SCQF Level 7
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

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 this 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
  • 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
Entry Requirements
  • Two Highers in relevant subjects such as English, Modern Studies, Politics, Media, Psychology at B grade or above 
  • Mature applicants with no formal qualifications who have appropriate experience and well-developed writing skills may be considered
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 6
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations and projects
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Progression to media courses at university level
Career Opportunities
  • Media journalism 
  • Advertising 
  • Public relations 
  • Marketing   
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 2/3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

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.” 


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