Program Description

Enhance your skills in digital photography through this program offered in a convenient, part-time schedule!

Whether you are looking to develop a career in photography or learn a new hobby, the Applied Photography program will help develop and enhance your professional skills and knowledge of photographic techniques. Photography skills are valuable in both personal and professional settings and can be used in a variety of careers including professional photographer, journalist, graphic designer, fashion, real estate and more.

You will become familiar with a wide range of photographic equipment, business and design practices, and studio work through this combination of illustrated lectures, field trips, and relevant hands-on learning. All levels of photographers are welcome.

This program shares the core courses with the Art Photography Certificate, however the electives offered in this program are geared towards commercial photography, such as Portraiture Photography, Advanced Digital Imaging/Photoshop, Commercial Photo Illustration and more.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent is required.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

green checkmark Bursary funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Develop/enhance professional skills and photographic techniques in the field of applied photography.


Career Opportunities

  • Photographer
  • Artist
  • Journalism
  • Teacher

Industry of Employment

  • Self-employed
  • Studios
  • Galleries
  • Wedding
  • Commercial
  • Media
  • Travel
  • Fashion
  • Real Estate
  • Forensics
  • Industrial
  • Recreation
  • Education
  • Marketing

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Additional Information

You require a camera that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Digital DSLR
  • Aperture priority mode
  • Shutter priority mode
  • Program mode
  • Manual mode
  • Minimum 4 megapixels

Faculty Bios

Frequently Asked Questions

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Program Contact

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Completion Requirement

9 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term. 

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