HNC Photography

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF Higher National

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF Higher National

  • Start date

    26 Aug 24

    26 Aug 24


What will I learn?

This course is a creative and practical course in Photography.

It is designed around several practical assignments, you will develop the advanced techniques and an understanding of the photographic industry. It will give you the opportunity to try different aspects/areas of the world of professional photography.

You will work in the studio, on location, learn about cameras including traditional film equipment, lighting, print making.

Importantly you will also learn about the photographic industry itself. You will attend tutor-led classes taught by tutors who are both experienced tutors and imaging industry professionals using a very wide range of photographic equipment. You will also have full access to our studio and in-house computing facilities.

The range of subjects include:

  • Portraiture
  • Still Life
  • Documentary Photography
  • Photo Editing
  • Scientific Applications (Applied Photography)
  • Portfolio Building

Our tutors provide all the support, knowledge and in-depth feedback you need to progress through your course.

What qualifications do I need?

This is an advanced course, we expect you to have some experience of taking pictures and studying. This may be gained from a Higher Photography qualification/or an NQ/NC in Photography/or a related course of study.

However, if you have been involved in photography and taking pictures you can join the course without these formal qualifications.

For all applicants we require some examples of your work (6-12 pictures) to help us guide you to the correct level of course.

What can I do after?

Students who leave to join the photographic industry after completing an HNC will have the knowledge/skills and importantly a suitable portfolio for employment/self-employment. This employment would be in a wide range of aspects of photography.

Such employment opportunities could be as a medical photographer, press photography trainee, junior photographer, assistant photographer, print and process operative are some examples.

After completing this course, you can continue to complete an HND in Photography after a further year of study.

With an HND in Photography you can then join a degree programme in Photography – this leads to several career opportunities in the public and private sector as a professional photographer.


Programme Information

Start: August

End: June

Duration: 1 year

Higher National

Study options

Campus Mode Start date Level
Clydebank Full time Aug 24 SCQF Higher National
Paisley Full time Aug 24 SCQF Higher National

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