COURSE INFORMATION

Media and Communications Industries reflect and influence society and the world around us. This course is for people passionate about opportunities to influence others via the creation of media content. Writer? Blogger? Vlogger? Podcaster? Got your own stories to tell, news to share, or opinions to discuss? Want to join the debate or lead it? This course gives you the creative production skills to get your own or your employer’s messages to a wider audience effectively.

Whether it’s researching and writing copy for print and/or digital distribution, or creating content for multi-platform destinations such as radio, internet, or broadcast, you will learn and develop a broad range of skills that are essential to the communication industries and the wider world of work in the creative economy.

You’ll work in small production teams in specific roles where teamwork and problem solving are crucial to achieving the high production values required. In the fast-paced communication industries you will be expected to be able to multi-task and perform in multiple roles. Successful students completing this course will be awarded HNC: Creative Industries: Media and Communication.

You will be assessed by a combination of practical projects and written work. There will be screenings, guest lecturers, and seminars. Bring your curiosity, ideas and creativity; we’ll add skills, expertise and opportunities to develop your talents further.

  • One year full-time
  • Complex oral presentation
  • Podcasting
  • Video Production
  • Radio Production
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Writing for the media
  • The media: features and trends
  • English language skills: correcting creative text
  • Creative industries: an introduction
  • Law and the media
  • Research skills
  • Creative industries: Media and Communication: Graded Unit 1

One of the following:

  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Creative and Digital Media SCQF Level 6 plus a National 5 at Grade C or above in English or Music
  • One Higher at Grade C or above from English, Media Studies, or Politics
  • National Certificate: Creative Industries: Broadcast Media SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Photography SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

PLUS

  • A short show-reel or online portfolio would be an advantage
  • 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
  • You will be required to demonstrate a passion for communication and writing, as well as evidence of creativity and/or associated technical production skills
  • Related HNDs
  • BA Media and Communications or Media Production/Media Studies
  • BA Communication and Media
  • Media production
  • Promotion
  • Public relations
  • Digital marketing and promotion
  • Social media
  • Content manager/creator
  • Blogger
  • Vlogger
  • Podcaster
  • Digital content creator
  • Portable hard drive
  • USB memory stick
  • 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