UAL Photography and Digital Arts SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The UAL Level 2 Award - Certificate in Photography has been designed to provide an exciting and challenging insightful experience into the Photography and Digital Arts Sector.  

Students will learn the fundamentals of camera control, lighting (flashguns/studio) combined with an introduction to elements of post-production and video editing using the Adobe suite to produce exploring creative image making techniques. 

Learners will achieve meaningful and impactful fine art photographs that explore different genres of photography and express strong concepts communicating ideas to different audiences.   

  The following units will be covered: 

  • The camera:  Film and Digital                  
  • Lighting and Photography                       
  • The Photographic Project                       
  • Digital Imaging and Printing        
  • Photography Portfolio Production

The programme will include guest speakers and workshops, that will give students a breadth of knowledge of contemporary photography and lens-based media, building on a variety of traditional and alternative approaches to image-making. 
Students will gain an insight into the photography industry and gain an awareness of employment opportunities within the local community and further afield. 

Having completed this program, students will achieve a highly competitive portfolio to enter higher education or gain employment as a photographers or digital imaging assistant.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements but candidates are required to have an aspirational interest in the subject photography.

  • The camera: film and digital
  • Lighting and photography
  • Photographic project
  • Digital imaging and printing
  • Photography portfolio production 

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



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What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression onto Photography and Digital Arts Level 6.

Is there more information available online?

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