HNC Photography


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This course provides you with a good foundation in both technical and practical aspects of professional photography. You will also have the opportunity to participate in various practical experiences, including Environmental photography and professional studio work. There will be opportunities for working individually but there will also be units where you will work as part of a team. This course requires you to have appropriate equipment.

The year will finish off with an end-of-term exhibition that will allow the visiting public and potential employers to view your work.


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Course Information

Successful completion of any of the following NC/NQ courses:

NQ Photography

NC Creative Industries – Film & Photography


One Higher or equivalent or relevant Intermediate 2 courses and/or other modules/units. Alternatively, other relevant work experience/prior learning may be considered. You will also be required to attend an interview and provide a portfolio of work.

This portfolio can be electronic or hard copy prints with the latter being the preferred option. You will need approximately 10-12 images of the standard required to enhance your application. A variety of images would be expected, including portraiture, still life and landscape, etc.

This course includes units such as:

  • Portraiture
  • Still Life
  • Corporate
  • Various digital units.

You will learn how to set up professional lighting in a studio and how to use industry-standard equipment. You will also learn how to use specialist equipment for basic Applied (Forensic) photography.

Units are assessed through practical activities, written and integrated assignments.

There will also be several opportunities to enter photographic competitions including the British Institute of Professional Photography Awards. There will be excursions that will allow you to do Natural History, Landscape and Street photography.

Progression to HND Photography (Year 2).

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