• Overview - 2019/2020

    This program is intended for students who have a solid foundation in DSLR operation and want to develop their unique creativity to a professional standard in order to be competitive in the field of photography and its related industries.

    Students will explore a chosen photographic discipline where projects will be based on their choice of specialization and result in a professional portfolio that aligns with their personal career goals. Furthermore, students will gain entrepreneurial experience such as marketing and job pricing, by working with real clients as they operate an on-campus creative service centre that will provide photography and video production to the local community.

    Throughout the year students will have field trips to meet with professionals in the industry and visit trade shows and conferences to research new products and future trends in the ever changing field of photography.

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    A Diploma or Degree in:
    • Photography
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Fine Art
    • Graphic Design
    OR
    An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
    OR
    A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above and completion of a portfolio.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Courses

    Photography - Advanced-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    PHOT-6022Photography Specialization 16
    This course gives the student the opportunity to specialize in his/her chosen photographic specialty. Each student has the opportunity to major in Portrait (people/event), Commercial (product/fashion/industrial/architectural). Each student will also have the option to choose a Minor in various areas of Photography. During the academic year, participation in competitions and exhibitions is compulsory. Judging and evaluation of images to professional standards is an integral learning tool incorporated in this course. Minors could include 3D imagery, CGI etc.
    ENTP-6002Creative Industries for Photography 15
    Students will operate an on-campus service bureau that provides photography/video/printing service to the college and local community. Students will also work as freelance talent providing the services. Students will create promotional and pricing material to market their services. Students will participate in interviews with potential clients or employers. This course will instill entrepreneurship and professional business practices, including pricing for jobs, setting deadlines and providing good customer service. This course will include a research component, exploring new technologies, services and marketing strategies. Student will be required to attend and/or participate in industry trade shows.
    PHOT-6023Video Production 16
    Using DSLR cameras with HD Video capabilities and Adobe Premiere, student will gain a better understanding of the skills and workflows required to be successful in a Video Production / Post-Production Environment.
    GRAF-6001Digital Master Class 14
    This course deals with the production of high resolution finished photographic artwork using Adobe Photoshop along with other software. A continuing student advancement and exploration of the "bitmap editing" software. (Possibly ACE Accreditation and PHASE Cert )

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    PHOT-6024Photography Specialization 26
    This course gives the student the opportunity to specialize in his/her chosen photographic specialty. Each student has the opportunity to major in Portrait (people/event), Commercial (product/fashion/industrial/architectural). Each student will also have the option to choose a Minor in various areas of Photography. During the academic year, participation in competitions and exhibitions is compulsory. Judging and evaluation of images to professional standards is an integral learning tool incorporated in this course.
    PHOT-6025Video Production 26
    Using DSLR cameras with HD Video capabilities and Adobe Premiere, student will continue to develop the skills required to be successful in a Video Production completing projects that involve video and audio capture and Post-Production.
    ENTP-6003Creative Industries for Photography 25
    Using DSLR cameras with HD Video capabilities and Adobe Premiere, student will continue to develop the skills required to be successful in a Video Production completing projects that involve video and audio capture and Post-Production.
    DEVL-6019Portfolio Development2
    This course provides the student with consultation and instruction on portfolio development. In addition to a conventional print portfolio, students will prepare their images for an online presentation. Additional topics include e-marketing strategies, and web site optimization.

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Professional Photographer, Freelance Assistant, Photo Editor, Stylist, Image Retoucher, Shoot Producer, Portrait/Wedding photographer, Industrial Photography, Fashion Photography, Corporate Photographer, Food and Drink Photography, Photo Journalism, Architecture-Interior Photography, Animal/Pet Photography, Art/Pictorial/Landscape Photography
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
    Program Code: PHA3
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms

    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227

    Program Description

    This program is intended for students who have a solid foundation in DSLR operation and want to develop their unique creativity to a professional standard in order to be competitive in the field of photography and its related industries. Students will explore a chosen photographic discipline where projects will be based on their choice of specialization and result in a professional portfolio that aligns with their personal career goals. Furthermore, students will gain entrepreneurial experience such as marketing and job pricing, by working with real clients as they operate an on-campus creative service centre that will provide photography and video production to the local community. Throughout the year students will have field trips to meet with professionals in the industry and visit trade shows and conferences to research new products and future trends in the ever changing field of photography.

    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. Capture still and motion imagery using a broad range of camera equipment, lighting techniques and procedures to suit project requirements.
    2. Create professional still and motion imagery in both studio and location environments using knowledge of contemporary processes, procedures, visual styles.
    3. Implement colour management strategies to create and maintain a properly colour calibrated work environment which complies with established standards.
    4. Create still and motion imagery through the editing of image characteristics, retouching techniques and composite creation using to professional standards in both printed and on-line presentation formats.
    5. Interpret the requests of clients to produce photos and videos that fulfil their needs.
    6. Develop business procedures for photography and video projects, including requirements and deliverables, budgetary considerations, pricing and contract management, to ensure profitability.
    7. Cultivate professional relationships with clients, customers and designers in order to build and sustain a professional practice.
    8. Produce a self-promotional cross-media portfolio which highlights one's innovative, creative skills and technical expertise in photography, print, video and interactive design.
    9. Investigate evolving photography trends, issues, technologies and industry practices in the development of professional growth strategies and plans and to develop expertise in a chosen field of work or specialization.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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