Creative Industries: Photography

Forth Valley College


Stirling Campus


This course is designed to develop a foundation in the knowledge and skills required for progression to more advanced levels of study in photography. It is also suitable for those who wish to prepare themselves for initial entry to employment within the photo-imaging sector. Candidates will have opportunities to develop vocational and employability skills relevant for posts such as an assistant photographer or retail assistant.

Candidates will study a range of photographic disciplines. Key areas covered are: basic digital single reflex camera skills, digital file management, digital file manipulation and digital asset management, basic studio skills both in portraiture and still-life photography, close-up photographic techniques and portfolio production.

Contents Include:
Basic digital single reflex camera skills; Digital file management; Digital file manipulation; Digital asset management; Basic studio skills both in portraiture and still-life photography; Close-up photographic techniques and portfolio production; Understanding a creative brief; Working with a creative brief; Presenting a creative product.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English; or NQ Access to Creative Industries; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

Progression Routes

HND Photography

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Creative Industries

SCQF Level