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Photography BA (Hons)

(SCQF level 9)

Fine Arts & Photography, Faculty of Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 4 years

27th Aug 2018, 4 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


In this course, you'll develop the practical and critical skills needed for a practicing photographer. Guest lectures and workshop sessions are an essential element, with opportunities for business, entrepreneurship and enterprise activities.

A self-directed approach to your studies will allow you to tailor your portfolio towards your own photographic interests. During the fourth year of this course, you'll focus on and develop your skills and knowledge towards your own photographic goals.

This Photography degree is delivered by the City of Glasgow College and validated by the University of the West of Scotland. For more information on job prospects and work experience opportunities, please visit here.

Applications for this course should be made through UCAS.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 10. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HND in Photography; OR
  • Relevant professional experience.
  • You'll  be interviewed and assessed on their portfolio.

You must also meet the general admission requirements of the University and apply via UCAS.

What you study

Over two years, you'll study both practical photography and critical thinking.

Subjects will include:

  • Research Projects
  • Creative Photography Projects
  • Self-promotion

After the course


The Creative Industries sector covers a range of creative practice and activities. As a graduate of this course, you will be well placed to work within this sector as a practicing photographer, or in a related role.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

Following successful completion of fourth-year Honours you may progress to Masters programmes in photography, or media.


How the course is taught

The course is taught through practical workshops, lectures and seminar group activities.

Assessment methods

Submitted work is assessed and graded by 1st and 2nd lecturer markers with an external examiner to validate grades.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 4 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome