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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Honours Bachelor of Photography

Master the practice of professional photography.

Degree Completion

Faculty: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Program Code: PBAPP

Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

Designation: Honours Bachelor's Degree

Campus: Trafalgar Road

Start Date: September

Program Information

The Honours Bachelor of Photography – Degree Completion program is designed for graduates of qualifying two-year Ontario photography diploma programs who are looking to further their education and develop the additional skills and knowledge required to graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Photography.

The Degree Completion program consists of 6 academic semesters, and a 14-week industry work placement (not required for students with documented, equivalent industry experience). Degree Completion students will be required to take 105 credits to complete the degree.

Admission Requirements

Completion of an Ontario College Diploma in:

  • Digital Photography and Imaging (MTCU Code 51830) or
  • Photography (MTCU Code 51831)
  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Photography (MTCU Code 71831)

The individual must have completed the program no earlier than 2005 and graduated with a GPA of 2.4 or better.

There is no portfolio requirement for applicants to the Honours Bachelor of Photography – Degree Completion program.

Core Courses

CODE TITLE CREDITS
Semester 1:    
VDES 24995 Studio Practice 2: Specialized Lighting 3
VDES 18795 Moving Image 1 3
VDES 10229 Photography Basic Design 1 3
HIST 17545 History of Photography 3
VDES 13314 Conceptual Process 1: Photographic Expression 3
ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric (Mandatory Breadth Elective) 3
     
Semester 2:    
VDES 37933 Studio Practice 3: Product Illustration 3
VDES 27174 Moving Image 2 3
VDES 21254 Studio Portraiture 2: Professional Applications 3
VDES 29353 Photographic Language 3
HIST 24857 History of Advertising Photography 3
VDES 23314 Conceptual Process 2: Photographic Communication 3
     
Semester 3:    
VDES 32002 Studio Practice 4: Fashion
3
VDES 39187

Location Photography 1: Outdoors - Architecture and
Products on Location

3
VDES 33775 Documentary Photography 3
VDES 36084 Photographic Theory 3
COWT 10023 Co-Operative Education Internship Forum-Degrees 0
  Breadth Elective 3
     
Semester 4    
VDES 38956 Studio Practice 5: Product Advertising 3
VDES 36456 Location Photography 2: Interiors and Corporate Portraiture 3
TBA Advanced Practice Electives  3
BUSM 24198 Photography Professional Business Practices 1 3
  Breadth Elective 3
  Breadth Elective 3
     
Semester 5    
VDES 44444 Photographic Studies 1 3
VDES 34361 Photographic Narrative 1 3
TBA Electives - Master Classes - Emerging Trends 3
BUSM 33027 Photography Professional Business Practices 2 3
  Breadth Elective 3

Breadth Elective 3
     
Semester 6    
VDES 43431 Photographic Studies 2 3
VDES 41280 Photographic Narrative 2 3
VDES 40123 Photography Portfolio Project 6

Breadth Elective 3
  Breadth Elective 3

Work Placement

CODE                TITLE                                                                                      CREDITS
COWT 18888 Internship (Degree Programs) – 14 weeks 0

Note: This takes place between semesters 6 and 7.

Courses subject to change.