Creative Photography & Digital Arts (Fastrack)

This course is ideal for those who want to build on their artistic skills and understanding in preparation for study at a higher level.


Why take this course?

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.

What you will experience

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:

  • National Progression Award in Photography (SQCF Level 5)
  • National Progression Award in Art & Design: Digital Media (SQCF Level 5)
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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
19 Weeks

Entry requirements

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Successful completion of the course could allow progression to SCQF Level 6 courses, for example:



Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
February 2020
19 Weeks
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.