• Photography and Media

    HND Photography

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Ready to Take Your Photography to the Next Level?

If you're passionate about photography and have dedicated yourself to honing your craft, our HND Photography course is your pathway to becoming a professional photographer.

Join us and elevate your skills, deepen your theoretical knowledge, and build a portfolio that propels you into the dynamic world of photography. The transferable skills you acquire will open doors to various career opportunities.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you'll need:

  • HNC Photography (with a minimum of 15 credits)
  • an interview with us
  • a portfolio of your work, which you can discuss

Course Content

Our HND Photography offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers various aspects of photography.

During this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • develop skills in shooting architecture, both historical and contemporary, and explore interior and exterior subject material on location
  • enhance your skills in fashion photography, mastering techniques for studio, location, and editorial shoots
  • acquire skills in producing images for advertising, with a particular focus on product photography
  • dive into photojournalism for newspapers and magazines, working on briefs to create your own photojournalistic images
  • develop skills in digital video, learning to capture, edit, and produce digital video material for art or design projects
  • extend your skills in image editing, exploring advanced concepts and techniques to enhance your final images
  • gain insights into starting a photography business, with opportunities to collaborate with Bridge 2 Business and engage with relevant role models

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon completing this course, you may have various exciting opportunities, including:

  • Setting up your own business: you could set up a photography business
  • Exploring career paths such as: Social Photographer, Portrait Photographer, Press Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Corporate Photographer, Photo Editor
  • Pursuing further academic studies: possibly in photography or related fields at esteemed institutions like 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

Why Choose This Course?

By choosing our HND Photography course, you'll:

  • develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential for professional photography
  • master various photography genres, techniques, post-production processes, and equipment
  • build a strong portfolio to showcase your talent to potential clients and employers
  • gain transferable skills that open doors to diverse career opportunities in the photography industry
  • benefit from a supportive learning environment with experienced instructors
  • be part of a creative community, collaborating with fellow students on various projects
  • explore your passion for photography and turn it into a rewarding career

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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