• Photography and Media

    Photography Studio Skills (level 6)

  • Eligible Schools

    East, North and South Ayrshire

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday

    2.00 - 4.00

  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

Who is the course for?

Higher Photography students with a view to taking their studies further and pursuing a career in Photography. 

What is the Course about?

In addition to Higher Photography the main purpose of this course is to provide you with the studio experience that you will need to take you forward to further study or commercial Photography.

You’ll be designing light set-ups and putting them to use, preparing subjects and controlling every aspect of the shoot, not just the camera. The units included are: 

  • Photography: Basic Camera Techniques (F8KH 12)
  • Studio Photography: An Introduction (FR2D 12)
  • Photography: Portraiture Skills (F51P 12)

You will also gain some experience in digital post-production techniques and organisation in the unit:

  • Digital Photography: Workflow and Creative Manipulation (FR2H 12)

This course is essential if you are serious about continuing your studies, and potentially building a career, in Photography.

What are the entry requirements

Preferably you will be sitting or achieved your Higher Photography at the time of completing the course. If you have your own camera equipment this would be an advantage but not essential.  

If you have a keen interest in Photography your application would be considered.  

How will i be assessed?

Project based, continuous assessment.

What should I expect?

This course is a combination of practical and theory-based delivery, taught between computer labs and the photography studio. There is also a closed book theory test which is delivered in the first semester to ensure basic camera operation knowledge. You will learn how to use both Photoshop and Lightroom in order to produce high-quality finished images. You may bring your own camera, however, if you do not have one, you can borrow one of our DSLR’s during class time. 

Next Steps?

From here you could apply to University Photography degree courses around the country or better still join us full time to study HNC and on into HND.

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

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