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Media and Communication HNC

(SCQF level 7)

, Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This wide-ranging and multi-faceted Media and Communication course will help you to develop a broad base of multi-platform media skills suitable for higher education and employment in the modern, convergent media and communications industries.

Each tutor has a wide variety of media experience, and you'll gain even more knowledge from expert media guest speakers, visits, field trips and professional workshops.

You’ll be continually assessed and will be working on industry relevant projects, in some cases for real clients.

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

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Higher English or Higher Media Studies at Grade C or above; OR
  • NC Media or related subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group pre-entry guidance session and individual interview where you’ll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.
  • You'll be given a short written exercise (around 200 words) so we can review your writing style, syntax, spelling and grammar.
  • You will also be asked to participate in a group exercise to allow us to review your communication skills.
  • It may also strengthen your application to provide evidence of relevant experience or activity in the subject area, e.g. blogging, podcasting, published work, involvement in school newspapers, magazines or radio stations, relevant work experience or volunteering etc. 

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You’ll study:

  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations Principles and Practice.
  • Radio and Video Production.
  • Introduction to the Creative Industries.
  • Photography.
  • Film Theory.
  • Pitching and Promoting.
  • Creative Writing.
  • Law.
  • Web Design.
  • Writing for the Media.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in journalism, television and radio production, video production, public relations and advertising.

Continuing Study

If you have successfully completed all 15 credits of the HNC programme, with minimum B at Graded Unit, you're encouraged to apply for year two entry to the HND Creative Industries: Media and Communication at the City of Glasgow College.

You could also consider courses at the following universities:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Queen Margaret University.
  • Robert Gordon University.
  • The University of Stirling.
  • Edinburgh Napier University.


How the course is taught

Teaching on this course employs a wide variety of experiences, from tutor-led lectures to individual and group work. You'll benefit from a variety of guest speakers and industry-based projects.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment methods are employed on this course, with a variety of open book, closed book, supervised and self directed assessments. This means there will be several assessments per week at busy times in the year.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome