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Photography

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: PH211Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 4 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • 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 images.

    Submission Instructions

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,922.70
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

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

Additional Costs

Approximately $2,500 -program-specified camera; and $2,100 - Mac laptop. Students also require lenses, tripod, flash meter, professional flash and supplies (as required).

 

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Graduates of Humber's Photography diploma program will be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Fine Arts at York Univeristy  provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the program.  Applicants must:

  • Show satisfactory completion of the Humber Photography Diploma program. 
  • Minimum overall average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale (B/70% or equivalent).
  • Applicants must also attend an entrance portfolio review conducted by a faculty member of the Department of Visual Art and Art History and be deemed successful
  • York University does not limit the number of eligible graduates from the Photography Diploma Program of Humber College.

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

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Media any major

Humber students who have successfully completed the Acting for Film and Television Diploma or the Theatre Performance Advanced Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements may apply for the Bachelor of Media, any major at Macquarie University.

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.

Programs:
  • Business Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

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.

Programs:
  • Law LLB
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours Photography Editorial and Advertising

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

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

Programs:
  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • Video and Digital

Humber Graduates who have successfully completed the Humber College Photography Diploma and who have achieved an overall Grade Point Average of 2.3 or 64%, will be granted Advanced Standing into the Sunderland Programme BA (Hons) Photography Video and Digital Imaging (Year 2).  Any Humber student wishing to apply to a Sunderland Programme must apply for the Sunderland Programme through UCAS or directly to the University via online.

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.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

David Scott, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4855
david.scott@humber.ca
mediastudies.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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 ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre

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In Humber's Photography diploma program, your studies will combine technology, business and the creative skills you need for a successful career in photography. From advertising photography to editorial and portraiture, to video and e-commerce imaging, you will leave this program prepared to fully engage in a plethora of career options. You will learn the visual communications skills necessary to enter the industry as a highly trained professional.

Learn photography using the latest equipment taught by experienced imaging faculty who know the industry. An advisory committee made up of a wide range of still and motion professionals ensures our photography program remains leading-edge, covering the latest innovations and meeting the needs of a wide variety of clients.

A comprehensive curriculum focuses on image capture techniques, as well as creative and conceptual proficiency. You will also learn practical skills such as studio and location lighting, colour and black-and-white printing, and advanced image post-production editing to help you ensure your digital and hard copy outputs are prepared to industry standards. Following a work placement in final semester, the program culminates with a gallery portfolio show where the students network with industry, and introduce their skills with portfolios, video footage and large format prints.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Select and use appropriate photographic equipment and techniques to capture quality images* of a variety of subjects, in studio and on location.
  • Use post-production techniques to edit and finish images in formats that meet industry standards and the needs of the client.
  • Create lighting schemes* using appropriate techniques, equipment and accessories to produce quality images* that meet the needs of the client.
  • Employ design elements* and principles* to plan and create visually sound images*.
  • Complete all work in a professional and ethical manner and in accordance with legal requirements applicable to the photography industry.
  • Develop strategies to maintain currency with evolving photography trends, issues, technologies and industry practices to enhance work performance and guide professional development.
  • Select and use digital asset management* tools and strategies to catalogue, store, back up, retrieve and archive images and prints.
  • Use business planning and administrative skills to support and maintain a photography business.
  • Use a variety of marketing tools and strategies that effectively promote photographic products and services.
  • Develop and present a professional portfolio that illustrates one’s creative approach and image conception, capture, editing and production skills.


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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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
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The Humber Experience

Creative Photography diploma program video

Creative Photography Showcase

creative photography video

Watch the video to see Creative Photography students showcase their final year portfolios at Twist Gallery.

The Professional Perspective

Creative Photography student highlight video

Watch the video to see Creative Photography student, Zoran hard at work in the field, collaborating with industry professionals.

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 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 on 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.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.