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FIN-710 Digital Photography 1

3 credits


An introduction to the basics of digital photographic equipment, techniques and digital image workflow.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-715 Composition & Design

3 credits


The elements and principles of design along with the application of colour theory and colour relationships are explored through lecture and assignments. Design in nature (spirals and helixes, spheres and explosions, packing and cracking, meanders and ripples, branching, fractals) is also included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-716 History of Photography

3 credits


An introductory survey of the history of photography designed to develop an understanding and appreciation for the historical development of the medium. Students will apply theories and techniques discussed in class through hands on experience with B&W films and silver gelatin papers.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-718 Introduction to Studio Practices & Lighting

3 credits


Students will learn to work with lighting equipment including continuous and electronic flash lighting systems. Single and multiple light set-ups, calculation of light ratios and colour balance will be applied to photographing two and three-dimensional subjects, models and still life objects.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-720 Digital Photography II

3 credits


An intermediate course incorporating advanced digital camera operation, functions and techniques along with optimizing image workflow.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-721 Creative Explorations

3 credits


Through the use of digital imaging and analogue photographic processes, students explore photography as a narrative/metaphorical medium. A survey of historic and contemporary photographic styles is designed to help students recognize and begin to establish a unique personal style.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-723 Editorial/Photojournal Photography

3 credits


Illustrating magazine articles and shooting for publishers as a freelance editorial photographer or photojournalist is the emphasis of this course. Equipment, film, planning shoots, working for photo editors, selling photo rights, contracts and payment schedules, marketing, photo editing, packaging and shipping assignments are included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-724 Portraiture

3 credits


This course emphasizes the basics of commercial and wedding portraiture including studio design and equipment, marketing, public relations, print finishing and presentation. Students will use professional photographic lighting, posing and directing techniques to produce portraits of individuals and families in studio and location settings.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-729 Advertising & Commercial Photography

3 credits


The fundamentals of commercial photography will be presented through studio and location shooting. Students will work to deadlines; learn invoicing and record keeping as well as promotional techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-731 Landscape & Nature Photography

3 credits


Through lecture and field work, students will be instructed in the principles and ethics of landscape and nature photography. Landscape composition (framing, relationship, perspective, continuity, light), natural history photography (wildlife and wildflowers), practical techniques, and photographic equipment will be surveyed and demonstrated.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-733 Portfolio Project

3 credits


Students will assemble a body of work representative of their photographic talent and technical skills. Instruction will be given on how to prepare a professional portfolio and publicly display photographic and media work.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-734 Business Practices in Photography

3 credits


This course provides students with a detailed range of basic business skills specific to planning, establishing and maintaining a photography business. Topics include marketing, business plan development, legal issues of business start-up, financing, accounting and invoicing/billing procedures as applied to photography.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-736 Client Project

3 credits


This course provides students with the opportunity to successfully plan and execute photography and media projects as required for a client.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

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FIN-737 Digital Imaging I

3 credits


This course will cover the manipulation and enhancement of photographic images using industry standard image processing software and plug-ins. Digital file formats, capture, importing and cataloguing will also be covered.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-738 Digital Imaging II

3 credits


This course will build on technical skills introduced in Digital Imaging I. Students will expand their knowledge of software tools used to create professional grade images. Students will also set up a Digital Asset Management System including backup strategies.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable

FIN-739 Videography & Multimedia

3 credits


This course will introduce students to techniques of capturing and editing professional quality digital camera video and audio. Interviewing techniques with a focus on storytelling will be included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Professional Photography Program

For more information visit our timetable