Duration

Four Years

Medium of instruction

English

Degree awarding body

SCD

Institutionally Accredited by OAAA & Overseen by the MOHERI in the Sultanate of Oman

Program Mission

The mission of the photography program is to provide a broad-based education in the production of photographic images through traditional and digital photographic medium to contribute and practice effectively in their field.

Program Description

Photography is visual communication that interprets the world with controlling light. Photography is the craft, science, and experience of image formation. The photography program focuses on the concepts and techniques of transmitting knowledge, thoughts, moods, and feelings by making photographs on a photographic medium and educating students to be qualified photographers. The program includes camera procedures, equipment operation, conventional film production, color, photo composites, art, history, computer software utilization, and implementations of different subjects.

Program Objectives

  • Practice the artistic and technical aspects of digital photography to improve their visual vision.
  • Develop professional photography skills to produce creative work.
  • Recognize the main principles of digital photography to control equipment effectively.
  • Use different techniques, methods, and equipment to create advanced photographic images.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize general educational knowledge such as research skills, business and psychological principles to apply them in their respective profession.
  • Enhance English proficiency level to communicate effectively using art and design terminology.
  • Apply art and design elements and principles to create artworks.
  • Identify themselves creatively in photographic media to implicate within contemporary photographic art.
  • Develop superiority in photographic vision and professional skills to domain the photographic market.
  • Show professional and technical skills necessary to pursue the career path of their choice.
  • Perform professionally as a highly trained photographer, and equipped to exhibit and market their photographs.
  • Value and develop an awareness of the latest photographic styles in the field to practice advanced skills

Career Opportunities

Photography graduates have potential careers in commercial photography, photojournalism, fine art exhibition and installation, media outlets such as magazines and newspapers either on a freelance or editorial basis, galleries, museums, and government.

first
Year
Semester 1

ART221

Drawing I

3

DES231

Design Studio I A/B

4

DES241.

Technical Graphics I

3

DES261

Introduction to Design

3

ENG009

Remedial English

3

INF201

Learning Research Techniques

1

Semester 2

ART222

Drawing II

3

DES232

Design Studio II A/B

4

ENG101

English I

3

GRA251

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

PHO211

Photography I

3

second
Year
Semester 1

ART332

History of Art II

3

ART341.

Painting I

3

DES211

Survey of Art and Design

3

ENG102

English II

3

PHO200

Optics

3

PHO212

Photography II

3

Semester 2

ARA102

Arabic Creative Writing

3

ENG201

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

GRA301

Intermediate Computer Graphics

3

PHO220

Photography Lighting

3

PHO331

History of Photography

3

PHO361

Photojournalism

3

third
Year
Semester 1

ART431

History of Modern Art

3

CST202

History of Oman Civilization

3

PHO301

Elective

3

PHO311

Photography III

3

PHO321

Multi Format Photography

3

PHO330

Digital Dark Room

3

Semester 2

ARA201

Appreciation of Arabic Literature

3

PHO302

Elective

3

PHO351

Advanced Digital Photography

3

PHO363

Portrait Photography

3

PHO373

Commercial Photography I

3

PHO380

Photometry & Colormetry

3

fourth
Year
Semester 1

ECO102

Entrepreneurship

3

PHO332

Intro to Contemporary Photography

3

PHO452

Landscape & Architecture Photography

3

PHO460

Scientific Photography

3

PSY201

Introduction to Psychology

3

Semester 2

PHO423

Digital Photography Printing

3

PHO449

Photography Internship

1

PHO490

Digital Video Basics

3

PHO500.

Senior Study

5

Semester 1

ART221

Drawing I

3

DES231

Design Studio I A/B

4

DES241.

Technical Graphics I

3

DES261

Introduction to Design

3

ENG009

Remedial English

3

INF201

Learning Research Techniques

1

Semester 2

ART222

Drawing II

3

DES232

Design Studio II A/B

4

ENG101

English I

3

GRA251

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

PHO211

Photography I

3

Semester 1

ART332

History of Art II

3

ART341.

