Number of credits

91 2/3

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1365 Hours


Program approved in 2007.

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.

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)

Job titles


Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
048ZTo analyze the occupation of photographer
0491To use software commonly used in the field of photography
0492To photograph on location and in the studio
0493To process silver-based photographic materials
0494To critique works of visual art
0495To develop creativity
0496To use image processing software
0497To establish professional relationships in photography
0498To manage colours using a computer system
0499To design and prepare teh lighting for photographs
049ATo assess the photographic potential of social phenomena
049BTo photograph social events and portraits
049CTo take documentary and news photographs
049DTo manage photographic documents
049ETo create the decor for photographs
049FTo design a set-up for photographs
049GTo take commercial, industrial and promotional photographs
049HTo manage and promote their career
049JTo take art or self-assigned photographs
049KTo carry out tasks related to setting up and managing a photography business