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Professional Photography Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with Langara about the learning method.

  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Vancouver

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $11,900 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $7100 Year 1
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Langara's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting 11 months before the intended program start date. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $40

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old by the first day of classes)

2. English

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • English First Peoples 12 (C) or equivalent
  • Literary Studies 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) (score of 4)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition (score of 3)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition (score of 3)
  • Language Proficiency Index Test (level 4 with essay of 24)
  • Langara English Test (level 2)
  • Language English for Academic Purposes (level 8)
  • TOEFL (internet-based total score of 80, with at least 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, 20 in Writing)
  • TOEFL (paper-based total score of 550, with 4.0 on essay)
  • IELTS (6.5 overall)
  • Duolingo English Test (score of 110)
  • Canadian Academic Language assessment test (CAEL) (60 overall)
  • A transferable university-level English course
  • A transferable university-level Communications course
  • Vancouver Community College (VCC) English 099

Non-Academic

  • At the interview, you must demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, as well as complete a multiple-choice entrance exam based on advanced amateur theory and Math skills. - See more at: http://www.educationplannerbc.ca/program/view/Langara/30807#sthash.G17aBhYy.dpuf
    A successful interview with a program faculty member, at which you will need to demonstrate ability to communicate effectively verbally, visually, and in writing. You will also need to demonstrate the depth of your photographic knowledge by completing an assessment and presenting a portfolio of relevant.
     
Admission Advice  


1. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called prerequisites) which are listed within Langara College course description.  Once you are admitted into the Professional Photography Program, you will need to take the Langara English Test (LET). A score of 3 or higher in LET (or equivalent) is required for some of the academic courses in the program curriculum.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Langara's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

You must possess a level of English proficiency sufficient to support studies at Langara College.

If planning to enroll in a first-semester English or Communications courses or certain Biology, Economics or Philosophy courses you must normally take the Langara English Test (LET) or BC Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test before the semester you want to register. Students who have at least at 80% average in BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 (or equivalent) are exempt from this requirement. Course prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions which can be found in Program & Courses

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

A. Regular Academic Admission - must be met with one of the following:

  • successful completion of a BC high school or equivalent
  • be at least 19 years of age by the first day of the first semester of attendance
  • successful completion of an ABE (Adult Basic Education) or GED (General Educational Development) program

B. English Language Proficiency - You must possess a level of English proficiency sufficient to support studies at Langara College.
If planning to enroll in a first-semester English or Communications courses or certain Biology, Economics or Philosophy courses you must normally take the Langara English Test (LET) or BC Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test before the semester you want to register. Students who have at least at 80% average in BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 (or equivalent) are exempt from this requirement. Course prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions which can be found in Program & Courses

 

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Admission to Langara requires you to meet the following requirements:

  • Academic Requirements*
  • Specific Program Admission Requirements (detailed separately in Education Planner)

Footnote: The academic requirements can be met in one of the following ways:

  • successful completion of a BC Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • successful completion of an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program;
  • be at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes.

Out-of-Province

Admission to Langara requires you to meet the following requirements:

  • Academic Requirements*
  • Specific Program Admission Requirements (detailed separately in Education Planner)

Footnote: The academic requirements can be met in one of the following ways:

  • successful completion of a BC Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • successful completion of an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program;
  • be at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes.

BC Transfer Student

On request, up to 60% of Langara College diploma, certificate, and associate degree program requirements may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. These credits must normally be completed within the first 60% of your program.

To request transfer credit, you must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available from the Registrar's Office or on Langara's website), an official transcript from the transferring institution, and the appropriate fees.

The deadline for transfer credit to meet program prerequisites* is two months before the semester begins; the deadline for transfer credit to meet graduation requirements is the end of February each year.

Footnote (*): You may also go to the appropriate department for a "pre-requisite override" to meet the prerequisite requirements for your desired program.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

On request, up to 60% of Langara College diploma, certificate, and associate degree program requirements may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. These credits must normally be completed within the first 60% of your program.

To request transfer credit, you must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available from the Registrar's Office or on Langara's website), an official transcript from the transferring institution, and the appropriate fees.

The deadline for transfer credit to meet program prerequisites* is two months before the semester begins; the deadline for transfer credit to meet graduation requirements is the end of February each year.

Footnote (*): You may also go to the appropriate department for a "pre-requisite override" to meet the prerequisite requirements for your desired program.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes, you are considered a mature student. This status enables you to meet Langara's academic admission requirements. In addition, you must also meet the college's Language Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: program-specific admission requirements for Langara's programs are detailed separately in each program profile in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database.

International Student

For complete details on International Student Admission, please check here.

 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Conditional Admission

Students currently in Grade 12 who are missing only one course for Grade 12 graduation may appeal for admission to Langara. To be considered for conditional admission, you must:

  • be currently enrolled in the missing course, maintaining at least a 60% average;
  • complete and submit an "Application for Admission form" and an "Appeal for Admission and Re-admission form", both available from the Registrar's Office;
  • submit the BC secondary school transcript (either paper or electronic).

Secondary/Post-Secondary Concurrent Studies

BC Secondary students entering or currently in Grade 12 who have demonstrated academic excellence may apply for limited admission to university transfer or open career courses while attending secondary school.

Enrolment is limited to three credits each semester. Admission is approved on a semester by semester basis until you have met Grade 12 graduation requirements or turn 19 years old.

To apply under this category you must submit:

  • an application for admission, co-signed by a parent or legal guardian;
  • a letter of support from your secondary school principal;
  • an official transcript of your Grade 11 year; and
  • a copy of any interim transcripts of your Grade 12 year (if available).

Appeals for admission and re-admission are accepted at the Registrar's Office up to one week before the first day of classes.

Final Note: Successful registration also depends on you having the required prerequisites for your intended courses or program.

How to Apply

For detailed information on applying, please check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

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