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Photographic Studies

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Duration: 44 weeks. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Creative Studies
Certification: Diploma of Applied Arts
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Program Description

The Photographic Studies program provides students with comprehensive training in all elements of still photography. Students will learn the creative and technical skills needed to take artistic photographs and portraits as well as the business background required to work in the photography industry. In addition to formal training, students also have the opportunity to experience real-world aspects of being a photographer by servicing a client base during Academy Canada’s client days. Client days provide students with the chance to work with a client base on such things as intermediate portrait techniques, background coordination, basic posing techniques, glamour photography, and studio propping. The program also allows for frequent field trips and potential sales of scenic and portrait photography.

Program Courses

  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Development
  • Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Camera Operation
  • Fundamentals of Photography: Portraits, Children and Groups
  • Fundamentals of Photography: Products, Pets and Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Photography: Scenery, Fine Art and Copy Work
  • Fundamentals of Photography: Weddings, Events and School Photos
  • Introduction to Computers with Desktop Publishing
  • Job Search Skills
  • Photographic Portfolio
  • Photographic Post Production, Printing and Display
  • Photography Business Seminar
  • Printing, Framing and Displaying Photographic Images

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Photographic Studies program may decide to be self-employed and establish their own business, or may seek employment in portrait studios, framing and art galleries, photographic service outlets, or privately owned photographic portrait studios.

The Government of Canada’s website has projected that the employment outlook for Photographers in Newfoundland and Labrador was expected to be fair. This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that employment is expected to be moderate and a moderate number of people are expected to retire.

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