SCQF Level 8
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

If you`re looking to pursue a career in television or film production this two-year course is ideal. You will gain invaluable practical experience working as a crew-member on a range of programmes, developing a wealth of craft skills from directing, lighting, sound recording and camerawork, to editing and post-production. You will also study the creative industries in depth to develop a critical and contextual awareness which will be reflected in your own productions. 

As you gain experience and confidence you will progress onto advanced production processes and techniques such as high definition camera operation, advanced editing and post-production, as well as work placement. There is also the opportunity to direct and crew multi-camera studio programmes in a purpose built studio. This will allow you to gain realistic experience, with the chance to select either a factual or non-factual specialisation to direct your own single-camera major project. 

This wide variety of experience will culminate in your personal show-reel which will ensure you are well-placed for further degree-level studies in production and related areas or give you the opportunity to be able to gain an entry level job in the Creative Industries.

What You Will Learn
  • Directing
  • Lighting
  • Sound recording 
  • Camerawork 
  • Editing and post production
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum of 2 Highers or a relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6. It’s anticipated that you’ll already have had some background experience or practice in the creative arts
  • A portfolio of images photographs short film or animations
  • Direct entry to the second year of the course is possible if you’ve already obtained an HNC in Creative Industries Television
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Written practical and project work
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements

  • Copies of any certificates of education
  • A portfolio of work and/or a copy of your showreel
  • Come prepared to talk about your favourite TV programme

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • This true variety of experience will allow you to produce a personal show-reel and will make sure you’re well-placed for further degree-level studies in production and related areas
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • A range of different career paths in the film television and media industries Further studies at degree-level such Year 3 of BA (Hons) Television at Edinburgh Napier University or for entry to the University of Stirling or Queen Margaret University for Year 2 of their BA (Hons) Film and Media degrees
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  • 3
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