SCQF Level 8
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview
This course combines creative and professional units to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to be a professional photographer today. You`ll be taught by practising photographers with a wealth of experience and knowledge across the industry. In addition, guest lecturers from a variety of backgrounds are invited to give you a valuable insight into real professional and creative practice.

The course has been developed with considerable industry research to provide you with a broad-based creative and commercially-relevant experience that will give you the competitive edge you need. The photography department offers access to a fantastic range of studios dark rooms and digital suites where you will experience professional equipment - both analogue and digital.

This course is ideal if you wish to pursue a rewarding photography career. In addition, you`ll be extremely well-prepared to develop your skills even further in our BA Professional Photography course.
What You Will Learn
  • Photography: Theory of 
  • Photography: Portraiture
  • Photography: Studio Still Life
  • Photography: Graded Unit
  • Photography: Image Editing 1
  • Photography: Darkroom Techniques 
  • Social Photography 
  • Corporate Photography
  • Photography: Digital Imaging
  • Art and Design Context
  • Creative Industries: An Introduction
  • Photography: Photojournalism
  • Photography: Advertising
  • Photography: Graded Unit 2
  • Photography: Exhibition
  • Photography: Environment
  • Photography: Fashion
  • Photography: Documentary
  • Photography: Work Experience
  • Photography: Image Editing 2
  • Moving image
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum of 2 Highers to include Photography, English, Art or a Science
  • NC Photography / Digital Imaging at SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience
  • A portfolio containing a minimum of twenty examples of your current practical photography at interview
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Written, practical and project work
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • A portfolio containing a minimum of twenty examples of your current practical photography at interview
Career Opportunities
  • Freelance employment in fashion advertising, corporate image manipulation, Social and wedding forensics, photojournalism, BA Degree in Professional Photography
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 3
Course Cost And Funding Options
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