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Photography


Diploma


Program Code: PH211

Campus: North

Length: 4 semesters starting in September

Technology has made it easy for people to take Instagram-worthy photos, but professional photographers know it takes more than a filter to create images worthy of publication or exhibition. Whatever genre of photography you wish to pursue, there are countless opportunities for you to apply your talent and skill as a professional photographer, working either with an agency, studio or as a freelancer. Opportunities include:

  • junior photographer
  • assistant photographer
  • freelance photographer
  • e-commerce photographer
  • social media photographer
  • digital asset manager
  • post-production specialist

Our program combines the technology, business and the creative skills you need for a successful career. From advertising and editorial photography to video, post-production and e-commerce imaging, you will leave this program with the visual communications skills necessary to enter the industry as a highly trained professional.

A work placement and industry showcase portfolio event give students the chance to network with industry pros and show off their skills with their portfolios, video footage and large-format prints.

Work Placement

The program includes a 72-hour work placement, providing you with a chance to apply your skills in a real-life professional setting. The program works with industry for technical support and postings to help students find their placements.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
FOTO 119: Post Production 1 Online

FOTO 120: Portrait 1 In-person

FOTO 121: Commercial 1 In-person

FOTO 122: Printing 1 In-person

FOTO 123: Design Online

FOTO 124: History of Photography Online

WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills Online Online

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
FOTO 151: Portrait 2 Online / In-person

Class divided in half for In-person weeks; First half of class list: In-person weeks2, 5, 8, 11 ; Second half of class list: In-person weeks 3, 6, 9, 12

FOTO 152: Commercial 2 Online / In-person

Class divided in half for In-person weeks; First half of class list: In-person weeks2, 5, 8, 11 ; Second half of class list: In-person weeks 3, 6, 9, 12

FOTO 153: Post Production 2 Online

FOTO 156: History and Alternate Process Online / In-person

Class divided in half for In-person weeks; First half of class list: In-person weeks2, 5, 8, 11 ; Second half of class list: In-person weeks 3, 6, 9, 12

FOTO 157: Video 1 Online

GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences Online Online

WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills Online Online

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
FOTO 213: Video 2 In-person

FOTO 217: Professional Practice Online

FOTO 218: Location Photography Online

FOTO 219: Post Production 3 Online

FOTO 220: Commercial Advertising In-person

FOTO 221: Portrait 3 Online

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General Elective Online Online

Semester 4

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
FOTO 251: Post Production 4 Online

FOTO 252: Internship Online

FOTO 254: Illustrative Commercial Photography Online / In-person

Class divided in half for In-person weeks. Weeks

FOTO 256: Social Media and Marketing Online

FOTO 258: Portfolio and Advanced Printing Online / In-person

Class divided in half for In-person weeks. WeeksFirst half of class list: In-person weeks 2, 5, 8, 11 weeks

FOTO 259: Special Topics in Contemporary Photography Online

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General Elective Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 4 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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    Portfolio

    Applicants will present a portfolio that includes 12 examples of original work. The portfolio must contain a combination of colour and/or black and white images.

    Submission Instructions

    https://humber.ca/admissions/office-of-the-registrar/registration/submission-instructions.html

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,740.64
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Pro 2.5GHz MacBook Pro or PC equivalent
Memory 16GB
Storage 512GB SSD HD
Monitor 13.3-inch
Other Adobe: Photoshop CC, Bridge CC, Lightroom CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effect CC; Capture One Pro 11; Keynote; X-Rite i1 Colour Management software; Phocus - Hasselblad; MS Office, *FULL FRAME DSLR camera with 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens, (or similar focal lengths) that is capable of tethering to Capture One software, and shooting HD video at 60 frames per second. Nikon D750 camera with 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens is suggested or Canon, Sony equivalent

Additional Costs

Approximately $2,500 - program-specified camera; and $2,100 - Mac laptop. Students also require lenses, tripod, flash meter, professional flash and supplies (as required).

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

David Scott, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4855
david.scott@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: October 27, 2020