Painting I

3

DES211

Survey of Art and Design

3

ENG102

English II

3

PHO200

Optics

3

PHO212

Photography II

3

Semester 2

ARA102

Arabic Creative Writing

3

ENG201

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

GRA301

Intermediate Computer Graphics

3

PHO220

Photography Lighting

3

PHO331

History of Photography

3

PHO361

Photojournalism

3

Semester 1

ART431

History of Modern Art

3

CST202

History of Oman Civilization

3

PHO301

Elective

3

PHO311

Photography III

3

PHO321

Multi Format Photography

3

PHO330

Digital Dark Room

3

Semester 2

ARA201

Appreciation of Arabic Literature

3

PHO302

Elective

3

PHO351

Advanced Digital Photography

3

PHO363

Portrait Photography

3

PHO373

Commercial Photography I

3

PHO380

Photometry & Colormetry

3

Semester 1

ECO102

Entrepreneurship

3

PHO332

Intro to Contemporary Photography

3

PHO452

Landscape & Architecture Photography

3

PHO460

Scientific Photography

3

PSY201

Introduction to Psychology

3

Semester 2

PHO423

Digital Photography Printing

3

PHO449

Photography Internship

1

PHO490

Digital Video Basics

3

PHO500.

Senior Study

5

Course Details

Drawing I is a foundation course which focuses on the basics of drawing and its terminology. Students will learn how to draw objects from direct observation using different mediums and techniques that allow them to create the illusion of three dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface. Students will learn the skills of using lines, shapes, tones, textures, light and shadow, perspective, and color to draw a balanced still life composition.
This course develops the students’ visual perception and techniques of elaborating projects. The Design Studio II A teaches composition, layout, and presentation as a means of conceptual expression and communication in two-dimensional design. Design Studio II B is a deeper exploration into the fundamentals and concepts of organizing Forms, Mass and Volume in three-dimension, exploring contemporary design solutions concerning narrative aspects, space and geometry.
This course is an introduction to the basics of formal representation, with two dimensional representation of objects through orthographic projections and auxiliary drawings, isometric and axonometric drawings, and the basics of shade and shadows. This studio will also introduce students to the various tools and techniques of technical drawing in pencil and ink.
Introduction to Design; is an introduction to design in relation to different visual arts and their cultural manifestations of the 20th century and beyond. This course is meant as a complementary lecture course to the creative design studios to develop the students’ awareness as an analytical thinker. Design elements, principles and concepts will be investigated both separately as well as collectively as imperative considerations in the design process. A particular focus will be afforded to the examination of the ideological changes in the fields of design.
This course is designed to familiarize students with academic English in art and design context. Students are exposed to a wide range of relevant and authentic materials to increase their specialized vocabulary repertoire. It also enhances students’ productive skills through design-based classroom interactions.
Learning Research Techniques is intended to ac-quaint students with the methodology and techniques applicable to a research paper preparation based on theoretical and historical precedent in Art and Design. A key objective of the course is to guide students through the research process as how data is collected, evaluated and explained to produce an art and design research paper that adheres to APA guidelines.
Drawing II is a studio based course for foundation that focuses on the study of basic human anatomy and its terminology. The course is designed to develop the drawing skills using the appropriate mediums and techniques, with emphasis on drawing portraits, figures and body part with the understanding of correct measurements, proportions, scale, light, shadow and depth.
Design Studio II A/B is a continuation of Design Studio I A/B. The course incorporates 2D and 3D design. (Design studio II A) focuses on the 2D interpretation of concepts using a variety of tools, materials, processes, techniques and visual representations with focus on composition in order to express unique design solutions of the 2D surfaces. (Design Studio II B) focuses on transformation of 2D design to 3D form. Students will follow a process of critical thinking and investigation to explore advanced design solutions concerning the 3D narrative aspects of mass, volume, construction, movement and space in a creative representation, focusing on conceptual development and artistic expression.
This course is intended to enhance students’ English language proficiency in art and design. Students are exposed to complex authentic materials to develop their design and art vocabulary repertoire. It helps students to reinforce academic writing styles and verbally explain their own projects.
This course is considered as an introduction to computer graphics, as it involves the basics of generating and manipulating images using digital media, covering monochrome patterns, control and mix of colors, raster images, scanning, pixel and vector graphics. In addition, this course includes basic exposure to computer platforms such as the basic pixel and vector software that are mainly used for computer graphics.
This course is the basics of photography. It contains an introduction to photography, camera, and eye vision concepts, and different techniques, and how the camera lenses work. Furthermore, knowing image composition tools, applying all of the five main Exercises in Their Final project. This course discovers how the fundamental advances in digital photography have changed the way photographers employment. Equipment will be discussed, and exercises will be set to help understand the photographic medium.
This course discusses art movements and changes that emerged from 14th century to the 19th. It includes a detailed study about the great masters of paintings and sculptures, like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Francisco Goya and William turner and their timeless pieces of art. Students will learn to comprehend and discuss great works of art with understanding the artist’s background and objectives as well as the surrounding environment with the political, religious and personal influences.
