Photography - Introduction to: NQ (Level 5)

Photography Student looking At negatives
Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Year

Start date
Aug 2023
Applications open January 2024

Course overview

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce

Karl Lagerfield


Photography is as much about the art of storytelling as it is about the creation of images and on this NQ Photography course, your creativity will grow to truly inspire your work.

You will be guided through that process by our team of award-winning Photography lecturers, with impressive career backgrounds and a passion for the craft of Photography.

This one year, full-time course is for you if who want an entry level course in Photography and want to learn the basic principals’ of photography including research work, using a Digital SLR camera and basic photoshop skills.

You will be briefed on various projects including photographing people and photographing places.

This course will help to develop your creative skills in photography and support admission to a related further education course in photography or the creative industries.

This course offers a much more personal experience with smaller class sizes and close collaboration with the teaching team.

What you will learn

The course consists of National Progression Awards in Photography and includes visits to exhibitions and lectures from invited speakers from industry.

The course will include modules in:

  • Understanding Photography
  • Photographing People
  • Photographing Places
  • Working with Photographs
  • Portraiture
  • Stills image Editing
  • Enterprise Activity

Hear about our Photography courses from students.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however a keen interest in Photography is essential.

Career Opportunities

A career in photography can open up opportunities in many industry sectors such as, Commercial Photography, Social Photography, Press & Media, Scientific and Medical Photography.

Your role could be as a self-employed freelance photographer or supporting other professionals as a photographic assistant, photographic lab assistant or training others in the art of photography.

Future prospects

This course will support admission to a related further education course in photography or the creative industries at SCQF Level 6.

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