Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course has been developed to provide you with broad-based creative and commercially relevant experience. The department also offers access to a fantastic range of fully equipped studios, digital suits and printing facilities.

The emphasis throughout the year is on a professional attitude, working to deadlines, attention to detail and the desire to satisfy the demands of the client. You will be asked to fulfil varied photographic briefs - developing new and original creative image solutions, coupled with developing essential self-motivated study, research skills and reflective practice.

You'll be taught by practising photographers with a wealth of experience and knowledge across the industry. In addition, guest lecturers from various backgrounds are invited to give you valuable insight into real professional and creative practice.

Content: Theory of photography; Portraiture; Studio still life; Image editing; Social photography; Corporate photography; Digital imaging; Art and design context; Photojournalism; Advertising; Exhibition; Environment; Fashion; Documentary; Work experience; Moving image.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English, Art and Design, Photography or a science subject; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6; interview; portfolio of work.

Progression Routes

BA Professional Photography course or other degree.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Performing Arts and Photography

SCQF Level