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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 portfolio 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.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

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

2015/2016 Academic Year

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

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: Amanda Calicchia
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22807
Amanda.Calicchia@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Sarah Lee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26598
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
Additional Contacts:
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