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School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Field of Study:Photography
Description:Whether your dream is to capture that definitive portrait, have your photos grace the pages of a fashion magazine, or take photos for the world's leading brands, Centennial College's two-year Photography program will help you achieve your goals. In this hands-on photography diploma program, you'll be capturing images from day one and learning the technology, techniques and business theory for a lasting career as a professional photographer.

This photography program will prepare you for the aesthetic and technical demands that come with working in a studio or on location to produce captivating images that tell a story. Over two years, you'll progressively build the skills to compete in the commercial photography industry and learn what it takes to grow your brand and create stunning images for a variety of clients.
Through your participation in the Story Arts Image Xchange, a real-world stock agency and incubator for emerging photographers, and the many scenarios that will allow you to collaborate with students and faculty in other programs, you'll have many opportunities to publish your work. You'll also be able to put your skills to work in a professional setting during a seven-week field placement. When you complete the Photography program, you'll have the skills to operate your own photography business or find employment in related occupations such as fine art printing, advertising, publishing, graphic design, and gallery and studio management.
URL:Photography at Centennial College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,433

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
Additional Requirements
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
Attend a mandatory Photography program admission session, where you will submit a portfolio of work

  • Portfolios should include 12-20 high-quality images. A digital portfolio is required with images saved in JPG format with a min. size of 1.5 meg and a max. size of 5 meg with all images placed in 1 folder and the applicants name and student number is in the title of that 1 folder. The folder will then be zipped (compressed) for easier digital transfer. Upload using a file transfer site such as: We transfer or
  • Google Drive or another similar style file transfer site. If a folder is not labeled with a name, tracking of the applicant may not be possible resulting in a deleted portfolio.
  • Note: We do not accept PDFs, Website links or social media links (as we comply to all worldwide copyright laws and must be assured of ownership/creator of the images being submitted).
  • Portfolios will be assessed for Visual Aptitude, Composition, Camera Control and Lighting. Please minimize any use of Photoshop.
  • Portfolios will be reviewed during the Program Applicant Session. Be sure to label the portfolio with your name and contact information.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 11, 2023

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