Digital Photography and Imaging Learn the business of photography. Master your PhotoShop skills. Award-wnning faculty. Highly regarded program.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

The 2-Year Digital Photography and Imaging program provides students with both the technical and visual communication skills required for a variety of careers related to photography and imaging. The three main areas that the program focuses on are digital capture, imaging technologies, and entrepreneurial skills. Students use industry standard hardware and software to capture and manipulate images in a way that demonstrates their skill and creativity. Students learn how to integrate digital imaging techniques with the fundamentals of photography in order to create images that communicate effectively and meet the needs of a client. Furthermore, students develop business and career development skills that are relevant to the digital photography and imaging industries.

Please note: Most of this program is delivered in the downtown Barrie location (56 Bayfield St.) with Student Services offered at the main campus.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communications course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Art and Design Fundamentals and General Arts and Science
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Digital Photography & Imaging articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • PHOT1000 Photo 1-Camera Techniques
  • PHOT1001 Visual Concepts
  • PHOT1002 Photo 2 - Lighting Techniques
  • PHOT1003 Trends/Issues In Photography
  • PHOT2001 Photography 3: Creative Lighting
  • PHOT2002 Portfolio Development 1: Digital Photography and Imaging
  • PHOT2004 Aesthetics and Criticism
  • PHOT2005 Portfolio Development 2: Digital Photography
  • PHOT2006 Photography 4: Professional Lighting Practice
  • PHOT1008 Imaging 1 - Fundamentals
  • PHOT1009 Imaging 2 - Retouching Techniques
  • PHOT2009 Imaging 3 - Compositing
  • PHOT2010 Imaging 4 - Advanced Image Creation
  • PHOT1010 Introduction to Studio
  • PHOT1011 History of Photography
  • PHOT1012 Multimedia
  • PHOT1013 Creative Techniques
  • PHOT2011 Photographic Self-Promotion
  • PHOT2012 Photographic Business Practices

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list