Photography

Program Information

Complete an Honours Degree

Graduates of this two-year Ontario College Diploma program meet the admission requirements to transfer to the Honours Bachelor of Photography - Degree Completion program at Sheridan College. Upon completing Photography, graduates can transfer into this three-year program.

Interested students must have finished Photography no earlier than 2005 and must have a GPA of 2.4 or greater. Visit the Sheridan website for more details.

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Today’s successful photographers know more than just their cameras: they’re also ready to design, edit, market, connect, write, and sell. Our students prepare for this fast-paced and ever expanding career using modern digital photographic equipment in a state-of-the-art photography studio. The program is laptop-based and fully hybrid (a combination of both online and in-class learning), offering students the benefits of flexible learning.

Photography students at Lambton College are encouraged to follow their passion as they explore diverse photographic interests, all while developing the technical skills necessary for creative control. The curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including design and composition, digital darkroom, web and social media fundamentals and portfolio development. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with classmates as they photograph events both on and off campus, and a photography field study in New York City during second year challenges students to expand their horizons. See some of our students' work from previous classes by visiting Lens on Lambton.

Students learn from current and award-winning industry leaders, like our faculty members Richard Beland, Niki Patel and Geoff Robins, who share the secrets they’ve learned through their decades of photography experience.

At the core of the Photography program is our state-of-the-art photography and video studio, equipped with strobe, video and continuous light kits. Students work in this space, both individually and in small groups, using professional-quality equipment from our loan department.

The 2017 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey showed that 100% of Photography students at Lambton College were satisfied with program quality and 100% felt that the program delivered knowledge and skills that would be useful in their future careers.

Artistic career aspirations become a reality with Lambton College’s Photography program.

This program has specific computer and equipment requirements, see Additional Costs for details.

Device Requirements

This program requires a MacBook Pro.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates pursue a variety of employment opportunities such as travel, sports, portrait, photojournalism, wedding and fashion photographers, photo manipulation, restoration artists and multi-media professionals. Careers exist in commercial, corporate, private and personal businesses.

Graduates are encouraged to understand their niche and pursue it passionately. Relocation should be considered depending on the career aspirations of graduates.

Educational Pathways

See where you could go within Ontario to complete a degree once you've completed this Lambton College program.



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