Focus On: Media, Communication & TV

Find out all you need to know about studying Media, Communication & TV at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Media, Communications & TV at NESCol.

Careers

A fast-paced, continuously changing and evolving industry.

Courses

Learn from a team with experience in both technical and creative roles.

Talk to the Team

Our team can answer your questions!

Media, Communication and TV courses provide training in production and theory, enhancing  employability within the media and other related industries.

The College is an AVID learning partner and is the only college north of the central belt approved to deliver approved AVID industry training courses. Our courses can equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in this diverse and exciting field.

Therefore, if you have a passion to enter the media industry and think you have what it takes in this fast paced and dynamic field, start your journey with us.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Media, Communications & TV at NESCol.

Paul studied Creative Media (SCQF level 6) before progressing to HND Creative Industries TV, which he has just completed.

Rob studied HND Media & Communication at NESCol before progressing into year 3 of BA (Hons) Public Relations at RGU. He now works for Total Media, an advertising agency in London.

Andrew MacLellan

Andrew MacLellan

Media, Communication & TV

HND Creative Industries: TV

“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.”

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Careers

The ever-growing media sector offers a huge range of career opportunities, whether you aspire to work with video, print, photography or audio and want to develop your skills as a content developer, editor, director or presenter.

99,000

Creative Industries jobs in Scotland. Up 5% by 2029.

Creative Industries: TV

Creative Industries: TV courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Broadcasting/Audio-visual
  • Equipment Operator
  • Camera Operator
  • TV/Film Editor
  • TV/Film Producer
  • TV/Film Director
  • TV Runner
  • TV Researcher

Media

Other courses in this area offer a diverse range of career opportunities in the media and communications field, including:

  • Public Relations Professional
  • Marketing Professional
  • Market Researcher
  • Social Media Professional
  • Advertising Accounts Manager
  • Journalist
  • Radio presenter
  • Writer
  • Editor (of print or online publication)
Statistics Source: Skills Development Scotland Sector Skills Assessment 2019

Courses

Based at Aberdeen City Campus you will have access to excellent pre and post-production facilities. These include a fully functional television studio (with green screen capability), Radio Studio, Photography studios and industry-standard, post-production
facilities.
In addition, you will have opportunities to collaborate with a host of other disciplines.

Study full-time

Study Media, Communication & TV full-time. Applications are open now!

Study in Aberdeen

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Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

Talk to the Team

On Wednesday we’re hosting an online open session to provide all the information you need on opportunities in computing. Our experts will be on hand from 3-5pm to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call-back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to. If you can’t join us on the day, we’ll get back to you at a time that suits.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!