Photo studio

In Photography, you will:

  • Learn the exciting range of photographic technologies including digital photography and enhancement, videography, printing and historical processes.
  • Experience traditional analogue photography and hands-on history in our spacious, state-of-the-art darkroom.
  • Harness natural and artificial lighting, image manipulation and industrystandard software to create skillful imagery.
  • Build the foundations for truly creative and individual imagery through exploration, experimentation and technical development.
  • Graduate prepared for a career in photography with the use of fully-equipped studios and a curriculum that combines hands-on skill with entrepreneurship.


2 Years | 6 Semesters | September-June

Interested in finding out more?

Contact the Registrar’s Office, toll free at 1-877-400-1107 or

Curriculum Guide
Areas of Study
    • Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera for Still Images and Video
    • Natural and Artificial Lighting in the Studio and On-Location
    • Digital Post Production: Workflow, Image Enhancement, Manipulation and Printing
    • Creative Processes for Photography
    • Professional/Artistic Portfolios for Photographers
    • Film, Darkroom Techniques and Alternative Processes
    • Photographic History
Tech Requirements


Students must have a:

  • Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera that is at least 18 Megapixel, and has the ability to shoot video, additionally they should have a tripod for photography/videography
  • On-camera flash compatible with your camera brand and model
  • Apple Laptop computer (1-3 years old), this includes either a MacBook Pro, Macbook or Macbook Air
  • Two external hard drives to back-up their work (4 TB recommended)

Students using mirrorless cameras may have compatibility issues with some flash and studio equipment.


Students must subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud PHOTOGRAPHY bundle containing Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, which is a cloud-based system, that costs approx. $9.99US monthly or $119US for a year. It can be purchased direct from Adobe ( or available as a pre-paid card from some vendors like Staples.

The Microsoft Office Suite (or similar software) will provide a word processor for written assignments, as well as spreadsheet and presentation software.

As the program progresses, students may choose to purchase other software after they have had a chance to try it in class.

Career Possibilities
  • Business Owner/Entrepreneur
  • Commercial Photographer/Videographer
  • Freelance Photographer/Videographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Online Content Developer
Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An official transcript of marks indicating Certificate – Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD OR
    • An official transcript of marks indicating at least 1 year post-secondary education
    • OR equivalent experience (2)
  • Portfolio Submission
  • Interview

(1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

(2) Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

Portfolio Requirements

Direct Entry Portfolio Requirements

To ensure that you are well-prepared to bypass the Foundation Visual Arts Program (FVA) and enter directly into an NBCCD Diploma Program, we need to assess your abilities and knowledge of the foundations of visual art. Please read Direct Entry Requirements for full instructions.

All exercises must be original and created within the last 6 months. Your examples must be presented digitally and saved in either JPEG or PDF format at 150 dpi on a USB memory stick. Please be sure to carefully label your jump drive with your name and contact information. If you would like your memory stick to be returned, please provide a self-addressed envelope.

You may instead choose to submit your portfolio digitally by attaching your files to an email. Please do not send your files through Google Drive or any other file sharing program. If your submission size exceeds 9mb, please split your portfolio into multiple emails, all containing your name and contact information.

Please mail or drop off your jump drive or submit files electronically to:

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1


  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three Observational Drawings
  • Three 2D Design Exercises
  • Two 3D Design Exercises
  • Three Colour Theory Exercises
  • Compare & Contrast Essay
  • Image List


Apply Now

Apply Here: Canadian Students

Apply Here: International Students

Go to the Admission Requirements to learn more. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.


Cody Cassie, Assistant Photography Manager, Beyond the Rack, Diploma in Photography, 2008

Jan 22

Deadline for Course Changes

Feb 5

Craft East Buyers' Expo

Feb 15

Family Day (College Closed)

Feb 26

Deadline for Program/Course Withdrawals without Academic Penalty

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