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Stills School is an alternative photography school for 16-25 year olds.


Contact is an introductory photography course that will teach you basic photography skills as well as encourage you to develop your own projects. Whether you prefer darkrooms, digital or moving image we’ll make sure you feel confident using your new skills.

During Contact you will have the option to develop skills in the following areas:
- Camera handling skills (digital and analogue)
- Film-processing and darkroom printing
- Experimental processes 
- Digital post production with Photoshop

In a small group you will learn about different photographers and be supported to find your own style. All materials and equipment are provided. 

Stills offers the Bronze Arts Award with Contact, verified by Trinity College London so there is the option to get accreditation with the course. 

The school is free and travel expenses can be reimbursed. 




Friday 12 April - Friday 31 May, 11am - 2pm (8 weeks) APPLICATIONS CLOSED 

MONDAY 14 - FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 11am - 4pm (week-long). Applications open 1 September. See below for how to apply.

Friday 1 November - Friday 20 December, 11am - 2pm (8 weeks) Applications open 20 September 

Monday 10 - Friday 14 February 2020, 11am - 4pm (week-long). Applications open 20 December 




Stills School is free for young people who face barriers to participating in the arts. To take part you must either be out of education and employment or face financial, social or health related barriers. Not sure what that means? Get in touch. Contact details below. 




Applications for Contact running 12 April - 31 May are now closed. 

Applications for Contact running 14 - 19 October will open on 1st September. 



Once you have completed Contact there will be the opportunity to progress onto the Academy.

The Academy provides the opportunity to further develop your practice over a 4-month period. Through a programme of practical and critcal sessions you will work with Stills Academy tutors and visiting artists to produce a body of work that you can be proud of. 

There will also be the opportunity to exhibit in Stills.

Entry to the Academy is strictly though Contact. The Academy runs twice a year; Winter/Spring and Autumn/Winter.




If you want to hear about application dates, ask us a question or find out if this is the right thing for you give us a call, send an email or pop in and have a look around.
0131 622 6200



Stills School is generously supported by Baillie Gifford Investment Bankers, The Robertson Trust and the Gannochy Trust                                            

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