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Audio Visual Technology HND

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Audio Visual Technology HND is a unique course designed to teach you about the dynamic and cutting-edge developments within this creative industry. You will learn a wide set of employability and technical skills across various platforms and have access to Edinburgh College state-of-the-art broadcast media facilities including; TV studios, green-screen rooms and access to top-of-the-range cameras, microphones and recording equipment.

Explore the skills you will need to progress to a job as an audio-visual technician and learn how to provide technological, sound and visual support for various corporations. These skills can also be used to progress to a career in the film or TV sector. Edinburgh College has good relationships with a range of media companies and an integral part of the course is to do a work placement.  This could be outside the college or with one of our commercial partnerships such as BBC, SMRC, Scottish Gymnastics, SWPL. Work placements give you the opportunity to develop and showcase your skills and build a CV and showreel which can be used to progress to employment or further study at a degree level.

You will be introduced to the audiovisual industry and learn skills in; Video Production, Lighting, Editing, Camera Operation and Sound, Television Production, Audio Visual Systems and Multimedia and Motion Graphics. Explore the different systems used in the audiovisual industry and produce creative and technically innovative projects as you complete units in Animation, Web Design and Sound.

What you will learn

  • Sound Production: Sound Reinforcement
  • Multi Media Computing
  • Camera an Introduction
  • Sound an Introduction
  • Lighting an Introduction
  • Editing an Introduction
  • Social Videography
  • Intro to AV Technology
  • Animation for AV Graded Unit 1
  • Sound Production: Multi-Track Editing Own Programme
  • Multi Camera Production: Support Roles
  • Multi Camera: Vision Mixing
  • Work Experience
  • Audio Visual Systems
  • News Gathering
  • Web Design Project
  • Advanced Compositing
  • Motion Graphics Graded Unit 2

Placement information

  • Possible work experience on live shoots with SMRC, Scottish Gymnastics, BBC, Scottish Women's football
  • Videos for Commercial clients
  • ECTV  

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through both practical and written assignments 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two Highers at C or above (preferably in English, a Science or Mathematics) or successful completion of a relevant NC qualification at SCQF Level 6

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

"Questionnaire and Written task "document is sent to the applicants. This also asks you for examples of your creative work which can be provided through a link to your site.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Edinburgh College - PDA in Outside Broadcasting in Multicamera Productions 
  • Edinburgh Napier University - BA ( Honours ) Television
  • 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 - BSc (Hons) Digital Television Technology
  • University of the West of Scotland - BA hons in Broadcast Production tv and radio
  •  Bournemouth University - BA (Hons) Television Production |
  • University of Westminster - Television Production BA Honours - Courses 

Career options

  • Audio Visual Technician 

Broadcast Media

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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