This course relates to various approaches to painting with an emphasis on experimentation and focusing on painting techniques. It includes the study of color theory, compositional aspects and technical concepts related to water color, oil and acrylic medium. The course develops an understanding and appreciation of other artists’ work which is classical and contemporary style of painting. It provides a step by step approach to plan and execute paintings
This course is a survey of art & design activities from ancient times to Rococo. It is an overview of selected historical periods outlining critical artwork and designs to enhance the students’ visual knowledge. It will explore painting, sculpture, furniture, and architecture to define general characteristics of style in relation to cultural, political, and religious context
This is an advance English course that helps to consolidate students’ English skills in the field of art and design. It aims at exposing students to more challenging authentic texts. It emphasizes the ability to critically evaluate artistic works using some specialized concepts and terminology. The course also provides students with an opportunity to express themselves and defend their viewpoints and projects through presentations.
Optics, especially concerning photography, depends on the physical principles of electromagnetic waves and quantum physics. Where the focus is on the behavior of light as an electromagnetic wave in dealing with light as a direction, light diffraction, light reflection, light polarization, and light interference. In addition to that includes an introduction to modern optics and an investigation of the limits of the camera's optical system and its various impact on the produced image.
This course serves as continuousness from Photography I. Emphasis in Camera concepts, digital characteristics, lenses, equipment and accessories, lighting, and more rooted in composition. the student will have more professional steps in photography
يهدف هذا المقررإلى تعريف الطالب بالبيان واللغة وكيفية وصول الثقافة والكتابة إلينا، وصفات الكتابة الجيدة من خلال الوحدة والتجانس والمقصد والتنظيم الكتابي ، والتدريب على أسس الكتابة العربية، وبيان ذلك من خلال تطبيقات نصوص مختلفة تعزز هذا الاتجاه، والتعرف على بعض الاصطلاحات الكتابية من خلال الفِقَر والجمل، والتعرف على أنواع الجمل الخبرية والإنشائية وأنواع كل منها، والتعرف على أوضاع الجمل من حيث شكلها واكتمالها وتنوع أبنيتها وطولها، والتعرف على الضوابط الإملائية للكتابة، وطريقة كتابة المراسلات والتدريب على التحليل الأدبي والتلخيص وتخير الألفاظ والدلالة المركزية والهامشية، والتدريب على ورقة البحث والتعامل مع الكتابة بأسس علمية منظمة وفق مناهج وأساليب المخططات الكتابية باستخدام التوثيق والملاحظات والحواشي من خلال المخطط التنظيمي للكتابة، ومراجعة المكتوب لكل أنواع الكتابة وطبيعتها ومواصفاتها وعصرها، والتعامل مع النص والكتابة بأسلوب يخدم التلاحم اللغوي ما بين الألفاظ والمعاني تحقيقاً للسلامة اللغوية والتعبير الكتابي
ENG 201, Fundamentals of Oral Communication is a course which enhances students’ ability to write, practice and deliver speeches. The course helps students to effectively use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to produce a variety of speech- es. It aims at improving students’ ability to confident- ly and effectively communicate during their juries, presentations and life beyond college.
"This lab course is an intermediate level course that teaches the fundamentals of the digital Design. As an intermediate level, this course emphasizes on the technical proficiency and the creativity throughout colour, text, layout, raster graphics and manipulation of vector graphics as an advanced understanding of pixels and vectors. The course is based on exer-cises, discussions, critiques, demonstrations and presentations. ".
This course presents the use of artificial lighting to create photographic pictures in a skillful environment. Lighting techniques are showed and applied in a sequence of photographic exercises with still life objects. electronic flash is used to realize total control of composition, reflection, color, and contrast. Highlighting is placed on the technical mastery of complex equipment, coupled with an aesthetic thoughtful of the physical principles of light.
The course is an introduction to the history of photography from its invented to the twentieth century, its evolution, and development throughout this period. It should be necessary to approach different aspects related to historical contexts explaining the evolution of photography. The student will experience the work of pinhole camera, Traditional darkroom, and even they will apply with photogram and shooting back and white film.
This course is the basics of photojournalism. It contains an introduction to photojournalism types, concepts, and different techniques, and how the camera, lenses work. Furthermore, knowing image composition tools, applying all projects. This course discovers how the essential advances in digital photojournalism have changed the way photographer’s employment. Equipment will discuss, and exercises will be set to help understand the photographic medium.
يهدف هذا المقرر إلى تعريف الطالب بسلطنة عُمان من حيث الموقع والتضاريس والمناخ ، والثروات المتعددة ودور العُمانيين في التجارة العالمية قديماً وحديثاً، بالإضافة إلى معرفة تاريخ عُمان القديم وأن يلم الطالب بفن العمارة العُمانية وسجل التراث العماني. بالإضافة إلى إلمام الطالب بما تتميز به الصناعات الحرفية من غزل ونسيج وصناعة الخنجر العُماني والحلي الفضية وصناعة السفن بأنواعها المختلفة، وصناعة الفخار واستخراج النحاس وتصنيعه قديماً وحديثاً وكذلك مجالات النهضة الحديثة في شتى مرافق الحياة وأثرها في تطور حياة المجتمع العُماني ويتعرف الطالب على العلماء العمانيين والحواضر والمدن العُمانية من حيث الموقع والثروات والإنجازات الحضارية، ومكانة هذه الحواضر في التاريخ.
The purpose of this course is to provide our photography Students step farther in understanding technical photographic material, they will focus on concepts rather than procedure
The multi-format course provides an understanding of cameras sizes types a thorough introduction to the various camera (small format, medium format, and large format) technology and aesthetics. The different shooting techniques based on the differentiation between the image sensors sizes, by covering many image production techniques and applications in the studio and outdoor location. Architecture photography, still life photography, and specialized photography needs are covered through theoretical and practical studies.
This course deals with a thorough the digital image processing studying workflow. Students are interpreting digital image techniques that concern about the aesthetic concerns in the digital environment.
