- A minimum of 3 passes at National 5 level or equivalent
- For those returning to education, life skills and experience may allow entry.
SCQF Level 6
28 Aug 2023
In the next few years, it is expected that job creation in the Creative Industries will be greater than in the general labour market. Companies across all business sectors are looking to fully exploit the potential presented by the fast paced, dynamic and constantly evolving digital world.
The Creative Media course is primarily a practical course. However, research, regulation and understanding the industry are important considerations in any pre-production planning and the course also covers those areas.
You will be introduced to a range of audio, video and visual digital skills and learn using Industry-standard software and equipment.
Over the year you will plan and produce:
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
SQA units in a range of Media disciplines (SCQF Level 6).
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
Successful completion of Creative Media offers progression to advanced level courses. Depending on personal interest, there could be other possibilities across College.
Further study at advanced level may allow university progression.
Opportunities for trainee positions are available throughout the TV, film and media industries. Typical roles might include:
“I think College is an excellent next step as although you have moved on from school and enjoy learning in an adult environment, the class sizes are still small so you really get to know your fellow students. I just felt so much better prepared for Uni having been at College. I don’t know if I would have stuck it out if I’d gone there straight from school to be honest as it is quite a big jump. My NESCol experience undoubtedly gave me the confidence to manage the demands of the degree.”
“The course provides you the skills to communicate whatever it is that you’re trying to sell. It’s been fantastic. It gives you a really supportive environment – especially if you are coming back into the world of education from work. That’s the route that I took and it’s been really fantastic in that regard. But if you’re a school leaver as well, College gives you practical skills alongside the theory that you’re learning, so even if you decide not to go to uni, you’ve got those skills there and you can utilise them to go into work. It’s really, really valuable in that way.”
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“The lecturers are genuine professionals and have endless experience within the industry. They also come from quite impressive backgrounds which is inspiring. Also, I must say, the college doesn’t hold back when it comes to buying the best equipment – it’s actually as good as the equipment I work with now.”
“I will always cherish my time at North East Scotland College. Over two years I was introduced to the key skills behind the production of Film and Television; skills that I still use and value to this day, such as camera operation and video editing. We received great mentorship from our lecturers, all of whom were experienced in their field and highly knowledgeable. The course really encouraged your creativity, getting to create short films, music videos and even a multi-camera live show, on a weekly basis. It was a lot of fun.”
“This course will benefit you in more ways than one and the lecturers are some of the best people you’ll get to meet.”
“I have grown as a person. I loved my time at NESCol, being around like-minded people, collaborating with them and focusing on my passion.”
“The HND is an excellent hands-on grounding in Media & Communications and has taught me so much about the industry. As well as learning the theory, the course allows you to gain practical experience which is invaluable for progressing your career.”
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You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the ‘Apply Online’ button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
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