Photography Essentials (Micro-credential)
Credential: Recognition of Achievement
Delivery: Part-time, micro-credential
Duration: Minimum 120 Hours (course hours vary)
Have you dreamed of stepping up your amateur photography game, or finding a job where your photography skills are an asset? The Photography Essentials Micro-certificate is a good fit for you!
This non-credit Micro-certificate will help you grow your knowledge and skills in photography and image creation. Enjoy hands-on learning focused on the technical skills, business knowledge and creative portfolio images you need to succeed as a professional photographer.
Graduates can pursue entry-level opportunities in positions and industries where basic photography skills are an asset, including photography assistants, studio assistants, digital processing labs, and retail, or as a freelance photographer or small-business owner.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- capture images using appropriate equipment and techniques;
- apply design elements and lighting techniques to produce images that communicate effectively;
- edit and organize images using industry-standard software.
- No formal requirements
It is strongly recommended that students complete or begin to complete PHTO 0025 Digital Camera Techniques (Micro-credential) or have a firm understanding of their cameras’ technical capabilities, before taking other modules. Students are required to use their personal camera.
1 Program Module
1 Mandatory Elective module
4 Program Option Modules
Students must successfully complete all required courses as noted below. Further details, if applicable, are noted under "Additional Information" above.
|PHTO 0025||Digital Camera Techniques (Micro-Credential)||36|
|Select one of the following courses: PHTO 0080: Photoshop for Photographers (Micro-credential) or PHTO 0079: Adobe Lightroom (Micro-credential)||21|
|Program Option Modules|
|Select 4 modules from the program options listed below during registration. (Hours vary, minimum total option module hours appear here.)||63|
|Program option modules may include:|
|PHTO 0054||Photography: Nature and Landscape (Micro-credential)|
|PHTO 0059||Photography: Starting a Small Business (Micro-credential)|
|PHTO 0066||Portraiture (Micro-credential)|
|PHTO 0081||Real Estate Photography (Micro-credential)|
|PHTO 0080||Photoshop for Photographers (Micro-credential)|
|PHTO 0079||Adobe Lightroom (Micro-credential)|
|PHTO 0076||Small Product Photography (Micro-credential)|
|PHTO 0075||Wedding Photography (Micro-credential)|
Students registered in part-time studies programs must maintain continuous registration in order to complete the program according to the curriculum in place at the time they were admitted. Students who do not remain continuously registered must be readmitted to the program and follow the new curriculum.
Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs.
Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.