SCQF Level 5
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

If you are considering studying photography then this course is an ideal starting point.

This course is designed to give students an introduction to Photography.


This course is designed as a basic starter course for those wishing to explore and learn more about photography.  Students will learn the basic use of a camera and what it takes to make successful photographs.


This is a hands-on course where students will learn through practical use of a camera and other photographic equipment both in college and on location. Students will also learn basic photo editing and preparing files for printing. 

Please see link for further information.

Please see selection process information below.


What You Will Learn
  • Photoshop 
  • Composition and Exposure 
  • Photography for Social Media 
  • Studio Portraiture
Entry Requirements
  • Three passes at SCQF Level4
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed through both practical, written and project-based assignments
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
Please send in a portfolio of 10 digital images using the digital file transfer link: 

To be sent 

Portfolio Guidance 

Your digital portfolio should be a selection of 10 of your images that: 

  • illustrate a range of basic camera techniques.  
  • Showcase your current skills 
  • Avoid duplicity in your selection.  
  • Images may be colour or black & white. 
Please use the file sharing website and send us the link.      
Please email this link to  :   

Progression And Articulation Routes
Career Opportunities
  • Camera assistant
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Course Delivery
GRANTON x x x x x
MIDLOTHIAN x x x x x
MILTON RD x x x x x
SIGHTHILL x x x x x
OUTREACH x x x x x

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