Three Year Professional Program in Photography


The Professional Photography Program provides the opportunity for the students to work as a professional in the industry or to be an independent practitioner. Here, the students will be able to develop a body of works in a supportive and questioning environment. All are encouraged to develop their own projects alongside an understanding of how their photography works in the wider world. The wide range of staff expertise, as well as a full program of renowned visiting faculties, supports their learning here at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute.

The school has a rich heritage of photography education, celebrating almost 15 years. Our students are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds nationally and internationally. They have been awarded and widely recognized by organizations such as World Press Photo, Alexia Foundation, Joop Swart Master Class, Ian Parry Scholarship etc.

The Professional Photography Program – a term that we define very broadly, from fine art based practices to reportage, from documentary to pure journalistic. Students are taught by leading photographers in our country, theorists, and curators. Our objective is to help them to create their own voice and stories that are personal and also important in terms of global context.

Course curriculum

1st Year 1st Semester: Techniques of Photography-I, History of Photography-I, Darkroom Technique & Digital Dark Room

1st Year 2nd Semester: Techniques of Photography-II, History of Photography-II, Studio Photography

2nd Year 1st Semester: Photojournalism, History of Art, Visual Anthropology, Portrait Photography

2nd Year 2nd Semester: Documentary Photography, Multimedia Techniques & Creative Writing

3rd Year 1st Semester: Personal Project I & Curatorial Practice.

3rd Year 2nd Semester: Personal Project-II, Professional Practice of Photography

Exchange Programs:

The professional photography students can seek an opportunity to join the exchange programs with Oslo University College in Norway, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Edith Cowan University in Australia, Hochschule Hannover, Germany, National Institute of Design, India, and Danish School of Multimedia and Journalism, Denmark. The international exchange programs give Pathshala students a cross-cultural experience in order to enrich and broaden their horizon.


•          HSC (Minimum CGPA 2.5 or 2nd class)

•          Basic / Foundation Course in Photography (At least one month from any Photographic institution)

•          Proficiency in speaking and writing English

Candidates must submit:

1.         Two recent passport-size photographs of the candidate

2.         Attested photocopies of all academic certificates

3.         Attested photocopies of the certificate of Basic/Foundation Course in Photography

4.         A portfolio (ten printed photographs of 12” X 8” size)

*Scholarships will be given to two qualified female applicants.

Note: The medium of teaching the course to the students is  in English.

Fore more information call us at +880-2-9129847; Mob: +8801795094271, or email us at: Visit our official website: You can also visit our office 16, Sukrabad, Panthapath, Dhaka-1207.

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