Introduction to TV and Photography (January 2018)

This course offers an unique introduction to the creative industries and to basic photography with an emphasis on theoretical and practical production of a short film and the creation of creative photography, which is both expressive and technically accurate.

You will be taught how to plan, film and edit a short film. You will also learn photography camera techniques and a variety of photographic styles including landscape, urban and portraiture. Photographic work will be undertaken on location in and around Glasgow developing technical and compositional expertise.

The course will also include digital imaging where students will experiment with Adobe Photoshop techniques and learn how to process images through to the production of a personalised e-book folio.

It would be an advantage to have your own DSLR or Bridge camera although some cameras can be provided during class time by the Glasgow Clyde College. On completion of the course you will receive a NPA award in photography.

Course content

  • Planning and Production of a short film
  • Basic Video Camera techniques and skills
  • Basic Editing techniques 
  • Working in teams
  • Introduction to Photography 
  • Photography Camera Techniques
  • Digital Imaging (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Working with Photographs
  • Understanding Photography 
  • Photographing Places/People 

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Minimum of two Standard Grades at Credit Level or General Level 3 or two National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above and an interest in Television and Photography. Please provide details of interest in your personal statement.
  • Applications may be considered from those who do not meet the academic requirements but have relevant life experience and an interest in photography. Please give full details in personal statement.
  • References and proof of qualification are required before an offer can be made.
Selection process information

Progression routes

  • NQ Television Operations
  • HND Creative Industries: Television

SCQF level


Start date

15 January 2018


19 Week(s)

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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