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Photography (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Fine Arts & Photography, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 2 years

26th Aug 2019, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This highly competitive course provides you with the skills you need to start a career in photography or a related area within the creative industries. This is a practice-based course with projects both in the studio and on location. Alongside technical skills, you're encouraged to work on self-reflection and evaluation through class feedback sessions.

You'll have an opportunity to work independently on self-initiated projects and to develop your own photographic ideas and briefs.

With a broad range of experienced staff on hand and industry standard facilities, this course is an excellent opportunity for those with a keen interest in photography, who want to develop that interest through full-time study.

You'll continually update your photographic portfolio showcasing your most recent work.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC in Photography OR
  • First-year of HND Photography.

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 are interested in this subject. At the interview, you'll be asked to provide a strong photographic portfolio of work.

What you study

  • Studio Still Life.
  • Digital Imaging.
  • Image Editing.
  • Theory.
  • Applied Photography.
  • Portraiture.
  • Corporate.
  • Darkroom Techniques.
  • Photojournalism.
  • Advertising.
  • Fashion.
  • Documentary.
  • Exhibition.

After the course


With an HND in photography, you'll be prepared for a position in the highly competitive creative and media sector including advertising, commercial, press and photojournalism, fashion, sports, social, medical, scientific, throughout the UK and worldwide.

Continuing Study

On successful completion of your HND you may apply for the third year of the BA (Hons) Photography Degree course offered at the college, in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland and City of Glasgow College. You may also apply for degree level study at another institution.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome