UAL Photography


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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 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.


Level SCQF 5

Delivery Face-to-Face | Friday, 9am (subject to transport arrangements) to 3.30pm


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

The following units will be covered:

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

What next... 

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.

NC Art and Design

NC Photography and Digital Arts


Entry requirements

Students should be working towards, or have achieved, at least one pass at National 4. You should demonstrate a keen interest in this area of work.