Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


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.

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

The programme includes 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 including Photography and preferably English or Art and Design, or NQ Photography. A portfolio of work must be shown at interview. You may be asked to complete a skills test as part of your interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Creative Industries

SCQF Level