Photography Learn the business of photography. Master your Photoshop skills. Award-winning faculty. Highly-regarded program.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students are provided with both the technical and visual communication skills required for a variety of careers related to photography and imaging. The three main areas of focus are digital capture, imaging technologies, and entrepreneurial skills. Students use industry standard hardware and software to capture and manipulate images in a way that demonstrates their skill and creativity. Students learn how to integrate digital imaging techniques with the fundamentals of photography in order to create images that communicate effectively and meet the needs of a client. Furthermore, students develop business and career development skills that are relevant to the digital photography and imaging industries.


Terry Hrynyk
Terry Hrynyk
Sara Parry
Sara Parry
Jason Hunter
Jason Hunter
Judith Gibson
Judith Gibson
Anton Pickard
Anton Pickard

Effective September 2018, the program Digital Photography and Imaging (major code DPAI) will be re-titled Photography (PHOT)

Please note: Most of this program is delivered in the downtown Barrie location (5 Ross St.) with Student Services offered at the main campus.

Additional program specific fee information for Digital Photography and Imaging

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)


View the Photography articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • PHOT1000 Photo 1-Camera Techniques
  • PHOT1001 Visual Concepts
  • PHOT1008 Imaging 1 - Fundamentals
  • PHOT1010 Introduction to Studio
  • PHOT1003 Trends/Issues In Photography
  • PHOT1009 Imaging 2 - Retouching Techniques
  • PHOT1011 History of Photography
  • PHOT1014 Lifestyle Photography
  • PHOT1015 Editorial Photography
  • PHOT1016 Image Production
  • PHOT1017 Introduction to DSLR Video
  • PHOT2009 Imaging 3 - Compositing
  • PHOT2001 Photography 3: Creative Lighting
  • PHOT2002 Portfolio Development 1: Digital Photography and Imaging
  • PHOT2011 Photographic Self-Promotion
  • PHOT2013 Video Editing
  • PHOT1013 Creative Techniques
  • PHOT2004 Aesthetics and Criticism
  • PHOT2010 Imaging 4 - Advanced Image Creation
  • PHOT2014 Advanced Editorial Photography
  • PHOT2005 Portfolio Development 2: Digital Photography
  • PHOT2015 Advanced Lifestyle Photography
  • PHOT2012 Photographic Business Practices

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list