SCQF Level 8
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

Do you have the creative potential to write, direct and produce for television? The television industry is undergoing fast and dramatic changes not only in the technology of production and distribution but also in content creation and the very form of the medium itself. On the HND Creative Industries Television course at Milton Road Campus, you will receive extensive and comprehensive instruction across the creative, technical and production aspects of the TV industry, gaining a solid grounding in the basic principles that will enable you to decide on a choice of career and to steer your way through this complex and demanding field which is constantly evolving. 

We provide instruction in the technical skills of the camera and sound acquisition, lighting, editing and colour correction, motion graphics and audio post-production using HD and solid-state equipment. You will learn to write and direct in a variety of genres and styles, both factual and dramatic. You will acquire skills of criticism and research that will give you a solid grounding for progression onto a university honours degree and employment. In addition, you will produce a range of short programmes that will give you a practical understanding of television production and enable you to compile an impressive show-reel, one that will aid you in achieving your first steps into this exciting industry.

What You Will Learn
  • Directing
  • Writing
  • Programme & Film production
  • Camera (JVC GY-HM600, Sony NEX-EA50, Blackmagic Cinema, Sony FS5, prime lenses)
  • Sound Recording (Sennheiser & Rode gun & radio mics. SQN, Sony & Zoom mixers)
  • Lighting (Dedo, Kelvin Tile, LED panel & Redhead kits)
  • Editing (FCPX, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve)
  • Video Compositing & Motion Graphics (Adobe Photoshop & After Effects)
  • Audio Postproduction (5:1 Pyramix suite)
  • Law in the Communications Industry
  • Work Experience
Entry Requirements
  • Two Highers or three units at Higher Level from digital media-related subjects
  • Communication and Numeracy at SCQF Level 5
  • If you have relevant work and life experience, we also welcome you to apply and attend an interview
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed through practical and written assignments
  • You will complete project work and associated paperwork




Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Formal articulation agreement for a limited number of places at Napier University BA (Hons) Television, subject to application and interview.

Former students have also progressed onto Television and Film degree courses across the UK, including:

  • Edinburgh College - PDA in Outside Broadcasting in Multicamera Productions  
  • Edinburgh Napier University -  BSc ( Honours ) Digital Media and Interactive Design   
  • Glasgow Caledonian University - BSc ( Honours ) Digital Design 
  • Queen Margaret University- BA ( Honours ) Film and Media 
  • University of Stirling - BA ( Honours ) Film and Media  
  • Ravensborne London - BSc (Honours) Digital Television Technology 
  • The University of the West of Scotland - BA (Honours) in Broadcast Production tv and radio 
  • Bournemouth University - BA (Honours) Television Production 
  • University of Westminster - Television Production BA Honours  
Career Opportunities
  • Director 
  • Sound producer 
  • Editor 
  • Independent documentary producer 
  • Scriptwriter
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 or 4 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

Three Scottish Bafta winners graduated from this course and have forged successful careers in this industry. One of the students, Garry Fraser, was a second unit director on Trainspotting 2.

Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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