This course further develops your skills for a successful career as a professional photographer.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
- An HNC Photography (with a minimum of 15 credits)
- An interview with us
- A portfolio of your work
This course builds on the HNC. It’s mainly project based, with some underpinning theory.
Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
- You’ll develop skills in shooting architecture, both historical and contemporary, and will go on location for interior and exterior subject material.
- You’ll develop your skills in fashion photography, learning techniques for studio, location and editorial shoots.
- You’ll develop skills in producing images for advertising, focusing particularly on product photography.
- You’ll look at photojournalism for newspapers and magazines, and work to briefs to produce your own photojournalistic images.
- You’ll develop skills in digital video, learning to capture, edit and produce digital video material for an art or design project.
- You’ll extend your skills in image editing, learning advanced concepts and techniques to enhance your final images.
- You’ll look at what’s involved in starting a business, with the chance to work with Bridge 2 Business and engage with relevant role models.
You’ll also have the opportunity to:
- Take part in live briefs, such as providing photography for a local retailer or community projects.
- Organise and participate in a class exhibition.
- Display your work in external exhibitions, such as the Dick Institute.
- Go on industry trips, such as Loxley Colour Lab in Glasgow.
- Enter competitions judged by professional photographers.
- Hear top tips from guest speakers who work in professional photography.
- Take part in internal and external events such as the Fashion Show, weddings and employer dinners.
- Work with other creative students, such as hair, beauty or make-up artistry students, with photography for their portfolios.
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
- Setting up your own photography business.
- Exploring your future career options including: Social Photographer, Portrait Photographer, Press Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Corporate Photographer or Photo Editor.
With additional qualifications, you may be able to progress to a degree programme in photography at e.g. Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow School of Art, Gray’s School of Art at Aberdeen, City of Glasgow College or Edinburgh College.
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