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Photography (Part-time)

Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
Media & Design

About the Program

This program provides training for students in the commercial aspects of photography. The program content includes digital SLR camera techniques useful for photo-journalism and newspaper photography. Practical and theoretical instruction will prepare the student for work in advertising, product, industrial, public relations (wedding, group) photography as well as studies in portraiture. Students will also be exposed to computer practical digital imaging and the business aspects of photography.


Note: Admission to the program is required prior to registration for courses.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

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 visit the testing website.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Program Information

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Part-time Program Handbook

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Refer to the planned delivery schedule given below if the course is currently unavailable for registration.
Course Information
Course Code CourseTitle Status
PHOT1010 Fundamentals Of Photography Details
PHOT1020 Advanced Photography Details
PHOT1050 Digital Imaging Part I Closed
PHOT1060 Commercial Studio - Part I Closed
PHOT1080 Business Of Photography Details
PHOT1120 Digital Imaging Part II Details
PHOT1160 Portraiture Closed
PHOT1220 Photography - Field Experience Details

Annual Delivery Schedule

Photography #0960
Code Course Title S14 F14 W15
PHOT1010 Fundamentals of Photography D D D
PHOT1020 Advanced Photography D D D
PHOT1050 Digital Imaging Part I D D
PHOT1060 Commercial Studio - Part I D D
PHOT1070 Commercial Studio - Part II D D
PHOT1080 Business of Photography D
PHOT1120 Digital Imaging Part II D D D
PHOT1160 Portraiture D
PHOT1220 Field Experience D D D

D = Offered at Doon Campum, W = Offered at Waterloo Campus
All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the College reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary
* To learn more and view the on-line course delivery schedule visit Distance Learning - OntarioLearn

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Program Contact

Co-ordinator - Carol Schlievert, 519-748-5220, extension 2390 or

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