يهدف هذا المساق إلى دراسة الجوانب الصرفية، وما يطرأ على بنية الكلمة من تغير، ومعرفة أثر الاشتقاق بأنواعه في تغيير المعنى والمبنى، ودراسة الجوانب البلاغية من تشابيه واستعارات وكنايات وطباق وجناس وأثر ذلك في السياقات اللغوية، ودراسة الجوانب النحوية ، وأثر الضبط والإعراب بكل من الحروف والحركات على أواخر الكلمة من تغير في المعاني والأساليب اللغوية، والتعرف على الصيغ الإعرابية المختلفة مثل الأسماء الخمسة والمثنى وجمع المذكر السالم والملحق بجمع المذكر السالم وجمع المؤنث السالم والملحق بجمع المؤنث السالم والممنوع من الصرف والعدد والأفعال الخمسة، وأثر ذلك على بناء الجملة، وحالات المبتدأ وأنواع الخبر والمواقع الإعرابية لتلك الحالات ، وتحليل نصوص أدبية نثرية وشعرية من مختلف العصور الأدبية، مع توضيح للجوانب النقدية والبلاغية المتعلقة بتلك النصوص بما يخدم ويعزز المهارات اللغوية المختلفة وفق معايير التحليل الأدبي والدراسات الأدبية النصية والنقدية
This course is the next step from Photography III. Students will produce digital photographs with conceptual Thoughts, Classes emphasis on the creativity, using different lighting techniques, the theory of composition, manipulation, and post-processing improvements.
Explores all genres of portrait photography, including commercial portraits, formal and informal studio portraits, and environmental portraiture with film and digital media. Through all the basics, form, composition, and posing models to more technical aspects, such as lighting styles and handling different lighting conditions.
This course is designed to instruct the student in specialized Professional techniques used in Commercial photographs, using photographic equipment for enlightening the form of products. Students will study the use of artificial and Natural lighting as a productive tool for product improvement. Students will explore use of flashlight in a studio setting, in addition they will improve their technical skills.
The course focus on light measurements based only on the photographers' needs. The topics include fundamentals in photometry, radiometry, and practical aspects of measurements of luminous flux, luminous intensity, luminance, luminance, color temperature, chromaticity of light sources, and colorimetric displays, human vision and color order systems, the CIE system, optical radiation, color measurement techniques, color and hard copy, and faithful color reproduction and transfer. Students will gain experience in the calibration of lamps, photometers, and colorimeters.
Entrepreneurship course is designed and offered to make students aware of business opportunities in the nation and to gain business skills necessary to successfully operate a venture. Students will gain knowledge about entrepreneurship and decision making skills. And, being an entrepreneur will help them to enhance their life with self-employment and professional growth. Students will be also introduced to national legal procedures, economic perspective and few concepts of globally sustainable practices.
This course is the Intro to contemporary photography. It contains an introduction to photography, Camera and eye vision concepts, and different techniques, and how the camera, lenses work. Furthermore, knowing image composition tools. This course discovers how the essential advances in digital contemporary photography have changed the way photographer’s employment. Equipment will be discussed, and exercises will be set to help understand the photographic medium.
This course is the basics of landscape and architecture photography. It contains an introduction to photography concepts, and different techniques. Furthermore, knowing image composition tools This course discovers how the advances in digital photography have changed the way photographer’s employment. Equipment will be discussed, and exercises will be set to help understand the photographic medium. students are anticipated to increase their understanding of the landscape and architecture. Themes will focus on the local traditional Omani landscape and architecture.
This course explores hidden aspects of the world around us. Students take pictures of varied subject matter, using photo imaging techniques, such as close-up Photography, high-speed photography, infrared Photography, ultraviolet Photography, holography and X-Ray Photography, to illustrate or record scientific or medical data.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of psychology. It helps students to understand themselves and to see how psychology addresses issues pertaining to everyday life. The course begins with a short overview of how psychology developed as an academic discipline and an introduction to a number of the principal methodologies most commonly deployed in its study. The subsequent units are arranged around broad areas of research, including emotion, development, memory, and psychopathology. Case study examples and videos are used in the lectures to make the course more exciting and relevant.
The digital photography printing course explores all design and production of print materials for photography such as sensitive paper, digital thermal printing, silver halide printing, high-quality ink-jet printing, and digital offset printing. Basics about design, color, production, and digital printing will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will produce their materials such as posters, magazine cover, and their portfolio.
Internship is a course considered for students in senior years to organize them for their professional career. It supports students by imperiling them to the knowledge of job searching and working in Photography professional field
This course intentions at providing the students with knowledge about video’s camera operation techniques, basics components, lenses, mounting, camera, picture composition lighting equipment. At the end of the semester, students are expected to understand the basics of TV lighting and camera’s controls and can construct professional quality video projects.
Senior Study of photography contains a more in-depth study of photography techniques to full fill in one idea related to photography, Camera and vision concepts are applied, different methods, and how the Camera can be expressed throughout student’s vision, dealing more in image composition tools, utilizing all of three main concepts, Portrait, Artistic and Commercial photography. This course discovers how the essential advances in digital photography have changed the way photographer’s employment. Equipment will be discussed, and exercises will be set to help to explore the photographic medium.

