Digital Photography
Diploma | Digital Photography

Compelling imagery carries much of the emotional power in today’s visual media, both print and electronic. This imagery is most commonly photographic. Students in the Digital Photography diploma program must be creative, imaginative, and attentive to detail as they prepare to seek entry-level employment in the field upon graduation. While building an awareness of significance in visual style, students have the opportunity to develop core values based in professional standards and practices and a skill set with a solid technical and design foundation.

One day, you picked up a camera. And you’ve never put it down. You were captured by the magic of telling stories with pictures. There’s a market for people who constantly find innovative ways to fill the world with their ideas, impressions, and insights. And Digital Photography can help you make a positive impression when you’re ready to match your talents against the competition. From the very start, we’ll guide your development, both creatively and technically. You’ll work with technology similar to what professionals use—it’s a step-by-step process that’s all about preparing you for a future when you can do what you love. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty* who are focused on your success.

* Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

** This program is delivered by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc., PTIB Designated Institution ID-00045 and located at 2665 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC, V5M 0A7. LaSalle College and the LaSalle College logo are trademarks of LaSalle International Inc. and used under licence by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc.

Meet our experienced professors

William "Bill" Dow, program coordinator for LCV's Audio & Film school.

Discover what our alumni are doing today

Randy Yuen, graduate of LCV's Audio & Film school.

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This program consists of 60 credits over 4 quarters.

Students have the opportunity to explore the principles of photographic design and the significance of visual style in the commercial sector; study the application of professional cameras, lenses, and related processes as they apply to commercial uses such as editorial or advertising photography; and to learn to use contemporary photographic imaging equipment and software in industry related facilities.

Students graduate from the Digital Photography program with the training and portfolio required to pursue entry-level positions such as photographic technician, photographer’s assistant, digital imaging artist, product or still-life photographer, news-source editorial photographer, or photo re-touch professional. 

They may work in studios, advertising agencies, publishing houses, photo labs or production companies, newspapers and magazines, or as freelancers.


  • Colour Theory
  • Digital Imaging
  • Introduction to Digital Film Editing
  • Digital Film Editing
  • Principles of Photography
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Applications
  • Digital Image Management
  • Photojournalism
  • Photographic Design
  • Lighting
  • History of Photography 1
  • View Camera Theory
  • Colour Management & Printing
  • Studio Photography
  • Photographic Post-Production
  • Business of Photography
  • Portfolio I
  • Advanced Photographic Post-Production
  • Marketing for Photographers
  • Web Site Development I