Professional Photography (3rd year entry)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This is a unique degree level course designed to test and develop skills in contemporary and commissioned photography. Push your creative potential as you immerse yourself in the art of professional photography and learn the wealth of skills needed to enter this fast-paced and competitive industry. This course is unique in Scotland as it is accredited by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) as well as endorsed by the Association of Photographers.

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers in state-of-the-art Edinburgh College photography studios using a mix of analogue and high-end digital formats. These will include; green-screen rooms, an infinity wall, dark rooms and a drive-in facility suitable for shooting vehicles, advertising and fashion. There is an equipment store containing a large range of industry standard equipment available for loan including top-of-the-range cameras, lenses and tripods. You will receive guest lectures from the best in the business and opportunities for work experience will be made available. Here you will make essential industry connections for your future career.

Content: Major project; Photographic practice; Professional business strategy; Creative collaboration project; Critical studies.

Entry Requirements

HND Photography with an A or B in graded unit. Interview and portfolio of work.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Broadcast Media and Photography

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