Head of Fine Arts

As you begin your first steps of your journey at SCD, we welcome you to a unique experience full of learning and joy, in an atmosphere that will help you thrive and enhance your artistic and creative abilities through academic programs that are designed to prepare you for a future as a practicing professional.

Dr. Reem Elswaifi ,
Head of Fine Arts
Scientific College of Design

Khalil Chaaban
Instructor

Fine Arts

C. Jawahar
Instructor

Fine Arts

Fareeha Usaman
Instructor

Fine Arts

Abed Farhaan Obeid
Instructor

Fine Arts

Sara Mrabti
Instructor

Fine Arts

Abdulla Akil
Instructor

Fine Arts

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Belal
Instructor (Photography)

Fine Arts

Dr. Nihad Nabil
Instructor

Fine Arts

Dr. Nasser Palangi
Instructor

Fine Arts

Hana Al Lawati
Instructor

Fine Arts

1

Success in General Education Diploma or its Equivalent.

2

The student should get a minimum grade of C- in Design Studio I & Design Studio II courses.

3

The availability of a digital camera SLR35mm.

BA - Photography

Tuition Fees

DurationCredit HoursFeesOther FeesSub Total
General Foundation Program 3 Semesters-2,575 OMR-2,575 OMR
Design Foundation Program2 Semesters332,640 OMR250 OMR2,890 OMR
Bachelor Degree6 Semesters997,920 OMR750 OMR8,670 OMR
Grand Total14,135 OMR

* Fees / tuitions are subject to changed accoridng to the college financial polcies / procedures and upon MoHERI approval

Finance Details

Oman Arab Bank

3128231666500

Bank Muscat

0313029205120016

*All payment are accepted through bank deposit.