Image Arts (with specializations in Film Studies or Photography Studies)

Image Arts (with specializations in Film Studies, New Media, or Photography Studies)


From polished commercial artists to creators of visceral independent art, the field of image arts draws a vibrant mix of students who want to create and work with different media to tell stories and express ideas. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education has designed the professional industry-based Certificate in Image Arts for students interested in pursuing or advancing their careers in the industries of film, photography, communications, and culture. Certificate graduates will be prepared for both creative and managerial positions in these industries. They will also be prepared for creative undertakings ranging from the highly commercial to the artistic and experimental.

Our Program

Balancing theory with practice, our portfolio of hands-on courses provides students with the necessary fundamentals to move on to advanced study in a variety of media-related academic and artistic disciplines. The university-level credit courses that make up the certificate curriculum are designed to provide a general background in design, art history, and cultural studies, along with a professional specialization in one of two areas: Film Studies or Photography Studies.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Image Arts may make a student eligible to apply for admission to the second year of the related Image Arts degree program in Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, subject to space availability and competition. These students will also be required to take the appropriate Liberal Studies courses. Students interested in entering the degree program should contact an Image Arts Academic Coordinator before enrolling in any courses.

How Can a Certificate Benefit You?

Completion of our Certificate in Image Arts adds value to you! Here are some great reasons to pursue your certificate:

  • Build a comprehensive base of practical, real-world knowledge and skills.
  • Earn a well-respected credential that carries significant weight in this industry.
  • Develop professional connections through your fellow students, expert instructors, and other industry specialists.
  • Make your education a priority, complete a full program of study, and enjoy the reward of achieving a milestone goal.

Register now! Visit the Certificate in Image Arts for more information.

Equipment/Facilities Use
Please note that use of equipment and facilities outside of class time will not be provided. Extra time may be purchased.