SCQF Level 6
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

This year-long course gives you the chance to take the first step into the world of professional broadcasting.  You will explore how TV and radio programmes are put together, the production processes, and creative decisions. 

Working in teams, you will tackle a range of practical projects that will enable you to build a basic production portfolio.  There is also an analytical component which will give you an overview of how the creative industries work and the kind of jobs that are available in those industries – you can start planning your future, confident that you have a broad-ranging foundation for further study in your chosen field.

Areas of study include television, video production, radio, sound, lighting, editing, scriptwriting, photography, animation, advertising, research skills and production management.  At the end of the year, you will have built a portfolio of work that will stand you in good stead when applying for further study at HNC/D level.

What You Will Learn
  • Making a Radio Programme 
  • Scriptwriting 
  • Understanding the Creative Process 
  • Advertising 
  • The Media Industry 
  • Video Production 
  • Video Editing 
  • Video Lighting 
  • Digital Photography 
Entry Requirements
  • Minimum of three passes at SCQF Level 5
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed through both practical, written and project-based assignments
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to attend and interview where you should bring examples of images, sound, recording or video 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HND Creative Industries Television 
  • HND Creative Industries Television (with Multi-Camera)
  • HND Audio Visual Technology 
  • HNC Radio 
  • HNC Media & Communications 
Career Opportunities
  • Runner 
  • Camera assistant 
  • Editor 
  • Vision mixer assistant 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 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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