Campus Sighthill Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
Course enquiry form
The Foundation Photography course introduces both the technical and creative aspects of photography. Students work from tutor-led briefs and are directed through a creative process. The briefs are pitched at a beginner’s level and include scope to grow both soft and hard skills. Portraiture, Advertising and Photojournalism are just some of the genres covered. Students also plan and produce a bespoke portfolio in respect of their chosen progression. The course culminates in an evening event showcasing each student portfolio. Friends, family, staff and member of the industry are invited to celebrate the student achievements. This course is often used as a gateway to the Higher Diploma courses.
Please see selection process information below. Should you require anymore assistance please contact Raymond.Keith@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
What you will learn
- Basic Camera operations
- Portfolio Prep.
- Photographic Composition
- Intro to Creative Process
- History of Photography
- Intro to Location Flash
- Intro to Theory
- Print Presentation
- Photography: Portraiture Skill
- Research Project
- Studio Photography: An Introduction
- Portfolio Production
- Digital Photography: Basic File Optimisation
- Digital Photography: Image Manipulation and Print
- Digital Workflow and Creative Manipulation
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
- Minimum of three passes at SCQF Level 5
- A strong creative portfolio
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
Please send your portfolio of 10 digital images and a written personal statement using the digital file transfer link: https://www.transfernow.net/en/
Please add the portfolio link to your application
Your digital 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
. “Please add your portfolio link to your application”
Written Personal Guidance
Simply copy and paste your personal statement made in your original application. Use Microsoft Word and name your file “yourname.docx”.
Please email Raymond.Keith@edinburghcollege.ac.uk if you need further assistance.
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- HND Photography
- Camera assistant
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
|Sighthill Campus||Full time||30/08/21||41 Weeks|
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