Story of IIAP

The Beginning

IIAP’s journey to deliver high quality yet accessible photography courses began in the energetic city of Dubai in the year 2012. IIAP recognized early on that the photography fraternity was in need of a new type of photography courses – One that was complete enough to provide the photography student with intensive education, yet compact enough to allow the student to complete the course in as little as 5 to 90 days. Gone were the days of long-tailed university courses.

After observing these shortcomings in the learning landscape, IIAP aimed to conduct courses that are concise yet complete. We design courses that can help a learner to progress from beginner to professional level very swiftly. These courses have one primary goal: to ensure that our graduates are equipped with skills to go PROFESSIONAL right from the first day of course completion.

IIAP is dedicated to teaching not just the mechanics of the camera but also the creative process of professional photography. We encourage the student to continually develop their skills to eventually elevate themselves from a competent professional photographer to the level of an artist. We prepare our students for the challenges they would face in their professional careers and give them the tools they would need to meet these challenges.

In recent years, IIAP’s approach had been tremendously successful. We have trained hundreds of students in Dubai and Sydney. Many alumni started getting paid jobs right after course completion on the strength of their student portfolio. Our courses changed the landscape of photographic education in Dubai, with many institutions now offering courses and formats structures similar to the ones that we pioneered.

We always maintain that learning face to face is the best way to learn. However, to serve people who could not attend face-to-face classes due to financial, distance, or COVID constraints, we developed a comprehensive Live & Interactive (Zoom Based) online learning program that stimulates our popular classroom courses. This online course is offered at a price that any serious person can afford i.e. AU$ 1,999.00.

Please click on the link below to learn more about our Flagship program “Mastering Professional Photography”