New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


Take your photography further on our HNC Photography course and start telling your story with images.

You will work in the NCL's professional studios as well as on location to explore portraiture, still life, landscapes, street photography and forensic photography - think CSI and Police, Camera Action!

The emphasis of this course is on discovering various photography styles and learning what you love about photography. This will be done through project based work which involves research of other photographers and ends with your own photographic interpretation showing the skills that you have gained. During this course there may be opportunities to work on live projects with real clients.

You can expect to gain experience in the following areas:

Camera techniques, theory and equipment; Portraiture and still life studio photography; Branding and marketing photography; Landscapes, street photography and natural history; Post production using industry standard software including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge; Presentation skills and how to produce professional quality prints.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, or relevant subjects at National 5. Or NQ Creative Industries - Digital Film and Photography, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Portfolio and interview.

Progression Routes

HND Photography

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Film, TV and Photography

SCQF Level