Photography (Higher)

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


You will learn:
about the properties of light and image formation; how to apply the camera controls and a range of photographic techniques and processes; how to investigate and analyse the major historical, scientific, social and cultural factors influencing photographers and their work; how to produce investigative research for photography and to plan, shoot, print and develop photographs; how to explore and experiment with a range of photographic media, manipulation techniques and processes; how produce creative and technically proficient photographs effective manage and store photographic images
how to critically evaluate your own work and the photographic work of others.

You will undertake a photographic research project in a creative and structured way and investigate a photographic theme, produce effective research material and evidence of the creative use of techniques.

There is no final exam for Higher Photography, but you must submit a practical assignment.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including Art and Design.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


Highers, National 4s and National 5s

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