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Photography BA (Hons)

(SCQF level 9)

Fine Arts & Photography, Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 4 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    In this course, you'll develop the practical and critical skills needed for a practicing photographer. Guest lectures and workshop sessions are an important element of the course 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. You can find out further information on job prospects and work experience opportunities 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.
    • You will be interviewed and assessed on your portfolio - Portfolio Guidance.

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

    Additional selection requirements

    You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

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

    Subjects studied will include:

    • Research Projects.
    • Creative Photography Projects.
    • Self-promotion.

    After the course


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

    Continuing study

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


    How the course is taught

    This course will be delivered through blended learning with demonstrations, lectures and practical 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:
      30th Aug 2021, 4 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome