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Professional Photography

Langara College
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Professional Photography

The Professional Photography program is a two-year diploma offering hands-on, comprehensive training that provides graduates with the skills to achieve success in a career in the photographic industry. Students have access to a wide range of specialized photographic equipment and are supported by faculty and staff representing a diverse range of experience. This program is intensive and provides the opportunity to develop a comprehensive portfolio.

Students will apply technical and artistic skills to practical projects that are typical of the industry. Studio time is provided to complete the assignments and master the skills necessary to succeed in the photographic industry. This is further enhanced by field trips and regular visits from current industry professionals.

Admission requirements

  • A portfolio
  • Interview with program faculty member.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the College website.

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Program content

Term one

  • Mathematics for Professional Photography
  • Technical Photography I
  • Studio Lighting I
  • Creativity and Ideation
  • Digital Workflow
  • Photographic Industry Topics I

Term two

  • Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries I
  • Technical Photography II
  • Studio Lighting II
  • Digital Imaging I
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Communications for Creative Professionals
  • Communication Design I
  • Publishing Explorations

Term three

  • History of Photography Lab
  • Portrait Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Digital Imaging II
  • Small Business for Photographers
  • Visual Culture II
  • Through the Lens: A Critical History of Photography

Term four

  • Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries II
  • Digital Imaging III
  • Video for Photographers
  • Photographic Development
  • Portfolio Development and Practicum
  • Photographic Industry Topics II

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information


Please visit the website for information about tuition fees


Credential: Diploma

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Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of...

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Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue
V5Y 2Z6 Vancouver British Columbia

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