Visual and Creative Arts

HND Photography


Course Full


 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.

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 be encouraged and supported to enter photographic competitions including the British Institute of Professional Photography Awards and the Master Photographer Awards.

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.

View our talented HND students online exhibition. 

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Course Information

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

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

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

Further Study: Successful students may and have progressed on to:

  • 2nd or 3rd Year direct-entry to an appropriate University Degree.
    Former students have enrolled on Degree Programmes at: Edinburgh College, Napier University, Robert Gordon University.

Careers: Successful students may and have progressed on to become:

  • Medical Photographer, NHS Lanarkshire
  • Self-Employed, Own Business and Studio Owner
  • Freelance Live Music Photographer
  • Sports Photographer with various Scottish Football Clubs
  • Fashion Photographer, London
  • Photographer’s Assistant with various photographers
  • Lecturer in Photography and Art & Design

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