Professional Development Certificate

Develop key skills, stay current and renew your portfolio. The Photography professional development certificate will help you learn the photography essentials of shooting, editing and processing. In this program, you will learn how to see with a photographer’s eye and capture the world around you, improve your personal style and photographic compositions through an awareness of the history of photography and gain an understanding of current day advances to the medium.

Skills include operating the camera in manual mode to best control the power and impact of your photographs, using the Adobe Lightroom software as your file management system and digital darkroom to prepare photographs for print and publishing to the web, and learning in-studio external flash photography techniques. You will be equipped to apply all of your newly acquired skills as an art or documentary photographer and create your very own unique photography portfolio.

If you are new to photography, we recommend taking the Digital Photography Basics course before Digital Photography Level I.

Instructional Hours

This certificate consists of 96 instructional hours.

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements for this program.


Course and/or material fees are listed with individual courses and do not include supplies unless otherwise indicated. Fees for non-credit courses and additional fees may be subject to GST.


Professional Development Certificate

Completion Requirements

Courses may be completed individually. Once you have successfully completed all of the required courses, you will receive a Professional Development Certificate.


If you have any questions about your enrolment, or if you would prefer not to enrol online, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

School of Continuing Education
phone: 780-497-4400
toll-free: 1-855-797-4400