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Diploma of Photography (PHO)
Diploma of Photography (PHO)

Diploma of Photography (PHO)

  • ID:SC010093
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

  • Online applicant profile and questionnaire

  • Electronic photography portfolio

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 60

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20

Course Information

This two-year diploma program will grow your knowledge and interest in photography and image creation. You will experience hands-on learning focused on the technical skills, business knowledge and creative portfolio images needed to compete and succeed in this dynamic, constantly evolving profession.

Note: You are required to purchase your photography and computer equipment.


You will acquire artistic, technical, business and entrepreneurial skills. You can expect to gain technical expertise in photo manipulation, restoration and compositing.

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Semester 1

  • COM101 or COM111, Communicating Across Contexts or Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

  • IDP100, Photography I - Fundamentals

  • IDP102, Colour Theory

  • IDP103, Photography Business I

  • IDP104, History of Imaging

  • IDP105, Creativity I

  • IDP106, Digital Marketing

  • IDP107, Digital Imaging I

Semester 2

  • IDP200, Photography II - Studio

  • IDP203, Photography Business II

  • IDP204, Wedding and Event Photography

  • IDP206, Photojournalism

  • IDP207, Digital Imaging II

  • IDP208, Visual Communication

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 3

  • IDP300, Photography III - People

  • IDP303, Photography Business III

  • IDP304, Self Promotion and Portfolio Building

  • IDP305, Pro Seminar in IDP

  • IDP307, Digital Imaging III

  • IDP309, Multiplatform Journalism

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 4

  • IDP403, Photography Business IV

  • IDP404, Field Placement

  • IDP406, Independent Project in IDP - Preproduction

  • IDP407, Independent Project in IDP - Production

  • IDP408, Introduction to DSLR Video

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: General Education Course

  • Professional Options

  • IDP420, Advanced Digital Imaging

  • IDP421, Advanced Digital Workflow

  • IDP422, Advanced Food Photography

  • IDP423, Advanced Location Lighting

  • Note: The following courses will also not fulfil a General Education requirement: EAC970, PHO195.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue a career as a professional photographer. You may find yourself running a business, freelancing for various clients or work within photography studios.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $807.49CAD

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