Sports Photography and Videography (Graduate Certificate)
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- College Code:
- Media & Design
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
About the Program
In this program, students will learn advanced techniques in sports photography and videography as well as gain the knowledge necessary to work effectively in a sports environment. Students will develop the specialized skills needed to capture and shoot still images that have visual impact and the power to communicate a specific moment in time. In addition, they will learn to shoot and edit professional quality sports video material for traditional broadcast and emerging media.
Using real-life sporting events, students will gain experience in assessing how and when to capture a shot or a sequence. Analysis and critiques of one's own work and that of peers will be an integral part of the program. Beginning in the spring semester, students will shoot a number of sports activities including baseball, soccer, lacrosse and track and field events. This will be followed by additional national sports opportunities.
Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Doon (Kitchener) - September/2014 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Doon (Kitchener) - May/2015 (Open) - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September and May
First-Year Capacity: 20
- Diploma or degree from an accredited college or university in a related field OR equivalent experience
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL PBT 580 with a TWE of 4.5 or iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; CAAT D at 65%; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the graduate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Submit proof of admission requirements.
- Applicants not meeting the credential requirement must submit a resume outlining relevant experience. Please submit the resume directly to the Conestoga College Admissions Office.
- Applicants not meeting credential requirement and registered at university in year two of a program may be considered for entry into the program.
- Applicants will be required to attend a meeting with the program team members and present a portfolio of work related to the field of videography or still photography.
- Final selection is made using a formula that combines portfolio presentation, creativity and technical scores.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa.
*Fees for recreation/athletics, graduation/alumni, insurance, as well as program-related costs such as books and supplies, are additional.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website
. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Aid/Awards
Graduates of this program may find employment as freelance, specialty television, or web-based sport photographers and videographers, or as videographers for sports training camps or college and university sports programs.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Degree Completion Opportunities
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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process, please contact 519-748-5220 ext 2260, e-mail email@example.com or visit the testing website.
- Capture action from a wide range of sporting events effectively, using photography and videography
- Create visual stories related to athletes and sporting events through the use of digital image capture for presentation across a range of contexts.
- Design and install lighting systems for indoor sporting events.
- Develop broadcast quality content that meets industry standards and ethical and legal conventions
- Examine freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities in the sports photo/video field.
- Analyze and solve visual communication, logistical and other problems unique to the field of sports imaging to meet client needs and the requirements of the job
- Incorporate self-management, time management, and project management skills to meet the unique challenges of sports photography and videography
- Produce, shoot and edit a wide range of sports related events in a variety of contexts
- Contribute as a team member in the development of sports broadcast content.
- Research, prepare and conduct interviews in the production of sports-related photography and videography materials
- Compile portfolios of exemplary work to showcase skills and knowledge to prospective employers and clients.
Program Advisory Committees
The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees
How to Apply to the Program
Domestic students should apply using a Conestoga College Program Application Form. This form can be obtained from any Conestoga College campus OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office OR by using the College website at www.conestogac.on.ca/registrar/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr.
Canada N2G 4M4
International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form
. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.