Photography - Portfolio Production: NQ (Level 6)

Photography Digital Studio Student Taking Photo
Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Year - 2.5 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2024
Apply now

Course overview

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective."

Irving Penn

Photography is as much about the art of storytelling as it is about the creation of images and on this 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 you want to develop a career in photography or to progress to a related higher education course.

Course Aims

This NQ award has been designed to provide you with a vibrant and creative experience and assist with the development of your photographic skills. The intention is to furnish you with a sufficiently broad base of relevant photographic skills appropriate to either employment as a practicing photographer or alternatively for successful progression on to HND. You will build a creative portfolio 

We aim to prepare you for progression to HND level or employment by guiding you with your portfolio production. We believe that it is a fundamental principle that you, as a student, develop your own style, that you can work independently and that your portfolio reflects your photographic ability.

What you will learn

The NQ course at Level 6 is a full-time course.

Units included on the NQ Photography Level 6 course:

  • Photography: An Introduction
  • Basic Camera Techniques
  • Photo- Reportage
  • Portraiture Skills
  • Portfolio Production
  • Research Project
  • Product Photography

Hear about our Photography courses from students.

Entry requirements

An NPA in Photography at Level 5 or Higher Award in Photography would advantageous.

A keen interest in Photography is essential.

On application you will be asked to upload a selection of photographic images to support your application. You maybe asked to attend interview,

You must be 16 years or over at the start of the course commencement date.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL Higher (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment  here at the College.

Career Opportunities

A career in photography in industry sectors such as, Commercial Photography, Social Photography, Press and 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

Students who successfully complete the course will be considered for entry onto study at HND level.

Related Courses