"Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately." 

Edward Weston

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Admission requirements to VSS Photography & Design College are less stringent than for university studies, because all VSS courses are vocational (career-focused).

You do not need a portfolio.

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2015 Registration:
Applications for new registrations open in November and closes on 15 December 2014. A maximum of 24 first year students are registered each year, you should therefore not delay your application.
Application  Procedure:
This involves the procedure which students must follow when seeking admission for the programme at VSS.

NEW STUDENTS (Full time and Distance Learning):

Bank: Absa
Branch: 632005
Ac no: 406 7624 782
Reference: Surname and initials

Send your completed application form together with

By email: admission@vsscreative.com
By fax: 086 611 9252

Registration Procedure:


NB: If you use the incorrect reference, the fees paid will not be allocated to the correct student account.

Students who failed to show progress in the previous year of study, will not be allowed to re-register.
Current students have to reregister before 15 December of the previous year for the next year in person at the admin office.
Commencement of the 2015 Programme:

College holidays correspond broadly with school terms. Students receive holiday projects for each holiday during the year.


registration procedure