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SchoolEmily Carr University of Art + Design
LocationVancouver, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 1,700
Full-time Graduate: 200
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesThe minimum academic requirement for admission to Emily Carr University undergraduate programs is graduation from grade 12 secondary school, with five grade 12 subjects, including English Studies 12 with a minimum grade of 'C', two other grade 12 academic courses and two grade 12 elective courses. The minimum overall grade point average required for admission is 2.5 or C+ or 67%. All elective courses must be grade 12 and can be Ministry Approved, Board Approved or Locally Developed. For more information, visit First Year Academic Requirements.

This cost estimate is for 18 credits per semester, and includes mandatory and optional fees.

DescriptionHere you will gain practical expertise while building a diverse knowledge base to thrive and adapt in the rapidly changing world of photography. Through conceptual, technical, and historical emphasis, you will become an innovative photographer of contemporary culture.

The Photography Major is multidisciplinary, supportive of your broader understanding of the art form. The curriculum is structured to offer mastery of traditional photographic art practices with subsequent exploration in a wide range of digital and analogue processes. Through art history, research, and critical studies, you will examine the work of historical and contemporary photographers and other artists. Theory, writing, drawing, and electives in other media enhance your studies, with options that include image and text, video practices, and directorial work. Your knowledge, skills and conceptual learning are strengthened through classes, seminars, self-directed projects, research presentations, readings, exhibitions, and professional practice studies. Upon graduating, you will have produced a substantial body of work with a contextual understanding of its place within contemporary art and photographic practices.
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