Edinburgh College Photography Department
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Edinburgh College Photography Department

About Edinburgh College Photography Department

Our BA (Hons) Professional Photography one-year top-up degree is unique to Scotland. The degree is taught at Edinburgh College and validated by Kingston University London. It is delivered in only one academic year and is open to applications who are progressing from a two-year HND in Photography. The course is designed to enable you to further develop your skills in contemporary and commissioned photography, preparing you for a future career within the Creative Industries. You will develop your creative potential as you immerse yourself in the art of professional photography and learn the wealth of skills needed to enter this fast-paced and competitive industry. This course is industry-linked and holds accreditation by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and is endorsed by the Association of Photographers. ​ You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers in state-of-the-art Edinburgh College photography studios including a drive-in facility suitable for shooting vehicles, advertising, and fashion. The equipment store contains an extensive range of industry-standard equipment available for loan including top-of-the-range cameras, lenses, and lighting. In-house colour-managed printing is available from our new Focal Point, a purpose-built digital printing and retouching lab. You will receive guest lectures from professionals in the industry, here you will make essential industry connections for your future career. Our ethos combines creativity and technical excellence to succeed in an ever-changing industry. This course is benchmarked by the achievements of our graduates, many of whom are multi-award winners in national and international photography competitions. Our successful graduates become employed, self-employed or progress on to postgraduate study.

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