Forth Valley College


Stirling Campus


This Group Award is designed to meet the needs of candidates who wish to develop a foundation of the photographic 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.

This programme is designed to provide candidates with an opportunity to develop both creative and technical skills in a variety of traditional and current disciplines that relate to photography and other creative industries. The Group Award is also intended to develop candidates’ level of awareness and appreciation of the basic technical and creative practices used in a variety of subject specialist areas, together with experience of co-operative working, presentation, exhibition and self-promotion skills.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English; or NC Creative Industries; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or 5. Interview.

Progression Routes

Year 1 of HND Photography

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Creative Industries

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