Photo by Jason Coburn (student)

Our Photography Certificate Program is considered one of the top programs in photography in Canada. This comprehensive part-time study program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in commercial photography, photojournalism, portraiture, or fine art. Our program also welcomes those who are brand new to photography, amateurs, and the passionate hobbyist.

Our instructors represent some of the most sought after photographers in the commercial and fine art fields of photography. These working professionals ensure that students learn the most up-to-date techniques and acquire a realistic perspective of the commercial and fine art photographic industries.

This program places equal emphasis on applied technical issues, art, style and design. Students entering basic level courses in this program do not need any previous training or experience in photography.

Our program offers numerous courses to choose from and is set up so that students may tailor the program to their individual goals. We create an environment in class where students are encouraged to experiment creatively and collaborate with other students.

Students who achieve certification in the program are able to take any course in the Photography Certificate Program for free as part of the Alumni Program for the rest of their life. This means students have the opportunity to update their skills and continue to explore the many electives the program has to offer after graduation.

See examples of current student, instructor, and alumni work here. Learn more about certification here.

There is no application process. Students simply register for the course (or courses) they want and are qualified to take. Students wishing to gain certification must successfully complete eighteen courses and a photography portfolio.

For more information about the Certificate Program, assistance with course selection or the Alumni Program, please contact Jim Balderston, Program Coordinator.