The Foundation Photography course introduces both the
technical and creative aspects of photography. Students work from tutor-led
briefs and are directed through a creative process. The briefs are pitched at a
beginner’s level and include scope to grow both soft and hard skills.
Portraiture, Advertising and Photojournalism are just some of the genres
covered. Students also plan and produce a bespoke portfolio in respect of their
chosen progression. The course culminates in an evening event showcasing each
student portfolio. Friends, family, staff and member of the industry are
invited to celebrate the student achievements. This course is often used as a
gateway to the Higher Diploma courses.
Please see link for further information.
Please see selection process information below.
- Basic Camera operations
- Portfolio Prep.
- Photographic Composition
- Intro to Creative Process
- History of Photography
- Intro to Location Flash
- Intro to Theory
- Print Presentation
- Photography: Portraiture Skill
- Research Project
- Studio Photography: An Introduction
- Portfolio Production
- Digital Photography: Basic File Optimisation
- Digital Photography: Image Manipulation and Print
- Digital Workflow and Creative Manipulation
- Minimum of three passes at SCQF Level
- A strong creative portfolio
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- You will be assessed
through both practical, written and project-based assignments
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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 transfernow.net and send us the link.
Please email this link to both : Raymond.Keith@edinburghcollege.ac.uk and Raymond.Keith@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Written Personal Guidance
Simply copy and paste your personal statement made in your original application. Use Microsoft Word and name your file “yourname.docx”.
Progression And Articulation Routes
Course Cost And Funding Options
Edinburgh College Photography students and alumni captured
the imagination of the judges at the country’s top competition for young
photographers, winning 18 awards in total.
Marta Drozdz, a BA student at the college’s Sighthill
Campus, won the big prize of Student Photographer of the Year for a portfolio
of work put together throughout her time at the college. She also won the Gold
and Bronze Awards in the Fashion category.
Marta said: “It is the highest accolade a photography
student could ever hope to achieve so it’s an incredible honour. There are so
many talented photographers on my course alone never mind the rest of
This is the ninth year in a row that Edinburgh College
students have returned from the competition with multiple awards. This year’s
prize haul included four gold first-places, three silver second-places, five
bronze third-places and six merits with HND1, HND2 and BA students all picking