SCQF Level 5
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

This course is ideal for people who want to enhance their post-production, editing and animated graphics effects on their videos. Ideally, you should already have the ability to edit video on Premiere or Final Cut ProX. This course will develop your knowledge and skills through layering and integrating still images, graphics text and colour correction in animated motion for video.


This short course will appeal to anyone who is keen on video editing, possibly with a view to enhancing your content on a YouTube channel, or to a video creator who wants to work in Visual Effects.


If you have a background in art or graphic design, this course is a useful addition to your skillset.  

Basic knowledge of computing is essential, and a familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere would be desirable. 


It will provide a key insight into video post-production, providing the basic knowledge that will enable you to generate visual FX, introducing you to the different FX available, how the interface works and what the tools are.  


 By the end of this introductory course, you will gain the knowledge and skills using the After Effects Platform to generate animated text, objects and environments.  

What You Will Learn
  • 2D Motion and Animation 
  • Images and Type 
  • After Effects Techniques for Post-Production 
Entry Requirements
  • Basic skills in video capture and editing
How the course is assessed
  • There is no formal assessment
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Progression onto other Broadcast Media & Photography full-time or other short courses 
Career Opportunities
  • Editing and postproduction assistant 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 evening per week (Tuesday evening 6pm - 8.30pm)  
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.” 


Read more of our student stories here.

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Edinburgh College is proud of what our students achieve at college and beyond. While they’re with us they develop all the skills, knowledge and experience they need to excel in whatever they go on to do, in employment or further studies. Read our inspirational student stories and learn about their journeys to success​...READ MORE​

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