CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION HNC
SCQF Level 7
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview
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 The HNC Creative Industries:Media and Communication can be used as an access route to degree level study and is an acceptable entry qualification to a wide  range of degree courses. Many of our previous students have found employment directly in the fields of journalism, the media, advertising, public relations, marketing and related industries.

The ability to communicate with a range of people and knowledge and understanding of how to handle the media of communication are crucial for a wide variety of careers. This course provides you with the necessary skills you will need in these area of employment.

The aim of the course is to consolidate vocational skills by studying a range of subjects including Writing for the Media, The Advertising Industry, Media Analysis, Creative Writing for Vocational Purposes and Interviewing Skills. This will allow you to decide where your strengths and perhaps your future career lie.

What You Will Learn
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You will study:


Writing for the Media

The Advertising Industry

Creative Writing for Vocational Purposes

Interviewing Skills

Research Skills 

Meeting Skills

Law and the Media

Media Analysis: Advertisements

The Media: Feature and Trends

Script Writing for radio

Film Theory

Correcting Creative Texts

Narrative and Genre in Comics and Animation



Placement Information
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No placement
Entry Requirements
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  • Two Highers in relevant subjects such as English, Modern Studies, Politics, Media, Psychology in B above 
  • Mature applicants with no  formal qualifications who have appropriate experience and well developed  writing skills may be considered 
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 6
How the course is assessed
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  • You will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations and projects
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • Progression to media courses at university level  
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • Media journalism 
  • Advertising 
  • Public relations 
  • Marketing  
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • 2 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Student Stories
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A pair of Edinburgh College Broadcast Media students have won a national one-minute film competition organised by the Scottish Parliament to celebrate 20 years of devolution. 

Students Lewis Gillespie and Robbie Crawford were tasked with coming up with an idea for a one-minute film that best encapsulated the theme: What 20 years of the Scottish Parliament and decision taking in Scotland, for Scotland, has meant for my region. The brief was to create a range of concise and punchy local stories, reflections and opinions, not just about the Parliament, but also about the impact of making decisions and laws in Scotland. Lewis Gillespie said:  

“Taking part in this initiative has been an amazing experience and I’m really proud of the work Robbie and I have produced so far. I can’t wait to start developing our ideas further as we work towards creating the final film.” 

Robbie Crawford said:  

“It feels fantastic to get to the point where our project has been commissioned. We’ve worked really hard putting our proposal together and it feels great to have all that hard work rewarded.” 

Read more of our student stories here
Start Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 31/08/2020
End Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 18/06/2021
Course Delivery
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