The HNC is exactly the same as the HND year 1 but allows successful students the option to leave with an HNC or continue on to the HND year 2. 

This is a highly practical course where your creative photographic techniques will develop along with your technical and practical skillsets. Working in our dedicated photography studios you will acquire skills that are commercially relevant for a variety of roles in the photography industry.

Working on your own and with others on live briefs will prepare you equally well for employment or self-employment or for progression to a degree at university. We will support you to become confident in how to manage your time, resources and workflow and encourage you to explore a wide range of photographic techniques.

You will become very confident with your camera control including when and how to adjust them to achieve the shot you need.
Composition is best achieved 'in-camera' where possible and you will become adept at choosing the correct lens and framing techniques.
Editing skills will be developed through the use of Adobe software. Skills in editing and post-production with RAW file formats is essential for achieving optimum results..
You will also develop planning, communication, problem solving and other key employability skills throughout the course.
  • One year full-time
  • Normally delivered over 2-3 days
  • Studio still life
  • Darkroom techniques
  • Photography theory
  • Digital imaging
  • Exhibition photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Advertising photography
  • Image editing
  • Alternative photography processes
  • Fashion photography
  • Stock photography
  • Social and documentary
  • Portraiture
  • Moving image
  • Environmental
  • Corporate

A digital portfolio of photography consisting of 12-20 images over a range of subjects and styles e.g. a PDF file and one of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above, ideally from Photography, Art & Design or English plus two National 5s at Grade C or above
  • Achievement of Photography at SCQF Level 6
Other qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • HND: Photography Year 2 SCQF Level 8
  • Photography degrees at university
Jobs are available in a variety of roles at junior positions, e.g. Photographers Assistant, Content Creation assistant, junior roles in a design agency etc.
Freelance opportunities exist depending on drive and ambition for commercial/ social/ social media/ journalism etc. 
Ideally you will have your own DSLR etc. but we can supply equipment.
Expenses may include memory cards and storage devices.
Online application.
When you submit your application you will be given an email address to submit your portfolio.