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Creative Industries: Television HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Media, Creative Industries

Mode of Study


Start Date

29th Aug 2022, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

    This course develops the skills you need for television production.  The course will focus on the creative and practical skills required in single camera and studio production, while supporting practical experience of camera, sound, lighting, directing, editing and production management.  

    This creative, learner-focused course is delivered by highly professional teaching staff, with significant development and production experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

    You will learn in our state-of-the-art television studio developing valuable skills in a multi-camera environment and also take part in industry-led single-camera projects in both factual and corporate production using industry-standard production tools and in partnership with post-production specialists Arteus.  

    If your application is successful you can apply for the STV and Royal Television Society (RTS) undergraduate bursary scheme.  In addition to funding, students attend networking and industry insight events, receive work placements and mentoring sessions, as well as the opportunity to establish a network of industry contacts.

    On completion of the course, you will be awarded an HNC Creative Industries Television (SCQF Level 7) and you may be eligible for direct entry into the second year of HND Creative Industries Television (SCQF Level 8).

    After successfully completing the HND you can apply for our BA (Hons) Television course to gain an Honours degree after a further two years of study.  Television is a competitive industry and progression to each course reflects that industry reality.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. 


    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • Higher English at Grade C or above AND Two National 5 qualifications; OR
    • NC Media; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.
    • It will enhance your application if you can provide examples of your work.

    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 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 jobs within the industry.

    Continuing Study

    If you successfully complete the course you may be able to progress to the HND Television Production course at City of Glasgow College.  You may also be able to apply to 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.  

    Some of the course is likely to be delivered online in virtual classrooms and using industry software.

    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:
      29th Aug 2022, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome