What you will get
Photography & Digital Arts
Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5
This course will introduce you to a wide range of subjects in the art, design and digital disciplines, which will provide you with the essential skills, practical experience and knowledge to prepare you for further study at a higher level.
You will study the fundamentals of photography, colour theory, web design, video and animation. In addition, you will also undertake art and design studies, so you can appreciate how these subjects relate to industry. If successful in completing all of the units, you will gain the following national awards:
Everything you need to know about applying for this course.
Photography & Digital Arts
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
“The lecturers have got such diverse photography experience and they love sharing their own experience and work they’ve done… We really get a chance to sample all aspects of photography at NESCol. I also really like the facilities. The college has got their own studios, they’ve got so much different equipment, and they’ve got a dark room. So I get to experience all those things without buying the equipment.”
“I was so nervous about starting College and felt uncertain about my abilities but NESCol completely changed that. I loved the course, learned so much from my lecturers and it gave me a new found confidence. It’s not easy at times being a busy Mum and juggling study but I have proven I can do it. When I started at NESCol I would never have believed I’d end up studying at a prestigious art school and firmly believe that my time at College has given me an advantage in coping with the demands of a degree. I’d say to any parents out there who feel they want a second chance at education to go for it and grab the opportunity with both hands, it really can change your life. “
“I am really enjoying experimenting with mixed media especially textiles”
“I had a fantastic experience at college, I would return tomorrow if I could. The best thing for me was the support. The lecturers are fantastic.”
“I never thought I would enjoy education, but college changed that. It kept me focused and let me freely practice what I loved. The facilities at the college are next level, and allow students to fully conduct their own professional shoots.”
“I loved the course. One of the highlights for me was doing a fashion show at the Maritime Museum in Aberdeen. It was brilliant! the atmosphere was great.”
“I have always loved photography, and NESCol has really helped me develop my skills and boost my confidence.”
Please note: Course delivery – in response to Covid -19, courses may be delivered through a blend of campus-based classes and/or remote learning. Please check at time of booking. All classroom environments follow strict government social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors.
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