• Photography and Media

    NPA Digital Media with Film-making

  • Eligible Schools

    East/North/South Ayrshire

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday

    2.00 - 4.00

  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

Who is the Course for

Wannabe Film/TV writers, radio producers, boom operators, directors, key grips, camera operators, gaffers, editors, or even assistant editors! 

Anyone with a view to making a career in the media, with the primary focus on film, TV and radio. This course is a great mix of theory to focus your knowledge and practical projects to hone your technical and team working skills. 

What is the Course About

Building media knowledge and your ability to critically analyse media. You’ll look at video and audio production, challenging your technical and critical ability, through practical projects. Developing skills and knowledge that can be built upon to drive you on through further work, study and practice, building your confidence, potential and desire to work in the highly competitive world of media production. 

What are the entry requirements

Energy, communication skills, creativity, an innate ability to press buttons, but more importantly a desire to do so…and 4 National 4s or equivalent. English is a desirable qualification, particularly if you are looking to progress onto one of our other full-time media courses.

How will I be Assessed

Assessment will be continuous throughout the run of the course and undertaken by various means: You will produce video and sound projects, you will undertake short verbal presentations, produce production paperwork and written reports – all the good stuff. NO EXAMS!!! 

What should I expect?

The course includes one short theory test which is open book. We usually complete this in the first 2 weeks. From there on in, you will be either planning creative projects (Video, Sound, Photography) or you’ll be implementing them, through camera, audio recorders, lighting, DSLRs, and editing software.  

Next Steps

This course would be a perfect lead into our Level 6 Film and Broadcasting course that further develops your creative skills and practice. From there you can potentially move onto our HNC Media Analysis and Production course and on into employment or Higher Education. 

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

Course Search


Browse all courses Advanced search
arrow icon arrow icon