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Performing Arts & Photography

Foundation Photography

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

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 soft and hard skills. Portraiture, Advertising and Photojournalism are just some of the genres covered. Students also plan and produce a bespoke portfolio regarding their chosen progression. The course culminates in an evening event showcasing each student's portfolio.  Friends, family, staff and industry members are invited to celebrate the student's achievements. This course is often used as a gateway to Higher Diploma courses.

Please see the selection process information below. Should you require any more assistance please contact Raymond.Keith@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.

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

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
  • Reportage
  • 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

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of three passes at SCQF Level 5
  • A strong creative portfolio

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.

Please add the portfolio link to your application

Portfolio Guidance 

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

 

 

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.

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Photography 

Career options

  • Camera assistant

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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