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Our grads have won national and international awards, launched successful careers as free-lance photographers, photojournalists, archivists, artists, staff photographers and much more. Willis College’s Professional Photography Diploma Program (formerly known as PrairieView School of Photography) is one of the most comprehensive photo courses in Canada. We teach the art, science and business of photography in a state-of-the-art learning centre where discovery and creativity are celebrated. Upon completion of the program, our graduates will have perfected their ability to think critically and to see the world as an image-maker. They will have the technical skills and creativity necessary to consistently create compelling photographs and meaningful portraits. They will have built a professional photography portfolio and they will have launched their own website. They will have all the tools necessary to launch their career in the photographic industry.
The Professional Photography diploma program provides you with a well-rounded exposure to the professional world of photography environment through hands-on training, assignments and feedback. Our photography training helps you develop practical skills appropriate for a wide range of photography careers. With hands-on training with our program, you are job-ready the moment you graduate. Our diploma program contains courses on framing and subject placement, creating mood and meaning, motion imaging, branding, websites, social media marketing and more.
If you are interested in pursuing a professional photography career and want to join the workforce with experience within a year, the Professional Photography program from Willis College could be perfect for you.
This program is an excellent fit for:
Total program length is 33 weeks
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Successful graduates of this program may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:
Average Wage ($/hr) – $27.00
High Wage ($/hr) – $38.70
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 5221, 5222
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Online learning is broken. The traditional online learning model of sending a student their learning materials and expecting them to complete things alone each week doesn’t work. Students feel alone, not sure if they are doing things right, constantly feel the pressure of feeling behind in their work, and the goal of graduating and finding a career seems far off in the distance. To fix this problem, we have taken an entirely different approach to how online learning is done. Willis College Online is bringing the benefits of learning on-campus right into your home.
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To be eligible for the Professional Photography Diploma program you must have successfully completed grade 12 (through secondary school or GED) and be fluent in English, both oral and written. If you have a genuine interest in photography and are eager to reach your full potential as an image-maker, we will be more than happy to help you reach your goals. Your application must include an original transcript from the last full-time school you attended as well as ten recent, assorted images. You may bring your transcript with you to your interview. Images should be sent via email to info@ williscollege.com prior to your interview.
“I left Willis College with a new-found confidence and a full-time job with a reputable company. I feel like there are endless opportunities for me now and I have a bright future ahead of me with a challenging and rewarding career. Willis College was one of the best decisions of my life.” Laura Willey Willis College