SCQF Level 6
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

This 18-week course is for anyone who is interested in getting a start in all aspects of Media production, those looking to hone skills they already possess or anyone with a general interest in Creative Media. You may find that you are using online media more often or have an interesting idea for a podcast but are unsure where to start. You may be looking to get back into fulltime education and want to develop your skillset for application to university or college.


The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of media production in the three main areas of the industry – technical, production and creative. You will gain practical experience in storytelling, researching, planning and producing content for podcasts, websites, and social media. Through developing your own projects you’ll gain insight into the creative process and standard industry procedures with the eventual aim of acquiring a job in the industry.


This course will also appeal to anyone considering getting back into education after some time away, wanting to boost their CV, or looking for additional ways to enhance their application to university or college courses in related fields.

The course is delivered entirely online using the College’s virtual learning environment, Moodle, and Microsoft Teams. Course materials - lessons, resources and tasks - will be made available at the start of each week of the course, with a tutorial held later in the week.

What You Will Learn
  • The course will cover writing, editing and publishing online, story development for the creative industries, sound design and podcasting. You will also learn presentation skills and story analysis.
  • You will create an online portfolio, present a digital media story and develop a story into a podcast.
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need:

  • Internet access
  • A device on which you can access Microsoft Teams
  • Word-processing software. This can be online/cloud-based. If you have access to specialist software such as Celtx script writing software, you’ll find this useful but it isn’t mandatory.
  • A device on which you can record and edit media. This can be a smartphone or tablet, DSLR camera, digital recorder and free editing software. Again, if you have access to specialist software such as Premiere Pro/ Final Cut Pro you may find this useful for the final project, but it is not mandatory.
English Proficiency Requirements
  • Equivalent of Nat 5 English
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be set tasks as you work through the course, building towards a portfolio of work on which you will be assessed.
  • Each student will also receive a one-to-one tutorial with one of the lecturers towards the end of the course.
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • The College offers a range of complimentary short courses you might want to consider after doing this course, such as Online Film and Video Production and the campus-based Filmmaking for Screen.
  • You may also wish to consider a full-time course such as HND Creative Industries: Television or HNC Media and Communication.
  • Successful completion of the course would also support your existing qualifications if applying to university.
Number Of Days Per Week
  • The resources go up on a Monday at 5 pm and live session will be on a Thursday evening at 6 pm
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £420 Milton Road evening (year 1)
Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Group A - Milton Road Campus - Monday 30th August at 5:00 PM (2021)
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Monday 17/01/2022
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