Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


HNC in Photography is an exciting new distance learning programme offered to highly motivated individuals with a passion for photography seeking an opportunity to further their knowledge and gain a qualification. This course will ideally suit photographers and amateur photographers, or artists looking to further their knowledge and gain a qualification.

The majority of your learning will be completed outside the college; however, you will be required to attend college for practical workshops and 1/1 tutorials (this can be negotiated if you live outside the country). You will also need to engage with your tutor on a weekly basis through online platforms whilst completing project work independently.

The programme may include the following subjects: Studio Still Life, Moving Image, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Digital Imaging and Editing, Environmental, Theory, Corporate Photography and Social Photography. The course content is subject to change.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at C or above including Photography; or NC Photography; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. A portfolio of work must be shown at interview.

Progression Routes

HND Photography

Start Date




Study Method

Blended learning
Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


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