Professional Photography Program

Capture Your Dreams. Launch a Career in Photography!

Program Length:

30 weeks

Total Credits:


  • MB Diploma

    Program Hours:


    Cost per Credit:


    Online Learning:


    Upcoming Start Dates

    September 25, 2023
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    Capture Your Dreams. Launch a Career in Photography!

    Launch an exciting and creative career in Photography!

    Our grads have won national and international awards and launched successful careers as freelance 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 center where discovery and creativity are celebrated.

    We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Classes start in the fall in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Space is limited, register today!

    This program is an excellent fit for:

    • Someone who is looking for a flexible career.
    • A person who is creative and sees the world in a unique way.
    • Someone who is looking to add a new skill set to their resume (great for designers, marketing professionals, or creatives in general).

    Why choose the Professional Photography Program program?

    • Learn from industry leading photography instructors.
    • Excellent opportunities to find a job in the industry or follow your entrepreneurial dreams!
    • Lifetime career services!

    Save time & money

    • Finish most programs and become job-ready in less than a year!
    • Get the skills you need to get hired with programs that cut the extras and give you the skills you need to get hired.
    • With career support for life with Willis College, our experts will help find you employment no matter how long ago you graduated
    • You don't need three to four years of school to enter the workforce with the skills to start a great paying career!

    Exceptional flexibility

    • Learn online with instructor-led programs that will prepare you for the career of your dreams.
    • On-Campus program availability is also an option for select programs in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Arnprior.
    • Start school NOW with most program intakes happening every six weeks (no need to wait!)
    • No waiting lists, even in our most-popular programs. We'll get you the job training you need to start your career ASAP.

    Career-relevant education

    • Our programs are programs aligned with real-world, in-demand occupations. We wil get you job-ready!
    • Most Willis College programs include practicum experience so you can hit the job search running with a great education AND experience.
    • Willis College has 150 years of skills training excellence.
    • We have real relationships with employers who are waiting to hire qualified Willis College graduates!

    Job Market

    Successful graduates of this program may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:

    • Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer
    • Commercial Photographer (architectural, product, food, real estate)
    • Travel Photographer
    • Photojournalist
    • Stock Photographer
    • Sports Photographer
    • Nature/Wildlife Photographer
    • Fashion Photographer
    • Fine Art Photographer
    • Scientific Photographer

    Salary Information

    Average Wage ($/hr) – $27.00
    High Wage ($/hr) – $38.70
    National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 5221, 5222

    What Our Graduates Are Saying

    My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College.
    Sharon Schwartz
    Willis College Program