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Creative Industries: Television HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Media, Faculty of Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 1 year

28th Aug 2017, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


If you are interested in television, this one year course allows you to specialise in camera, sound and lighting, including directing on location, location lighting, location sound and production management incorporating film, video, broadcast and editing.

You'll learn multi-camera TV studio techniques in our industry standard studio, allowing students to operate in a multi camera studio environment, covering roles such as Director, Vision Mixer, or Lighting and Camera Operator.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:


Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • NQ or NC Media: TV or equivalent SVQ; OR
  • Higher English plus two National 5 Qualifications (or equivalent); OR
  • Relevant television experience.


You'll be invited for a group and 1 to 1 interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject.

It will enhance your application if you can provide examples of your work.


What you study

You'll gain technical and practical experience in:

  • Camera.
  • Sound.
  • Lighting, including Location Lighting.
  • Location Sound.
  • Directing on Location.
  • Advanced Single Camera.
  • Editing and Production Management.

With these skills you'll create your own documentary, which you can then use as a showreel.

After the course


You'll be able to apply for university or for jobs within the industry.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

There might be an opportunity for successful students to progress to the HND Television Production course at City of Glasgow College but only if places are available and subject to conditions. 

You may also be able to apply for University.


How the course is taught

You'll have a variety of learning opportunities, from tutor led lectures to practical experience in our industry standard multi camera television studio, with three cameras, autocue, talkback, Tricaster virtual studio and industry standard studio gallery.

You'll also have access to our camera, lighting and sound location equipment.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment is employed on the course with students often assessed as they complete various roles, so a high level of attendance is vital.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome