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Broadcast Media & Photography

Creative Industries:Television (with Multi-Camera Operation) HND

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

The television industry is ever-changing; not only in the technology of production and distribution but also in content creation. This two-year course gives you practical experience working as a crew member on a range of programmes, developing a wealth of skills from directing, lighting, sound recording and camerawork to editing and post-production.  You will also study the creative industries in-depth to develop a critical and contextual awareness which will be reflected in your own productions. 


As you gain experience and confidence you will progress onto advanced production processes and techniques such as high definition camera operation, advanced editing and post-production, as well as work placement some of which is paid. There is also the opportunity to direct and crew multi-camera studio programmes in a purpose-built TV studio. You will work in various roles such as Director, Camera Operator, Sound Mixer, Lighting and Floor Manager in various productions giving you an understanding of each of the roles involved in Multi-Camera programme making. This will allow you to gain realistic experience, with the opportunity to direct your own programme. You will also have the opportunity to write and direct your own single-camera non-factual major project.  


During this course you will create a personal show-reel which you can use when applying for further study at a university level or when applying for an entry-level job in the creative industries.

What you will learn

  • Directing
  • Lighting
  • Sound Recording
  • Camerawork
  • Multi Camera
  • Editing and Post-Production
  • Production Skills
  • Audio Post Production for Video
  • Health and Safety
  • Directing Multi-Camera
  • Multi Camera Vision Mixing
  • Scripting
  • Work Placement
  • Graded Unit

Placement information

  • Commercial clients and Multi-Camera shoots with the BBC, SMRC, Scottish Gymnasticsand SWPL

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through practical and written assignments 
  • You will complete project work 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Two Highers or a relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6. It’s anticipated that you’ll already have had some background experience or practice in the creative arts
  • A portfolio of images photographs short film or animations
  • Direct entry to the second year of the course is possible if you have already obtained an HNC in Creative Industries Television

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You may be invited to attend an interview to assess your interest and level for this course 
  • Please bring copies of any certificates of education 
  • You will need a portfolio of work and/or a copy of your show reel 
  • Come prepared to talk about your favourite TV programme

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • PDA in Outside Broadcasting
  • Year three of BA (Hons) Television at Edinburgh Napier University 
  • Year two of their BA (Hons) Film and Media University of Stirling
  • Year three of their BA (Hons) Film and Media Queen Margaret University

Career options

  • A range of different career paths in the film television and media industries

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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