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Photography Level 5 NPA

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

The NPA Level 5 Photography course at our Sighthill Campus is a single semester course starting in January which will help you to understand your DSLR Camera as well as exposure. 


Covering and developing your skills in portraiture, landscape and studio photography this course will introduce the manual controls of your camera and give you experience researching, making and presenting your photographs. 


This course is SQA certified and will allow you to proceed onto the next level of qualification in photography, such as the Foundation Photography programme.


What you will learn

  • Photographing People 
  • Photographing Places 
  • Understanding Photography 
  • Working with Photographs 
  • An Introduction to Portraiture 
  • EC Printing Basics
  • EC Camera Settings
  • EC Designing with Photographs

Placement information


How the course is assessed

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

Number of days per week

  • Four days per week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of three passes at SCQF Level 4.
  • Computer access is required & DSLR camera would be advantageous.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements


English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • After successfully completing this course students can apply for the Level 6 Foundation Photography Course.

Career options


Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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