Photograph by Katy Lopez (from the series Refugees)

Photograph by SPAO Diploma Student: Christian Villemaire

Photograph by SPAO Diploma Student: Christian Villemaire

diploma program

Now accepting applications for the SPAO Diploma Program

SPAO’s two-year diploma program Photographic Arts and Production offers a unique opportunity to cultivate individual vision and craft, acquire comprehensive analogue and digital photography skills, and develop a broad understanding of photographic theory and history.

The only program of its kind in Canada, SPAO's Photographic Arts and Production offers students an intensive, community-oriented and collaborative learning experience. Educated and evaluated in large part through their performance, students develop and present portfolios and signature pieces and present these works in the school's exhibition spaces. Teaching and learning take place in a workshop environment designed to support the school’s motto: Vision, Content, Craft.










School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa • 168 Dalhousie Street Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 7C4 (613) 562-3824