Prof Photography

Commercial Photography

A.E.C. Program NTA.1A
(840 hours) Full-time evening

Program scheduled to start: August 22, 2019

Information Sessions:
  • April 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm, room 3F.6
  • April 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm, room 4E.1
  • May 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm, room 4C.1

Application & Portfolio deadline: May 13, 2019

Late applicants (those applying after the deadline date) can late-apply online, but will only be considered if space permits.

Program Description

The Commercial Photography Program provides instruction in various aspects of professional photography including advertising and editorial illustration, portraiture, catalogue photography, architectural photography, fashion photography, industrial photography and digital imaging. In courses designed to cover both theory and practice, students learn to use small and large format cameras, tungsten and electronic flash for studio or location lighting, and computer imaging software for output and media applications.

Throughout the program, a mature and disciplined approach to commercial photography is emphasized and at the same time, students are encouraged to develop a personal creative vision of the world. There are two semesters per year. The ‘Winter Semester’ begins in January and the ‘Fall Semester’ begins in late August.


The goal of this program is to give graduating students the technical, visual and business skills to perform commercial tasks typically done by self-employed or staff photographers in a manner that meets industry and professional standards.


All dates are subject to change without notice.

For more information please contact the AEC Office in room 2H.1, (514) 933-3771.

Please consult the Continuing Education timetable for general rules concerning registration procedures and refund policies.

Last Modified: June 3, 2019