SCQF Level 5
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview
Photography Creative Photoshop is an evening class taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill  campuses over 18 weeks. The course is designed to teach you an advanced understanding of Photoshop software and the creative image-making potential that this programme has. You will be taught how to manipulate existing graphics and photographs as well as creating photographs from scratch.  

The photography department at Edinburgh College offers a fantastic range of dark rooms, studios and digital suites. Here you will use professional camera equipment; both analogue and digital. During this course you will have the opportunity to produce a personal portfolio of graphic artwork and photographic images. This can be used and submitted when applying for further study of photography or for a job within the photography industry. You will be taught the basics in photographic techniques which will allow you to create original images to work with on Photoshop. This course is ideal if you have an interest in photography, want to start a new hobby or pursue a career in the creative industries.

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What You Will Learn
  • Photoshop Selections 
  • Working with Layers 
  • Creating Composite Images 
  • Basic Image Retouching 
  • Using the Painting Tools 
  • Image Isolation from Backgrounds 
  • Creative use of Blend Modes & Blend Effects 
  • Basic Typography 
  • Basic Photographic Techniques for Creation of Source Images 
Entry Requirements
  • There are no formal requirements but an interest in photography is a must.
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed through practical work assignments 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Beginners Photography
  • Foundation Photography
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Career Opportunities
  • Photography assistant  
Number Of Days Per Week
  • One evening per week (Thursday 6pm–8.30pm) 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories
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 Scotland.” 

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 awards. 
Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Group A - Sighthill Campus - Thursday 28th January at 6:00 PM (2021)
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Thursday 17/06/2021
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