Fine Arts Media and Design:

Digital Photography

Sheridan Certificate

For those who love to capture moments to up-and-coming professional photographers, if you're passionate about photography, you've found your home. Sheridan's Digital Photography Certificate program will allow you to develop your skills with a wide range of courses that appeal to every level of photography - from novice to intermediate. 

Your world captured with your unique lens. Enrol today. 

These courses are part of the Digital Photography Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete four (4) Courses

Digital Image Processing (Lightroom and Photoshop)
Course Code:
VDES70035
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Photography, Advanced Digital
Course Code:
VDES70030
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Photography, Basic Digital
Course Code:
VDES70006
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Photography, Intermediate Digital
Course Code:
VDES70029
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Elective Course(s)

Successfully Complete Five (5) of the Following Courses

Family and Small Events Photography
Course Code:
VDES70037
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Fashion Photography
Course Code:
VDES70036
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Photography, Theory and History
Course Code:
VDES70009
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Photojournalism, Introduction
Course Code:
VDES70034
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Portraiture
Course Code:
VDES70013
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Small Photography Business
Course Code:
VDES70014
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Small Product Photography
Course Code:
VDES70031
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Wedding Photography, Introduction
Course Code:
VDES70015
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Related Course(s)

You may be interested in other courses in this field

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Course Code:
APPL78014
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Adobe Photoshop Intermediate
Course Code:
APPL78018
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Digital Black and White Photography Workshop
Course Code:
VDES78005
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Flash Photography Workshop
Course Code:
VDES78006
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

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Program Delivery

This is a part-time program and is delivered via online (asynchronous) and virtual (synchronous) classroom. 

Program Description

Whether you love capturing snapshots of life, or if you're looking to pursue a career in photography, Sheridan's Digital Photography Certificate program allows you to better capture your world through the lens of your camera. Our curriculum boasts courses in relevant and popular areas of photography, including areas of interest specific to portraiture, weddings, corporate, small event, fashion and family photography. The combination of hands-on experience and techniques gives any up-and-coming photographer the skills they need to translate their skills into real world experience.

From beginners to more enthusiastic shutterbugs, learn how to blend your passion and technical skills into a lucrative and sustainable career. Discover your niche and dedicate yourself to an area of photography that captures you.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Produce quality photos using natural and studio light 
  • Operate the different functions of a DSLR or mirrorless camera 
  • Distinguish qualities of light sources and apply them in an effective and controlled manner
  • Implement asset management using Lightroom
  • Exploit Adobe Photoshop's tools and post processing capabilities effectively
  • Utilize digital photography equipment 
  • and more! 

Learn how to capture your perspective of the world in a camera click. Enrol today. 

Recommended Program Pathway

The recommended program pathway is as follows: 

It is highly recommended that your final course in your certificate be VDES70030 Advanced Digital Photography. The program is built for students to develop their fundamental skills in Photography including relevant software and applications, before building into more advanced and exclusive photography skills. Further, this course will help students establish their personal style, creative expression, and portfolio building capabilities. 

Material Requirement(s)

Students are required to bring their own DSLR or mirrorless camera. While we are conducting virtual classes, it is required for students to have access to speed lights and / or flash rings. 

Adobe Program & Course Requirements 

As of Fall 2019, our Adobe registration requirements will be changing. Upon registration, students will need to register with Adobe and download a license linked to their Sheridan username. A license can be downloaded by visiting https://getadobe.sheridancollege.ca/. For on-campus classes, upon the start date of the course, students will only be able to participate in the MAC lab portion of this course if they've downloaded the appropriate license and logged in with their username and password. You will not be able to access the MAC labs without this information. For virtual classes, students will need to sign up for the license prior to the class start date. For information regarding the downloading of licenses, please contact our IT department at (905) 845-9430 ext. 2150 prior to the start date of your class. 

On-Campus Experience 

When on-campus, students can expect instruction in a classroom, photography studio, MAC lab, and more.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Opportunity Centre at caps@sheridancollege.ca or 905-845-9430 option 3.

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