Develop advanced photography and media skills to advance your career as a professional photographer.
You will gain technical expertise in post-production, editing and output, motion capture, digital asset management and presentation platforms to qualify for work in photographic studios, newspapers, magazines, museums and government.
In the fall semester you will learn colour theory, design and composition, introductory studio lighting and digital imaging.
During the winter and spring semesters, you will expand your skills as you learn specialty applications such as portraiture, advertising photography, editorial and photojournalism, post-production and digital asset management.
Gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of photography as you participate in field trips to diverse locations and take part in work experience where you will complete a major client project.
By your final semester, you will have a completed an industry-evaluated portfolio project that showcases your photographic talent and technical skill.
As a graduate of NIC's Professional Photography certificate, you will have the advanced technological skills required to work as a photojournalist, fine art photographer, advertising photographer, photographer's assistant, wedding photographer and portrait photographer.
Students are required to provide the following list of basic supplies and equipment:
professional grade digital camera with HD video capable of professional quality image capture.
professional grade lenses, covering wide angle to telephoto.
tripod with ball or three-way head
500 GB portable hard drive
CF memory card reader (if applicable)
Instructors may add additional equipment for specific courses.
Students must also be prepared to cover the costs of color ink jet printing, field trip expenses and framing for gallery shows.
The program has six medium-format camera systems that students will be able to use on short term loans through the department equipment loan program.