ONLINE WRITING FOR MEDIA
SCQF Level 6
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview
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This course is for anyone interested in writing for different types of media. 
Perhaps you have a flair for writing and want to explore different employment fields in which you could use your writing skills. Perhaps you want to rekindle a passion for writing, or discover a new and fulfilling hobby. You might be finding yourself using more online, audio-visual and social media as part of your existing job and want to learn more about it. Maybe you have a story you’re bursting to tell and want to find the right medium for it. Or maybe you just want to give podcasts, screenplays and feature articles a go. 


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 live tutorial held later in the week. Each student will also receive a one-to-one tutorial with one of the lecturers towards the end of the course. 
 

What You Will Learn
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  • The course will cover writing, editing and publishing online, and scriptwriting for radio, podcast, television and film.
  • We’ll explore the role of storytelling in the creative industries, narrative, techniques of storytelling in different media, formatting for different texts, and you’ll develop one of your pieces into a finished media production.
     
Entry Requirements
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There are no set 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 scriptwriting 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 smart phone 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
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  • Equivalent of Nat 5 English
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • You will be set tasks as you work through the course, building towards a portfolio of work on which you will be assessed. 
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • 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
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  • Tutorial time 2 hours per week
  • Additional lesson materials and study time approximately 6-8 hours.
  • Duration 18 weeks
     
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Fee: £420 Milton Road evening (year 1)
Start Date and Time
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Evening

This course will start on…
  • Group A - Milton Road Campus - Saturday 4th September at 11:00 AM (2021)
End Date
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Evening

This course will end on...
  • Saturday 22/01/2022
Course Delivery
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