HNC Creative Industries: Radio

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you`re looking to work in the radio industry. The course will teach you the practical skills you need working in professional purpose-built digital radio studios. You`ll gain a foundation in a wide variety of essential areas including Broadcasting, Interviewing, Music Programming, Digital Operations, Newsroom Operations and Radio Commercials Production. Digital Production and Digital Post Production are also key features of this course.

You`ll have the exciting opportunity to broadcast regularly on the college radio station giving you real hands-on experience. You`ll also benefit from industry-related talks and visits from Forth FM STudios and the BBC  which ensure the course is up-to-date and relevant to the radio industry of today.  The course has close ties with the Bauer academy , which is run by The bauer group owners of Forth, Cylde and Kerrange.  

This true variety of relevant learning is exactly what you need to enter the radio industry seriously enhancing your employment prospects. You`ll be particularly well-placed to progress onto degree-level studies to enhance your prospects even further in a variety of creative courses. You`ll also be perfectly able to run your own podcast or online shows.

Course Content

  • Broadcasting
  • Interviewing
  • Music Programming
  • Digital Operations
  • Newsroom Operations
  • Radio Commercials Production
  • Digital Production
  • Digital Post Production

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 2 Highers or relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6.

Career Opportunities

  • Employment in the radio industryDegree-level studies in related areasFuture HN studies such as HND in Radio Broadcasting sound Production Film and TV

Progression Routes

  • HND or year 2 University

Success Stories

Alumni of the course have gone on to work at Forth, Capital and the BBC.  It includes the current Forth 1 breakfast show producer and the producer of the Radio 1 Phil Taggert show.


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For further information please contact the College t: 0131 669 4400