I always wanted to study abroad as I wanted to gain a different exposure. I did a lot of research about what college offers the best Photography and videography certification and that's when I got to know about Holland College. I immediately decided to apply and paid an application fee of $100.
The course is structured in a way where it provides us with a strong foundation in the field of digital imaging and videography and the best part about the course is that it helps us gain the relevant skills from the scratch. We are taught everything from photography basics to lighting, exposure, etc.
I always wanted to pursue photography and videography as I always got inspired by the pictures of nature and wildlife that I used to see on social media. In order to obtain admission at Holland college, I had submitted my resume along with my official marks transcripts of high school. Along with that, I also submitted my IELTS scores of 7 bands.
There are numerous opportunities that we have to post the completion of the course. Opportunities like content creators for social media, photography studios, portrait and wedding photography, editorial, commercial or industrial photography, digital lab technician, etc. For providing us with good opportunities and guidance, there is a career service center setup at our campus. WorkPEI.ca helps us connect with the employers.
The college celebrates all the festivals and holidays with a lot of enthusiasm. There are several sports events, diversity fairs, music concerts, etc that are organized for us throughout the year by the college. We also celebrate festivals like thanksgiving, easter, Canada day, Remembrance Day, etc.
The tuition that I had paid was $8000 (paid in two installments- one in Sept and one in Jan). I had also paid lab fees of $1200, a student union fee of $160, a health fee of $1160, a fitness center fee of $80, a graduation fee of $100. A total of $10,000 was paid by me.
The classes had small sizes which makes it an ideal classroom environment for us as the instructors ensure plenty of guidance to us one on one. The professors teach us all the relevant skills like video editing, mastering Photoshop, designing portfolios, creating visual content, etc.
I stay in the housing facility provided by the college. In order to avail of the housing facility, I had filled a form and paid $25 as an application fee. I had paid $8900 for one bedroom along with a damage deposit of $300. The books and supplies were $700 along with camera of $3000. The meals and dining charges that I paid were $500 per month.
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