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Creative Photography

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 04801 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenWaitlisted

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,816.58
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Students require a digital camera, laptop computer (specified by program), lenses, tripod, flash meter, professional flash and supplies (as required). Students must purchase a program-specified camera at an approximate cost of $2,500 and a Mac laptop at an approximate expense of $2,100.


Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

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Program Contact(s)

David Scott
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4855



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Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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In order to continue with your application for Creative Photography, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements. This contains all the information you need to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio. Please see Submission Instructions below for additional information on how and when to submit.

i. Portfolio
Applicants will present a portfolio that includes 12 examples of original work. The portfolio must contain a combination of colour and/or black and white prints.

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit their portfolio through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored.  Log-in to and create your free account.  There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Creative Photography diploma program teaches the technology, technical and creative skills, business, and theory you need to successfully enter the professional field of photography.

You’ll learn using state-of-the-art equipment from experienced photography faculty who know the industry and what it takes to succeed. The program’s advisory committee is made up of successful graduates and industry leaders to ensure that our curriculum incorporates the latest trends and meets the needs of companies.

Our in-depth curriculum focuses on image capture techniques; creative and conceptual proficiency; practical skills such as lighting, colour and black-and-white output; and image postproduction editing. You’ll also study commercial studio techniques, portraiture, location photography and business practices. Your program will include a work placement component in the final semester.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

The program includes a 72-hour work placement, providing you with a chance to apply your skills in a real-life professional setting. The program works with industry for technical support and postings to help students find their placements.

The Humber Experience

Creative Photography diploma program video

Watch the video to learn more about how students are helped into the industry and the co-op placement within the program.

Creative Photography Showcase

creative photography video

Our Student Work Says It All

Click on thumbnails to view portfolio

Student Testimonial

"Before I took this program, my knowledge of photography was superficial. I just didn't have the environment to learn about lighting before. I was doing a lot of street photography with natural light. After two years, I've learned from industry experts with top-quality equipment."

Gillian, 2011 graduate Professional Photographers of Ontario Judges Choice Award Winner (2011)

Your Career

Sharpen your focus by taking your love of photography from interest and passion to a career.

The Internet and digital photography have radically altered the photographic industry. Thousands of websites, e-books, e-zines and other online publications have joined the hundreds of print publications in North America that are constantly searching for good photography to illustrate their content. In addition, there are growing wedding, portrait and editorial opportunities in print, digital and motion capture formats.

Our graduates work in diverse areas of the industry. There are many photography studios and agencies in Ontario, with most in Toronto. Many graduates set up and operate freelance businesses and studios.

Student Competitions: Award-Winning Creativity

Humber Creative Photography students enter a number of photography competitions each year and have a history of award-winning work.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.