Students will have the opportunity to develop a unique and individual photographic style, while showcasing industry expected skills that meet the needs of current and future clients. Students will develop business and career assets that are relevant to today’s professional photography and imaging industry.
Graduates will have both technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to run a successful business offering a variety of services such as: portraiture, photojournalism, weddings, public relations, commercial, retouching and manipulation, advertising, publication, fashion, tourism, sports, fine art, basic graphic design, and basic videography. Graduates will be employable as assistants, photo or digital retouchers for small studios, newspapers, web development companies, service bureaus, digital processing labs or establish their own businesses.
Tuition and Lab Fees:
Fees for all the programs are listed on page 3 of our Application Form.
... the teachers bring their own knowledge, passion and creativity into the classroom. The learning environment is nice, being right on the Victoria Harbour. I’ve been inspired by all of my teachers and I look forward to starting the second year.
Yes, I’ve had a wonderful year learning from all of the teachers and getting to know my class-mates.
Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the technical components of digital photography and studio lighting.
For students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the technical and professional components of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop pertaining to metadata, archiving, professional retouching and restoration.
Design & Presentation
Although art by its nature is an intuitive process, there are many techniques that are very useful to help you create and analyze your work and its individual merit. This course is designed to provide insights into Colour and the ‘Elements of Design’. With an understanding of these basic elements, students will be able to create an articulate analysis of theirs and other designers work—why do some things work and others do not!
For students to gain a comprehensive understanding of how everyday surroundings impact an image in regards to light, texture, material and composition.
Technology of Imaging
For students to gain a comprehensive understanding of how imaging equipment functions and will learn the biology behind the technology. Students will dissect imaging equipment for a greater knowledge of why imaging equipment works the way it does.
Issues & Trends
For students to gain a comprehensive understanding of current and past conflicts within the arts industry and how to overcome them Students will grasp the concept of why certain trends are used in the industry and what effect they display.
For students to gain a comprehensive understanding of composition, perspective, line, colour, texture and light and how they can be used to create various emotions.
Aesthetics & Criticism
For students to gain a comprehensive understanding photographs and art is critiqued in a variety of different mediums
Photographic Art History
For students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the history behind photographic art. The course provides students with an opportunity to create their own art with a digital camera and understand why it is considered art.
This class will cover video technologies and audio design as they apply to the worldwide web and interactive technologies. Subjects include video editing, audio design, motion graphics, video compression, web embedding, and optimization. For students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the video setting on DSLR cameras while utilizing past knowledge obtained in Visual Communications and Photographic Techniques courses.
Develop an ability to analyze type, to discuss it using specialized vocabulary, to choose appropriate type treatments for design, and to acquire a sensitivity to the impact of effective type choices. Additionally this class will introduce Adobe Illustrator as a Type and Drawing tool. There is a strong technical start in Postscript Graphics using Adobe Illustrator. Students will gain a basic understanding of the structure and use of Adobe InDesign and its use as a publication tool. Students should be able to build, edit, and save documents that would successfully print commercially. We will also look at online publishing services.
To open the students to the concept of what is New. To get the students to expand their conceptual and technical skills into areas that are unfamiliar to them.
For students to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to run a fully successful photography business post graduation.
Raised in Victoria and trained at BCIT in Burnaby, Shaun has been a Videographer & Editor since 2006. His video career has ranged from music video productions to short films to video analysis with Rugby Canada. In addition to his interest in making films, he is also an admitted cinephile — plural noun: cinephiles — a person who is fond of motion pictures.
A Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria, Jonathan brings the artists eye for colour and form to all the classes he teaches. With over 20yrs as a graphic designer, instructor, and recently as Creative Director for a cloud software company responsible for Canada’s first online stock exchange – the NEO Exchange, Jonathan’s skills go from traditional hand made designs to online web pages and Apps. His life long interest in Photography as a story telling medium compliments his Fine Art and Commercial Art experiences. His wide breadth of experience together with his teaching enthusiasm makes him an asset to both students and faculty.
Camila completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at York University specializing in Photography. She has won various awards and been published in a number of publications. Camila has worked in the industry for over 12 years and taught Visual Arts and Photography programs for the City of Mississauga, Henry’s, Vistek and Canon Canada. She’s been involved in various photography projects and is the Manager of an on-going project called "The Birthday Book Project", a collaboration between 12 Canadian Photographers. As a freelance photographer she has extensive experience in organizing and running small and large scale events, workshops and international trips.