Photography - Still and Motion - 378

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Work in this quickly evolving industry by developing essential skills in still photography and video through lectures, shoots and critiques.

Program Highlights

  • With a focus on both still and motion, you will be trained to meet the needs of the changing photography industry.
  • Develop a critical eye and become an effective content creator. 
  • Establish connections within the photography community.
  • Opportunities to submit work to award shows.

Portfolio Submission

When applying to the Photography - Still and Motion Program, please submit portfolio pieces by visiting our online form. Thank you.

Student Photography

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What you'll learn

  • Professional camera skills in both still and video.
  • How to produce creative and innovative photographic presentations using traditional and electronic formats.
  • Operate industry standard equipment in the studio and on location.
  • Latest editing techniques of photographic content in both still and video using the most up-to-date digital software.
  • Ethics and issues and how they apply to the industry and the business of photography.
  • Prepare a portfolio and a business plan.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

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The Collective

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The Collective, powered by SURGE, offers students a platform to showcase their talents and gain experience freelancing, while developing their portfolios before they enter the workforce. This platform showcases students from an assortment of program areas sparking an entrepreneurial mindset, preparing creative students for the future.

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Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Portfolio (see below for details)
  • 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

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Still and Motion Program Portfolio Submission

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


  • Submit 5 photos that best demonstrate your skill and style
  • 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 submit their portfolio in the following way:

  1. Using the online portfolio submission form

As the college remains closed, portfolios cannot be submitted via mail or in-person as Admissions would not have access to these submissions.

Tuition and Fees

2022 - 2023 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $846.45 $727.48
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $28.78 $28.78
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,229.27 $2,110.30
Total 1st Year Fees $4,339.57

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2022 - 2023 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,255.00 $8,255.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $28.78 $28.78
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,733.78 $8,658.78
Total 1st Year Fees $17,392.56

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

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

Apply for Awards:

By submitting a Financial Assistance Profile every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Career Opportunities


Your future career options

  • Photographer
  • Videographer

Where you could work includes:

  • 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 and motion productions and interactive images
  • Real Estate - Photo and video productions
  • Social Media - Commercial content creation

Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.


Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

  • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Griffith University - Bachelor of Photography

See ONTransfer for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

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)
  • Hot shoe with x sync. (trigger) contact



Mirrorless Camera with full manual control

  • Still & Video capabilities 
  • Effective pixels - Minimum 18 megapixels 
  • Video Resolution - Minimum 4K 
  • Video Frame Rates - 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976)
  • Hot shoe with x sync. (trigger) contact



  • External Flash with automatic & full manual control 
  • Tripod 

Approximate Cost = $1,900* 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 (MacBook Pro is recommended)

  • M2 Chip
  • 10 Core GPU


Approximate Cost equals $1800* 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.


Adobe Creative Cloud 

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

Approximate Cost = $ 22 USD* 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.

Program Coordinator

Scott Kenney

Scott Kenney

Program Coordinator, Creative Photography - Still and Motion

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Domestic Canadian Students

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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
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Phone: 1-905-575-2254

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

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Program Coordinator

Scott Kenney

Scott Kenney

Program Coordinator, Creative Photography - Still and Motion

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2023


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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