Higher Photography

This course will develop your creativity and will provide you with the opportunity to reflect upon and interpret the world around you. It covers basic camera techniques and digital imaging.

You will learn:

  • about the properties of light and image formation
  • how to apply the camera controls and a range of photographic techniques and processes
  • how to investigate and analyse the major historical, scientific, social and cultural factors influencing photographers and their work
  • how to produce investigative research for photography and to plan, shoot, print and develop photographs
  • how to explore and experiment with a range of photographic media, manipulation techniques and processes
  • how produce creative and technically proficient photographs effective manage and store photographic images
  • how to critically evaluate your own work and the photographic work of others.

You will undertake a photographic research project in a creative and structured way and investigate a photographic theme, produce effective research material and evidence of the creative use of techniques.

There is no final exam for Higher Photography, but you must submit a practical assignment. 

This course is eligible for Individual Learning Account (ILA) Funding

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four Standard Grades, one of which should be Art and Design. 
  • Applications are also welcome from those with no qualifications but who have appropriate life or work experience.  



SCQF level


Start date

31 August 2017
(Thursday 18:00 - 21:00)


1 Year(s), August to June

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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E: bcdicardonald@glasgowclyde.ac.uk


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