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Photography (Recognition of Achievement)

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Recognition of Achievement

Recognition of Achievement

Program Description

You will develop your photographic skills as you learn the technical and creative aspects of using a digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. You will learn what camera settings to use in order to capture a wide variety of subjects. The program is designed to provide professional training in order to enhance career opportunities.

Students must bring their own Digital SLR camera.

Certificate Requirements

  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Demonstrate the proper use and functionality of the settings of their personal Digital SLR camera
  • Articulate and demonstrate the creative aspects that contribute to the creation of a good photograph
  • Describe and apply the photographic strategies involved in the preparation of a photo shoot
  • Develop a business plan for owning and operating a studio including all of the aspect of the photography business

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Freelance photographer
  • Wedding photographer
  • Event photographer
  • Stock photo photographer
  • Portrait photographer

Related Credentials and Courses

Graduates interested in further professional development may be interested in the following courses/programs:

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
PHOT 1931Photography: Digital SLR 1Oshawa
PHOT 1945Photography: Intro to MacroOshawa
PHOT 1941Photography: PhotoshopOshawa
PHOT 1937Photography:Studio LightingOshawa