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Photography staff of the Applied Design Department are members of the following professional organisations:

Photo Imaging Education Association

PIEA logoUniting those who see the extraordinary in the ordinary, the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) inspires its members to become better teachers at every level of education. PIEA is an international network of educators and students creating resources, solving problems, sharing ideas, and building stronger relationships with the photography industry. PIEA is a membership section of PMA. All the photography staff are members of this association. Glenn Meyer is currently serving on the PIEA board in the capacity of Director at Large. Our students regularly receive awards in their annual international competition.

Photo Marketing Association International - The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations.

PMA logoAs a professional trade association, PMA helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. PMA continues its 85-year legacy of connecting photo imaging businesses to a network of knowledge and support.

PMA represents members in 100-plus countries who actively contribute to the expanding imaging industry. As photo imaging continues to evolve, this association has grown to represent the diversity in imaging. PMA is committed to helping these segments increase their profitability and expand their consumer, commercial and industrial markets.

Design Education Forum of Southern Africa

DEFSA logoThe Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) is a professional organization of design educators, spanning most design disciplines such as industrial, graphic, interior, clothing, ceramic, textile, jewellery and commercial photography. They hold an annual conference, which is attended by all of our staff.