SCQF Level 5
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview
If you want to work in the Creative Industries and are keen to study towards a degree or an entry level job, you will need a portfolio of production work. This 18 week January start course provides an ideal opportunity to explore various aspects of digital media while giving you the chance to build that all important portfolio in a range of subject areas.

You will study sound, digital moving and still images while learning how to operate high-end video cameras, editing techniques and digital software. You may want to work in the ever-expanding area of social media, and social networking is a key component of this course. In addition to this, you will study animation and the theory of television and film.

If you are enthusiastic about working in Digital Media but haven’t had the opportunity to gain the skills you need, this broad-ranging course will give you the chance to explore this area of study, and successful completion will allow you to progress to study at Higher level and on to HND. If you have been studying Digital Media at Level 4, this course is a natural progression to broaden your skillset and improve your portfolio.

The majority of our courses will be delivered online only for the beginning of 2021. A limited number of courses will have classes on campus. You will be contacted by your lecturer if your course will include any face-to-face classes on campus.

What You Will Learn
  • Intro to Social Media
  • Animation Skills
  • Digital Media Project
  • Intro to Digital Image Skills
  • Digital Media: Moving Images
  • Understanding the Film and Television Industry

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this course is mainly delivered online and we would advise that you have a computer that has good processing capabilities. However, it is also possible, government guidelines allowing, to come in to the building to use the computers that we have or apply for digital hardship funding or financial support to do this course.

Entry Requirements
  • There are no formal requirements but an interest in the digital, video and media industry is a must. 
  • minimum of three units at Level 4 preferably in a related area.
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
All applicants must complete and return a Student Information form to assess your level and interest in the course.
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • NC Media: Broadcast 
  • NC Media: Audio Visual 
  • Mature students with appropriate additional qualifications may be eligible to apply for study at HND level 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
This course is the first step towards working in the broadcast media industry as an assistant.
Number Of Days Per Week
Three days per week for 18 weeks.
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.” 

Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 25/01/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
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