Creative Photography

Creative Photography (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September



Contact Information

David Scott, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4855


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $4,027.78
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Students require a digital camera, laptop computer (specified by program), lenses, tripod, flash meter, professional flash and supplies (as required). Students must purchase a program-specified camera at an approximate expense of $2,500. Students must purchase a Mac laptop at an approximate expense of $2,100. The program offers a lease-to-own arrangement that allows students to purchase the required equipment over time. Reservations are recommended, as there are a limited number of leasing opportunities available. Please pay careful attention to the correspondence received through the application process.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberClosed

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Our Program

Humber’s Creative Photography diploma program teaches the technology, technical and creative skills, business, and theory you need to successfully enter the professional field of photography.

You’ll learn using state-of-the-art equipment from experienced photography faculty who know the industry and what it takes to succeed. The program’s advisory committee is made up of successful graduates and industry leaders to ensure that our curriculum incorporates the latest trends and meets the needs of companies.

Our in-depth curriculum focuses on image capture techniques, creative and conceptual proficiency, practical skills such as lighting, colour and black-and-white output, and image postproduction editing. You’ll also study commercial studio techniques, portraiture, location photography and business practices. Your program will include a work placement component in the final semester.

List of Courses

Semester 1

Semester 3

Select 1 from the following courses

How to Apply

Your Career

Sharpen your focus by taking your love of photography from interest and passion to a career.

The Internet and digital photography have radically altered the photographic industry. Thousands of websites, e-books, e-zines and other online publications have joined the hundreds of print publications in North America that are constantly searching for good photography to illustrate their content. In addition, there are growing wedding, portrait and editorial opportunities in print, digital and motion capture formats.

Our graduates work in diverse areas of the industry. There are many photography studios and agencies in Ontario, with most in Toronto. Many graduates set up and operate freelance businesses and studios.

Work Placement

The Humber Creative Photography diploma includes a 72-hour work placement providing you with a chance to apply your skills in a real-life professional setting. The program works with industry for technical support and postings to help students find their placements.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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