North Island College (Comox Valley Campus)

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Program Information

School:North Island College (Comox Valley Campus)
Faculty:Fine Arts
Field of Study:Photography
Description:In the first term, students study the fundamentals of photography, such as using a digital SLR camera, controlling light, colour theory, design and composition, introductory studio lighting and the basics of black and white darkroom processing. During the second and third terms, students use their skills in specialty applications including portraiture, advertising photography, editorial and photojournalism, landscape, nature photography, and computer photo enhancement. Students participate in field trips to a range of diverse locations.

Students also complete a two-week work experience practicum, giving them valuable hands-on experience in the field of photography. Student placements may be with portrait, wedding or commercial photographers, newspapers, photo retail stores, processing labs or graphic designers. Placements can be based either on Vancouver Island or elsewhere, if practical. As a graduate of the Professional Photography program, career positions may include, but would not be limited to, photojournalist, fine art photographer, advertising, professional assistant, wedding photographer, and portrait photographer.
URL:Professional Photography at North Island College (Comox Valley Campus)
Length:10 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,900
National: $6,900

Admission Requirements


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

    Applicants must have completed provincial English 11 with a C+ or equivalent, or an English assessment test; Minimum C+ in Math 10 or assessment test in Math 033; A portfolio of photography, and A 300-word statement of expectations.

    * 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 November 21, 2016