Photography (NPA)

South Lanarkshire College


This course focuses on developing knowledge and understanding in practical photography and will enable you to explore your interest in photography and will prepare you for progression to higher studies and/or employment.

You will be encouraged to develop both creative and technical skills required for a career in photography. Development of your critical thinking skills will be a focus, as will seeking peer/tutor feedback to inform practices.

Core units include:
Photographing places, Photographing people, Working with photographs, Understanding photography.

Optional units may include:
Photography: portraiture, Digital Media: moving image, Digital Media: still images, Digital Media: audio, Media photography, Studio photography, Camera techniques, Digital image manipulation and print, Social media/social networking, ICT, Communication

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English, Maths and Computing Science. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

HNC/D Photography

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display