HND Photography

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Are you serious about becoming a professional photographer? The HND course takes the knowledge you have already gained in previous studies and allows you to develop the relevant skills for you to move onto the next stage of study or career. Your year will have a specific focus on practical, project-based work where you determine the brief.  You will have creative control over the scope of your work and be supported by an experienced team of lecturers.  You will also learn how to promote your work through the use of an online blog, in person networking and social media.

 Your time at New College Lanarkshire will culminate in an exhibition which will be curated and installed by you.  This showcase is attended annually by hundreds of people.




Successful completion of the HNC Photography (HND Year 1) course will allow for you progress on to this course.


Throughout your studies there will be opportunities to work on live projects with both internal and external clients.  Field trips will form part of the research and development for your photographic projects.

You will undertake projects in the following areas:

  • Fashion
  • Documentary Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Advertising
  • Advanced Image Editing using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Exhibition
  • Stock Photography
  • Social Photography
  • Graded Unit

To further develop your experience, you will be encouraged and supported to enter photographic competitions including the British Institute of Professional Photography Awards and the Master Photographer Awards.

Please note: You are required to have appropriate equipment; this can be discussed with the course lecturer.