Catriona Grant talks about the programme.
Edinburgh College of Art

Our course and the facilities we have are quite unusual nowadays for a photography course, we’re running analogue facilities alongside digital. Working with analogue gives you fantastic grounding in how photography actually works and it's also applicable to digital technologies too.

Outline

Our programme takes a broad-based view of the medium and encompasses a wide range of practice including fine art, editorial, documentary, video installation.    

These approaches take place with reference to relevant historical and contemporary practitioners and you will be exploring and discussing their work in detail.

Through a combination of set and self-initiated projects you are given the opportunity for personal expression and exploration of ideas along with acquiring those extensive skills needed to function as a sophisticated professional practitioner. We will give you extensive instruction in both digital and analogue photographic techniques, which significantly contributes to your ability to produce insightful, challenging work.

Expert staff

Programme staff are acknowledged experts in their fields and have exhibited and published work internationally. It is also important to point out that photography functions very much within the wider context of the School of Art and that consequently you will benefit from the expertise of a wide range of teaching practitioners and visiting lecturers.

 

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to prosper at the highest levels in art and commercial practice, winning a host of prestigious international prizes and awards. Curatorial practice and a range of opportunities in the creative arts, education and media are also inspiring possibilities as career paths.


How to apply and entrance requirements

If you'd like to study on an undergraduate programme at Edinburgh College of Art, you must apply through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. You can find out how to do this on the University of Edinburgh website, where you'll also be able to

  • see detailed entrance requirements for each programme on the Degree Finder
  • get information on what to expect after you apply
  • find out about fees
  • find out where to go for further advice and guidance

Take me to the University of Edinburgh website on how to apply for undergraduate

If you’re applying to study on one of our Art or Design degree programmes, you’ll also be required to submit a mini portfolio. Our application guide explains what you need to submit and by when.

Art & Design: How to Apply application guide (PDF)

If you have any questions about the application process, our Undergraduate Admissions Office will be happy to help you.

Email the Undergraduate Admissions Office: CAHSS.UGAdmissions@ed.ac.uk


Staff

Catriona Grant

Programme Director - Photography

Email: c.grant@ed.ac.uk


Facilities and resources

Carving and mould-making facilities, a ceramics kiln, and casting amenities for bronze and aluminium.

Welding torches, a forge, forming and shaping tools, and a 1-ton gantry crane with access to main workshop areas.

A range of cameras, a full-length portraiture studio, analogue and digital darkrooms, and image editing facilities.

Woodworking tools and machinery, including laser cutters, a vacuum former, and a 3D scanner and printer.


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Contact

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Undergraduate Admissions Office

Email: CAHSS.UGAdmissions@ed.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3565