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Photography HND

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

HND Professional Photography at Edinburgh College is a two-year course of study designed to prepare students for a career as a professional photographer. The course has been developed to provide you with a broad-based creative and commercially relevant experience. The department also offers access to a fantastic range of fully equipped studios, digital suits and printing facilities.

The emphasis throughout the year is on professional attitude, working to deadlines, attention to detail and the desire to satisfy the demands of the client. You will be asked to fulfil varied photographic briefs - developing fresh and original creative image solutions, coupled with developing essential self-motivated study, research skills and reflective practice.

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 valuable insight into real professional and creative practice.

In addition, HND Photography is an excellent preparation to develop your skills even further in our BA Professional Photography program.

Please see selection process information below. Should you require anymore assistance please contact ronnie.baxter@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

What you will learn

  • Theory of Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Studio Still Life
  • Image Editing
  • Social Photography
  • Corporate Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Art and Design Context
  • Photojournalism
  • Advertising
  • Exhibition
  • Environment
  • Fashion
  • Documentary
  • Work Experience
  • Moving Image

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

  • Two Highers which must include Photography, English, Art or a Science 
  • NC Photography / Digital Imaging at SCQF Level 6 
  • Those without qualifications will e considered on relevant industry experience and their portfolio
  • A strong Creative portfolio is needed for all applications

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Please send in a portfolio of 10 digital images and a written personal statement. 

It is important you name your files “yourname_image1.jpg”, “yourname_image2.jpg” etc. as we will be receiving many files and need to keep track of them.  

Images to be sent will be 300ppi and saved as jpg. 

Please send in your portfolio of 10 digital images and a written personal statement using the digital file transfer link: https://www.transfernow.net/en/ 

“Please add your portfolio link to your application”

Portfolio Guidance 

Your digital portfolio should be a selection of 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 

Any interim decisions based on your portfolio may result in an offer either to HND1 Photography, Foundation Photography or any other suitable level course. 

When formal interviews are possible any offers made may change. 

Written Personal Guidance 

Simply copy and paste your personal statement made in your original application. Use Microsoft Word and name your file “yourname.docx”. 

Timescale 

Please submit your digital portfolio and statement as soon as possible. 

We will be reviewing all work as soon as received and be making interim decisions based on this.  

If you have any issues with access to IT for any of the above please feel free to email ronnie.baxter@edinburghcollege.ac.uk – HN1 Tutor

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • BA Professional Photography taught at Edinburgh College

Career options

Freelance employment in: 

  • Fashion advertising 
  • Corporate image manipulation 
  • Social and wedding forensics 
  • Photojournalism   

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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