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Media NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Media, Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course provides the knowledge and skills you'll need to kick-start your career in the creative media industries. The course is delivered by highly qualified lecturers who have a wealth of experience within the media industry. Highly practical, it prepares you for a wide variety of media occupations (please see the "After the Course" section, below, to find out more).

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including English; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

This is a very competitive course with a high number of applications. We encourage you to provide as much detail in your application as possible.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or 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 asked to complete a writing task to a brief which will be set on the day.
  • You will also be asked to participate in a group exercise to allow us to review your communications skills.

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:

  • Making Music Videos.
  • Presenting for Radio.
  • Presenting for TV.
  • Event Organisation.
  • Digital Media.

After the course


You may be able to progress to junior level posts in the Media Industry.

Continuing Study

It is possible for successful students to progress to a range of course within the college, such as HNC Media, HNC Media with Journalism, HND Practical Journalism, HNC/D Creative Industries: Television and HNC Creative Industries: Radio.

Any application will be subject to places being available and certain conditions.


How the course is taught

Teaching on this course employs a wide variety of experiences, from tutor-led lectures to individual and group work. Emphasis will be placed on an individual student-centred approach to learning. You'll benefit from a variety of guest speakers and industry-based projects.

The course is taught through a mixture of online and in-college teaching, with Zoom the primary platform for online learning. This is delivered through a variety of approaches, from tutor delivery to breakout rooms and one to one delivery, incorporating a variety of presentations, quizzes and discussions.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be continuous with a variety of supervised open book assessments. This means that several assessments may be issued during busy weeks of the year.

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