Overview

Whether you want to start a career as a professional photographer or want to take up photography as an art form or hobby, this program will provide you with the training you need to succeed.

This part-time evening program will help you capture the moment with a variety of course offerings from wedding photography to newborn and landscape photography. Learn the technical aspects such as the exposure triangle, lighting techniques and master Photoshop in three courses.

Gain a variety of techniques that will stimulate your curiosity and imagination. Learn the technological aspects of photography, as well as more advanced techniques using computer imaging. Study design principles to take your photography to the next level.

This program is for students who would like to learn more about photography as a hobby or as a possible career choice. You may find employment with photography studios or as a freelance photographer.

Take a variety of courses on your way to earning a Document of Achievement such as Photoshop, how to shoot landscapes, using natural light and street scenes.

Admissions

It is recommended you own a camera that can be set to manual mode.

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

Careers & Connections

Careers

This program is for students who would like to learn more about photography as a hobby or as a possible career choice. Graduates may find employment with photography studios or as a freelance photographer.

Connections

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine’s Articulation Agreements page.

Tools & Supplies

It is recommended that students own a camera that can be set to manual mode.

Courses & Costs

To graduate with a Photography Document of Achievement, you must successfully complete 110 course hours. There are four required courses and approximately nine electives to choose from.

Once you have completed all courses successfully, you may apply for your certificate by submitting an Application to Graduate to the Centre of Continuing Studies, stating which certificate you are applying for with a list of the courses you have completed.

Note: You will receive an official transcript of your marks after completing the certificate.

Program Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to apply for the photography progam?

No. You will not need to apply for this program or pay an application fee. You can simply register for our courses individually, as long as you meet the pre-requisites. Once you have completed all the necessary credits, please contact our office, and we will send you an "Application to Graduate" form.

When are courses offered?

Please refer to our current guide for more information on the courses currently being offered or visit the Continuing Studies courses page.

How long do I have to complete the photography program?

You have 5 years to complete this program.