|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Oakville|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years, including 4 months internship|
|Tuition fee||CA$26,304 per year
The fee is for the 2023–2024 academic year and includes tuition (CA$22,354), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
A relevant portfolio is required.
The following is for information purposes only and serves to inform applicants of the possible components to be included in a portfolio submission. Portfolio requirements are subject to change from year to year. Do not submit any portfolio materials unless specifically instructed to do so, after applying to the program. Once you have applied to this program, specific portfolio instructions and submission details will be provided to you in your Sheridan Student Account.
After applying to the program, applicants will be required to submit a portfolio and Letter of Intent, and register online for a portfolio assessment. Applicants will receive registration and submission instructions.
Please do not submit any portfolio materials unless specifically requested to do so after applying to the program.
1. 10 -12 pieces of your strongest photographic work to date that demonstrate your engagement with photography as a form of personal expression. Image sequencing is an important factor in the evaluation of your submission.
Letter of Intent:
Submit a Letter of Intent detailing your photographic experience so far, your goals as a photographer, and how choosing Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Photography program would help you attain those goals.
Your Portfolio and Letter of Intent will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Learn more about the Portfolio Requirements.
Sheridan offers the only business-focused professional photography degree program in Canada, and one of the best in North America.
An industry-focused professional photography program
With its entrepreneurial focus, this program prepares you for a dynamic professional photography career in communications. You’ll create conceptually and visually compelling still and moving images, and explore photography’s potential in existing and emerging fields. Through your studies and a hands-on internship, you’ll be prepared for work in the expanding world of image-based storytelling.
Work with the latest photography technologies
Our equipment and facilities are unmatched in Canada, and among the best in the world. Our studios are outfitted with state-of-the-art DSLR, medium format digital and video cameras. Students also work with advanced strobe and LED studio/location lighting. Sheridan’s labs have advanced displays and printers, the full Adobe Creative Cloud software suite and Capture One Pro software.
Benefit from Sheridan’s outstanding industry reputation
For over 50 years, Sheridan’s Bachelor of Photography has maintained an outstanding reputation and close relationship with the industry. This translates into meaningful internship positions and opportunities for graduates. These relationships also yield regular guest lectures and portfolio reviews, as well as judging and curatorial involvement in our graduate exhibitions.
Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Photography program provides many opportunities for you to immerse yourself in image-based communications and creative visual problem-solving. Through hands-on project work you will learn to manage problems and issues; research, collect and evaluate ideas; synthesize and express concepts and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
Throughout the program, you’ll study the following areas:
- Product advertising in the studio and on location
- Portraiture, fashion and food photography
- Editorial and documentary photography
- Architectural and industrial photography
- Emerging photographic applications
- Visual storytelling with still and moving images
- Histories and theories of photography
- Business of photography, including social media, branding and marketing
This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May-August) between the 3rd and 4th years.
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Graduates of Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Photography program begin their photography careers as assistants or freelance photographers, and then work their way into full-time employment or operate their own studios.
Sample employment areas
- Advertising photography
- Corporate photography
- Fashion and editorial photography
- Image bank photo editing
- Industrial and architectural photography
- Magazine photo editing
- Public relations and event photography