The demand for creative content continues to grow strongly; Fact, Fiction, Music, News, Infotainment, Infomercial, Social Media and more. People love to be entertained and they feel better about less exciting day to day activities if information is engaging.

On this exciting introductory course you will learn how to create content that you will be proud of. You'll do this by understanding how the different technologies work; Sound, Picture, Moving Image, Graphics, Text etc. We'll show how you can get the best out of the creative and technical processes. Working in small groups on creative projects you'll pitch your ideas and the final output to the client.

You'll gain recognition for hard work, problem solving, working as an important member of a team. We encourage you to apply your talent and skills in a uniquely positive way. You will be assessed through completion of projects with a relatively small amount of written work that supports your practical activities.

  • Audio Visual Technologies including, Lighting, Camera, Sound
  • Creative approaches to content generation
  • Editing Audio and Video
  • Research, Pitching & Presenting
  • Planning, communication, numeracy, problem solving, team-work
  • Digital skills, employability skills
  • Starting in Semester 2 (February) This Short Full-time course lasts 18 weeks
  • You are normally timetabled in over 2-3 days.
  • You will also be expected to undertake study at home or on campus
  • You'll study and use equipment to create digital content for Radio, Television/ Video, Audio Production (Podcasting) and Social Media.

  • You will be acquiring technical experience and knowledge and skills across the three inter-connected areas. You'll also contribute to our BOOM Student Radio station too. Your content creation skills will increase significantly.

Internal Applicants
  • Successful Completion of Certificate: Broadcast Media and a Positive ILR

External Applicants
  • Three National 4 qualifications including English
  • Evidence of creativity or creative ambition
Depending on qualifications and experience courses are available at SCQF Level 6 and SCQF Level 7
Level 6
  • Broadcast Media at SCQF 6 or 
  • Sound Production at SCQF 6 or
  • Photography SCQF 6
Level 7
  • HNC Media & Communication
  • HNC Visual Communication
  • HNC Television (Screen)
  • HNC Sound Production
  • Junior Positions in the Broadcast Production Industry e.g. junior technology operator. (Audio-Visual)
  • Junior Content Creator
  • Freelance work
  • Some technical equipment will be supplied to enable you to create digital content.
  • Apply online
  • Applicants will take part in an information session and discussion.