SCQF Level 5
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview
This short course will provide you with technical skills and an understanding of how the media industries work.

The areas covered include audio acquisition and editing, and working with video and digital imaging. This will give you a range of experience and skills that you need to progress to a Higher level course. Team working is core to the media industries, and you will have the opportunity to work as part of a group of like-minded people to produce a range of media and start putting together a portfolio of your work.

The Media Industries are very much a growth area and provide a significant contribution to the UK economy. This course offers you a chance to research the many jobs that are part of that economy so you can begin to consider what area of work you might be interested in.

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
  • Understanding the Film and Television Industry
  • Intro to Digital Still and Moving Images 
  • Digital Media Job Opportunities 
  • Basic Video Camera Operations
  • Introduction to Radio and audio recording
Entry Requirements
  • There are no formal requirements but an interest in the digital, video and media industry is a must.
  • You should already be working at SCQF Level 4 and have a proven interest in the Media Industries.
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.” 

Robbie Crawford said:  

“It feels fantastic to get to the point where our project has been commissioned. We’ve worked really hard putting our proposal together and it feels great to have all that hard work rewarded.” 

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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