Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


HNC in Photography is an exciting blended learning programme. This course is for motivated individuals with a passion for photography seeking an opportunity to further their knowledge and gain a qualification.

This course is designed to reflect the ever-changing professional photographic industry. Students are able to spend the majority of their time working on practical projects, with underpinning theory being addressed. Whether your inclination is towards fine art photography, commercial photography or the world of digital media photography and manipulation, we have the course for you.

As a creative, you will be challenged to examine your current practice and thinking about photography and build your knowledge by means of practical assignments, tutorials, group discussions and research.

Students undertaking this course have access to an excellent range of equipment, studios, film darkroom, digital darkroom and Apple Mac facilities.

The programme may include the following subjects: Studio Still Life, Darkroom Techniques, Alternative Processes, 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