP Qualifications, and at the conclusion, Learners will need to submit a final photographic project. Naturally, Learners will be mentored towards achieving this level during the same course.

Applications, which need to be done on the official form, are to arrive at the MIPP by not later than 30th January 2018. All electronic correspondence is to be addressed to courses@mipp-malta.com.

Kevin Casha

MIPP President and Course Director

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