Forth Valley College


Stirling Campus


This programme will enable students to learn and practice all of the skills needed to kick-start a career in photography. Learning from knowledgeable, experienced and award-winning staff, candidates will learn all of the practical and theoretical skills needed to begin working towards a successful career in photography, with a particular focus on digital skills.

Learners will be expected to enhance their theoretical and contextual understanding of photography and presentation skills. Students will create a portfolio of their work across social, corporate, documentary photography and photo-journalism and will gain skills working with photographic studio flash equipment.

Content includes:
Photography: Theory; Portraiture; Image Editing; Studio Still Life; Photography: Documentary; Graded Unit 1; Art and Design: Context; Art and Design: Creative Process; Digital Imaging; Art and Design: DTP and Layout; Photography: Moving Image; Social Photography; Creative Industries: An Introduction; Photography: Exhibition; Photojournalism; Photography: Advertising; Photography: Corporate; Photography: Environment; Graded Unit 2; Digital Video for Artists and Designers; Communication: Practical Skills; Photography: Advanced Image Editing; Getting Started in Business.

*Units subject to change

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, including Art and Design or Photography, English preferred plus National 5 English (if not held at Higher), or Foundation Apprenticeship Creative and Digital Media plus Higher Art, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. A digital portfolio of work must be submitted prior to interview.

Progression Routes

Entry to the 3rd year of a relevant degree.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level