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Professional Photography

Photography courses that get you career-ready

12 Months

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Pathway Programs

Professional Photography Diploma Program

Photography may have begun as a hobby for you, but you soon recognized the potential to turn your hobby into something more. You are now ready to learn how the correct lighting and composition can change the way we look at just about everything. If the thought of working independently excites you, and you cannot wait to share your vision with the world, then it’s time to up-level your skills in our 12-month photography diploma program.

Discover what it means to take your passion for photography and turn it into an exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling career. Centre for Arts and Technology’s Professional Photography program’s courses will take you for a deep dive into the technical and historical sides of the craft, while compiling a professional portfolio through working in the studio, classroom, and hands-on assignments.

In just 12 months, the Professional Photography diploma program will prepare you for these careers:

  • Commercial Photographer (Product, Fashion, Advertising)
  • Corporate Photographer
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Photographer’s Assistant
  • Photojournalist/Editorial Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Sport/Action Photographer
  • Event/Wedding Photographer
  • Wildlife Photographer
  • Real Estate Photograph

This intensive program introduces the student to all aspects of the business and application of photography, including: mastering the camerapre-production and schedulingbusiness development and implementationphotographic editingstudio and location lighting for portrait, fashion, glamour and beauty, and commercial productions.

Concepts of colour theory, composition, history, posing, and client management will become second nature and prepares graduates to enter the business of photography as entrepreneurs.

If Professional Photography is in your future, Centre for Arts and Technology – one of the leading creative and technical schools in Canada – will help take you there.

Build an amazing portfolio!

Start your OWN photography business!

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Our Alumni are in the industry.

Alpine Images Photography.
Apollo Fotografie
Audi AG rings + script logo
Faviana New York
Kelowna Now Logo
Luxury Homes
Mountain West Studio
National Geographic Centre for Arts And Technology.
Perry Thompson Photography
Stuartkasdorf Photography
Vancouver Magazine
Western Living Magazine


Meet Your PAC

Program Advisory Committee

Your Program Advisory Committee are made up of leading industry professionals who meet every 4 months to make our programs stay in-line with industry.

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Check out our post-graduation pathways.

What do you want to do after you’ve completed your Centre for Arts and Technology program? We’ve got options for you! Check out our pathway programs and continue your education at other institutions in Canada and across the globe.

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