COURSE INFORMATION

Do you have a passion for listening to Radio or Podcasts or watching Vloggers & YouTubers? Do you want to create engaging content for people like you? Join us on this 2 year HND and develop your work-ready skills in our professional studios.

The course will also show you how create, market and monetise audio-visual content for YouTube and other platforms including Vlogs, Reviews, Gaming Commentary and walkthroughs. There is also Green Screen resources creative purposes.

Creative writing is also supported through extra-curricular activities and we are honoured to have the support of Ian Rankin through his scholarship. Students from journalism, radio and broadcast are invited to enter this prestigious award.

  • Radio Production Skills
  • Social Media Production Skills
  • Podcasting Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Single and Multiplatform Content Generation Skills
  • Teamworking
  • Problem Solving
  • Networking Skills
  • Graphic, Text, Image, Video, Audio editing Skills
  • Presenting and Voice Skills
  • Two years full-time
  • Radio music programme production
  • Podcasting
  • Visual communication: social media
  • Interviewing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Working in radio
  • Digital editing with Adobe Audition
  • Audio-visual editing with Adobe Premier and After Effects
  • Scriptwriting
  • Producing online content
  • Law, ethics, compliance and the media
  • Music scheduling
  • Creative sound production
  • Branding and imaging
  • Magazine programme production

Work experience

  • As part of the course you will regularly broadcast via BOOM Radio and you may also have opportunities to undertake a work placement with local independent or community radio stations in a variety of posts

One of the following:

  • Two Highers from English, Modern Studies, or Media at Grade C or above plus two National 5s at Grade C or above ideally from Media or Music/Music Technology, Drama etc.
  • National Certificate: Creative Industries: Broadcast Media SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Sound Production SCQF Level 6
  • Other qualifications including creative or science/ social science courses at SCQF Level 6
  • Mature students will be considered on an individual basis taking into account previous qualifications and experience
  • For direct entry to year 2 you must have achieved HNC Creative Industries: Radio
  • This course is endorsed by the University of Sunderland for progression to their their BA (Hons) Media Production (Stage 3) course.
  • Fife College has defined articulation routes in place for this course
  • Presenter
  • Researcher
  • Radiojournalist
  • Reporter
  • Freelance work
  • Commercialproducer
  • Podcaster
  • Vlogger
  • Closed Back Headphones (£50-£100)
  • USB 3.0 Flash-drive (minimum 16 Gigabyte, £5 or more)
  • and/ or Portable Hard-Drive suggested 120Gb SSD approx £25+
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise – ideally with a show-reel or portfolio of audio/media work