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Independent Digital Photography

Independent Digital Photography

Program Code:IDP
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Earn your diploma in Independent Photography and you could become a professional photographer, equipped with the technical skills and business knowledge you need to succeed in this creative and dynamic field.

You're best suited for this intensive four-semester program if you have a strong interest in photography and image creation, along with a basic knowledge of photography.

You'll be required to demonstrate an understanding of imaging fundamentals. Throughout the program, you'll build a strong portfolio of photographic and illustrated images for a wide range of practical business applications. Along with artistic and technical skills, you'll learn business and entrepreneurial skills. Your hands-on learning will concentrate on the digital realm of photography and imaging. You will be required to purchase a minimum of photography/imaging equipment.

Whether you're working behind the camera or are working in a technical support role, you'll be prepared to compete in this evolving market.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) or ENG4(C)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with required course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Additional Requirements:

  • Portfolio of photography samples
  • Applicant profile/questionnaire

Applicant Selection:

  • Details of how to complete and submit your profile and your profile will be mailed shortly after we receive your application.
  • Applicants to this program are selected based on the strength of the portfolio and the profile.
  • Admission to this program is competitive. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Fees

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Your Career

Professional photographers are entrepreneurs. Most run their own businesses, working as freelancers for a wide range of clients across many sectors. Some are employed in key roles at photography studios, leveraging their technical expertise in photo manipulation, restoration and compositing.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
College English
Photography I
Colour Theory
Business I
History of Imaging
Creativity I
Digital Imaging I
 
Semester 2
Photography II
Digital II
Business II
Wedding and Event Photography
Photojournalism
Creativity II
General Education Option
 
Semester 3
Print Journalism
Digital Imaging III
Small Business I
Self Promotion and Portfolio Building
Photography III
Pro Seminar in IDP
General Education Option
 
Semester 4
Introduction to DSLR Video
Small Business II
Field Placement
Independent Project in IDP - Preproduction
Independent Project in IDP - Production
General Education Option

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
College English
Photography I
Colour Theory
Business I
History of Imaging
Creativity I
Digital Imaging I
 
Semester 2
Photography II
Digital II
Business II
Wedding and Event Photography
Photojournalism
Creativity II
General Education Option
 
Semester 3
Print Journalism
Digital Imaging III
Small Business I
Self Promotion and Portfolio Building
Photography III
Pro Seminar in IDP
General Education Option
 
Semester 4
Introduction to DSLR Video
Small Business II
Field Placement
Independent Project in IDP - Preproduction
Independent Project in IDP - Production
General Education Option

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
IDP100 Photography I 3
IDP102 Colour Theory 4
IDP103 Business I 3
IDP104 History of Imaging 3
IDP105 Creativity I 3
IDP111 Digital Imaging I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
IDP200 Photography II 6
IDP202 Digital II 3
IDP203 Business II 2
IDP204 Wedding and Event Photography 3
IDP206 Photojournalism 3
IDP306 Creativity II 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC409 Print Journalism 3
IDP302 Digital Imaging III 3
IDP303 Small Business I 2
IDP304 Self Promotion and Portfolio Building 3
IDP311 Photography III 6
IDP405 Pro Seminar in IDP 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
IDP312 Introduction to DSLR Video 3
IDP403 Small Business II 3
IDP404 Field Placement 1
IDP406 Independent Project in IDP - Preproduction 4
IDP407 Independent Project in IDP - Production 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Sarah Lee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
Sarah.Lee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sharina Khan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33008
Sharina.Khan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Ray Steinke
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33572
Ray.Steinke@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mark Jones
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33488
Mark.Jones@senecacollege.ca

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