Photographic Technology

Program Information

Faculty:Media & Arts
Field of Study:Photography
Description:This program prepares students for a career in photography by providing a comprehensive technical curriculum emphasizing digital image capture and processing. Students are required to purchase a digital camera permitting professional work. Recognizing that it is important to plan finances well in advance, we recommend a budget of $2500.00 specifically for the camera. The program promotes a practical, hands-on approach to learning, supported by appropriate theory. Students are given the opportunity to interact with industry professionals through guest lectures, seminars, assignment critiques, studio visits, field trips, work experience practicums and participation in professional association activities.

Graduates of the Photographic Technology program are employed in hospitals, police departments, colleges, government and scientific laboratories, providing photographic support services for these institutions. Other opportunities exist in photomarketing as well as in media fields such as newspapers, magazines, multimedia and information technologies.
URL:Photographic Technology at NAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,146

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Pure Mathematics 

Due to the nature of the work, photographers utilize many dimensions of photography, art, science, communications, and human relations. Students are therefore encouraged to take high school subjects such as Art, Design, Physics, Chemistry, Communications, and Psychology as well as Computer courses in addition to the required English and Mathematics courses.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further 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 August 15, 2016