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Performing Arts & Photography

Beginners Photography

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

If you are considering studying photography, this course is an ideal starting point.

This course is designed to give students an introduction to Photography.

This course is a basic starter course for those wishing to explore and learn more about photography.  Students will learn the basic use of a camera and what it takes to make successful photographs.

This is a hands-on course where students will learn through the practical use of a camera and other photographic equipment both in college and on location. Students will also learn basic photo editing and preparing files for printing. 

Please see the selection process information below. Should you require any more assistance please get in touch with Alan.McCredie@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.

Examples of past students' work can be found on Edinburgh College Photography.

What you will learn

  • Photoshop
  • Composition and Exposure
  • Photography for Social Media
  • Studio Portraiture

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through both practical, written and project-based assignments

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Three passes at SCQF Level 4
  • A portfolio containing a variety of your images

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Instructions on submitting a portfolio  will be sent out to you when you have completed and sent in your application. It is important to complete the application as soon as possible so interview dates can be arranged.

Portfolio Guidance 

Your portfolio should be a selection of 10 of your images that: 

  • illustrate a range of basic camera techniques.  
  • Showcase your current skills 
  • Avoid duplicity in your selection  
  • Images may be colour or black & white

Should you require any more assistance please get in touch with Alan.McCredie@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NPA Photography Level 5 taught at Edinburgh College  

Career options

  • Camera assistant

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 20 Weeks

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