Creative Photography - Still and Motion - 277

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Develop essential photographic skills in still and video through lectures, shoots and critiques to work in this quickly evolving industry.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Learn to develop camera skills in both still photography and video, and will produce creative and innovative photographic presentations using traditional and electronic formats.
  • Learn from industry professionals
  • Experience hands-on techniques in multiple photographic scenarios
  • Develop professional camera skills in both still and video
  • Operate industry standard equipment in the studio and on location
  • Train your eye to critique photographic images in both still and video
  • Explore editing techniques of photographic content in both still and video, using the latest digital software
  • Establish connections with photographic companies
  • Examine photographic ethics and issues and how they apply to the industry and the business of photography
  • Prepare a portfolio as well as a business plan to build your photographic brand
  • Benefit from real world field placement experience

Virtual Tour

Mohawk College Open House Photo Shoot - November 2016 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

 

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

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Domestic Canadian Students
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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

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Philippines: 180011102544

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $45.20 $45.20
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,266.71 $2,203.61
Total 1st Year Fees $4,470.32

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $45.20 $45.20
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00

Total International Charges Per Semester

$7,838.17 $7,763.17
Total 1st Year Fees $15,601.34

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • A Creative Photography - Still and Motion Program Portfolio Submission.
  • Students are required to purchase a DSLR camera with HD video, external hard drive and a laptop computer with software for use in the program. Accepted applicants will be notified of details regarding hardware and software purchases.
  • Students will be required to pay a digital fee
  • For laptop and software requirements, visit Equipment Requirements under Additional Information

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Still and Motion Program Portfolio Submission

Portfolio submission instructions will be sent to applicants shortly after Mohawk receive your application from Ontario Colleges

Instructions:

  • Submit 5 photos that best demonstrate your skill and style
  • Each photo must be either 8" x 10" or 10" x 8"
  • It is strongly recommended that a good quality scanner is used to produce digital files from prints if no existing digital version is available
  • When deciding which samples to select, it is recommended to submit a variety of creative images showcasing your photographic ability and technique with respect to exposure, composition and camera control - consistency is key.

The quality of your submission will greatly impact the portfolio review and acceptance process.

Students may choose to submit their portfolio in one of the following three ways:

  1. Using the online portfolio submission form
  2. In-person drop off to Casandra at this location:
    Casandra Saiciuc
    135 Fennell Ave West
    Hamilton, ON L9C 1E9
    Admissions
    Student Services - The Square
    Email: casandra.saiciuc [at] mohawkcollege.ca
    Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 2714
  3. By mail to the following address:
    Mohawk College
    Casandra Saiciuc
    Admissions
    135 Fennell Ave West
    Hamilton, ON L9C 1E9

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Academic Opportunities

Pathways and Credit Transfer

View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

  • Commercial, Corporate and Freelance
  • Still and video production – corporate and commercial videos, promo videos, short length, documentaries, wedding and music videos
  • Photography Industry – creative, conceptual, fine art, editorial, fashion, portrait, commercial, product, still editing, video editing, wedding, sports, travel, album cover, band, musician and artist promotional, art direction, representative, shoot production and DSLR video production
  • Online Content – Commercial advertising, still & motion productions, interactive images

Occupational Categories:

  • Creative and technical professionals who produce content for still and video, online, corporate, commercial, agencies, galleries and interactive display

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Required Equipment and Software

Photo Equipment

DSLR Camera with full manual control

  • Still & Video capabilities
  • Effective pixels – Minimum 18 megapixels
  • Video Resolution – Minimum 1920x1080 FULL HD
  • Video Frame Rates – 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976)
  • External Flash with automatic & full manual control
  • Tripod

Approximate Cost = $1,500 and up

Mandatory Laptop Requirement

If you already own an Apple laptop that meets the minimum standard of running the required software, a new purchase will not be required.

MacBook Pro

  • 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 -i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Plus an external 1TB portable hard drive.

Approx. Cost = $1979 and up

Mohawk College has a partnership with Apple Canada. During the late spring/early summer, once Apple releases their fall products, we will be advising students which MacBook Pro is recommended to purchase on Mohawk's Custom Apple store.

How to Access Our Custom Online Store: Log into your MyMohawk account with your MohawkID and password at MyMohawk. Click on the Technology Solutions tab and navigate to the Computer Store.

Software

Adobe Creative Suite

  • Specifically Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This involves a monthly subscription with Adobe

Approximate Cost = $ 22 per month

Mohawk College makes every effort to keep all our educational costs to a minimum, these costs are subject to change. Additional costs may apply.

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2018
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"The Creative Photography - Still and Motion program at Mohawk College was ultimately life changing for me. The knowledge and guidance provided by the outstanding instructors had me actively working in the photography industry well before graduating, and I couldn't have asked for anything more. I truly cannot express how highly I recommend this program to future students looking to take their journey in photography to the next level!"

Lauren Valvasori - Creative Photography - Still and Motion Graduate

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"The courses offered at Mohawk are designed to take people who have limited to average understanding of photography and equip them to enter the work force as professionals. You can actually be working in the industry even before you graduate! Overall my time here at Mohawk has been amazing!"

Deanna Burns - Creative Photography - Still and Motion Graduate

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"Attending Mohawk College's Creative Photography - Still and Motion program was one of the best experiences of my life. For the first time in my life, I loved school. Anyone that has a passion for photography will thrive in this exceptional program."

Emily Deppe - Creative Photography - Still and Motion Graduate

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"Returning to school as a mature student was a daunting idea for me. I had been in a career for 20+ years and decided a change was in order. The Creative Photography - Still and Motion program at Mohawk College was the perfect choice."

Mary Ellen Robb - Creative Photography - Still and Motion Graduate

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"The Creative Photography - Still and Motion program is brilliantly planned and executed by amazing professionals who not only teach, they DO as well. The professors all come with ridiculous credentials and have delivered beautifully their individual styles and methods to ensure sustainability in the industry."

Connie Taylor - Creative Photography - Still and Motion Graduate