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Code 570.F0
SectorArts (04)
CUISEP code213-300.CP
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2007.
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 

Program objectives

The Photography program aims to properly train a photographer. Among their tasks, a photographer takes contracts from communication and design agencies, media, industries, companies, establishments, institutions and the general public. A photographer may also create personal and artistic projects. Photographers are often independantly employed. Their work consists of making portraits, photographing special events, commercial and industrial photos, advertisements, documentaries, and reports on art and authors. Most of the time, they work on evaluating the needs of their clientele and planning photo sessions as well as props, background and proper lighting. After processing their material, the final product is delivered to the client. Photographers often manage their own photo archives and assure that their work is produced.

Length of training

Specific (hours)Total (hours)
21302 790

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in section 2 of the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• No requirements

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Photographers (5221)

Job titles


Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
048Z To analyze the occupation of photographer
0491 To use software commonly used in the field of photography
0492 To photograph on location and in the studio
0493 To process silver-based photographic materials
0494 To critique works of visual art
0495 To develop creativity
0496 To use image processing software
0497 To establish professional relationships in photography
0498 To manage colours using a computer system
0499 To design and prepare teh lighting for photographs
049A To assess the photographic potential of social phenomena
049B To photograph social events and portraits
049C To take documentary and news photographs
049D To manage photographic documents
049E To create the decor for photographs
049F To design a set-up for photographs
049G To take commercial, industrial and promotional photographs
049H To manage and promote their career
049J To take art or self-assigned photographs
049K To carry out tasks related to setting up and managing a photography business
Number of contact hours allotted: 2130