• Photography and Media

    Film and Broadcasting

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Explore the Film and Broadcasting Level 6 course, your gateway to the captivating world of media. In this course, you may uncover the perfect blend of technical expertise and theoretical knowledge needed for a thriving career in the fast-paced media industry. Discover how to bring your passion for media to life while gaining valuable skills.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you must have a genuine interest in media and be able to discuss your interests and aspirations.

Your application would also benefit from four National 5s or equivalent qualifications OR a relevant course at SCQF Level 5, such as Access to Film and Broadcasting If you don’t have formal qualifications but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please do apply.

Successful applicants will be invited to bring along a sample of their work to an interview with us, for discussion and a further sample of your written work, like research into a job role in the industry should be prepared, but we’ll send more details when we have your application.


Course Content

In this course you’ll work to high standards and deadlines, often within a team.

Here’s just some of what you may be doing:

  • explore creating media content, from planning and research, through to production. You’ll look in detail at existing media content, analysing how people and events are represented and examining it for signs of discrimination or bias.
  • analyse films from a range of genres and explore the film industry.
  • develop skills in scriptwriting, learning to format scripts for film, TV and radio.
  • study media photography, looking at the key areas of fashion, sport and reportage, then taking your own photographs.
  • look at radio production, in particular radio drama, and will work in a team to write, act, record and edit your own programme.
  • look at feature writing, exploring the key components of a good feature and producing your own article for print.
  • look at advertising, including how ad agencies operate. You’ll analyse professional ads in video, radio and print format, and work in a team to produce your own ad.

And like all our media students, you may have the chance to:

  • Take part in live projects.
  • Be involved in the Annual End of Year Show which features work from all creative departments.
  • Take part in our informal Short Film Awards Ceremony where we screen the best short films from the year.
  • Hear top tips on how to get started in a media career from leading employers such as the BBC, STV and advertising agencies.

Next Step and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you may have the opportunity to: 

  • progress to HNC Media Analysis and Production 
  • begin your career with an apprenticeship in a media organisation, such as the BBC 
  • explore various career options, including Writer, Researcher, Broadcast Journalist, Editorial Assistant, TV/Radio/Film Producer, and Video Content Producer 

With additional qualifications, you may have the opportunity to consider pursuing a degree programme in Broadcast Production, Filmmaking, and Screenwriting at UWS or explore media courses at universities like Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Stirling, Queen Margaret, or Edinburgh Napier. 

Why Choose This Course?

By choosing the Film and Broadcasting Level 6 course, you will gain an array of valuable skills and experiences. These include creating media content, critical analysis, scriptwriting, photography, radio production, feature writing, and advertising. These skills are not only beneficial for media but also transferable to various careers, enhancing your life, learning, and work.

Ready to start your journey in the media industry? Apply now or reach out for more information on the application process or to discuss your aspirations.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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