This is a stimulating, enjoyable and popular course which investigates all the latest developments in the contemporary world of media. You will learn about film, journalism, and broadcasting, find out how advertising agencies work, learn how to organise and manage events, and become one of the few people who really know what public relations amounts to.
You will also be involved in practical projects where you will work in small production teams to create PR campaigns, promotional materials, produce short films, create music videos, make magazines and develop your own media projects through your Graded Unit work.
What will I learn?
The course teaches you how to analyse film, introduces you to the skills needed for working in TV and radio, trains you to research, create and present in a radio studio, and gives you the opportunity to manage and take responsibility for a live media and communications project such as the Scottish Student Journalism Awards.
- Public Relations
- Digital video production and editing
- Writing for the Media
- InDesign Graphic Communication
- Oral Presentation Skills
- Film Theory
- Radio Production
- Media Law
- Planning and running campaigns for real clients
- Research Skills
Employer and industry links
We work closely with employers in the Glasgow area to provide real-life experience and hands-on projects for the students to work on. You could be putting together a Public Relations campaign for a local restaurant one day, creating a raising awareness event for a national charity the next, and working on the production team for a short film project in-between. You will receive talks and visits by industry professionals from journalism, television, advertising, events, marketing, film, and so on.
Recently we have been working closely with the Big Issue, BBC, Herald and Times Group, The Daily Record, The Sun, various charities (eg: CHAS, Teenage Cancer Trust, Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Centre, Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice), Fair Trade Forum Scotland, Frame PR, and many others.
Jobs and further study
- 2nd or 3rd Year entry to Media and Communication at Glasgow Caledonian University
- 2nd or 3rd Year entry to Media courses at University of Stirling
- 2nd or 3rd year entry to BA Broadcast Productions at University of the West of Scotland
- 2nd or 3rd year entry to Film-making & Screen-writing at University of the West of Scotland
- 2nd or 3rd Year entry to Communication, Advertising and PR at Edinburgh Napier University
- 2nd or 3rd Year entry to Media at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
- 2nd or 3rd Year entry to Film and Media at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
- 2nd or 3rd Year entry to PR and Media at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
- Employment in the Communication and Media industry.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Two Highers including English at C or above and relevant experience
- Portfolio of written work may be requested at interview
- An interview is part of the selection process
- Relevant experience may also be considered
- For those holding a relevant HNC, it may be possible to access Year 2 of the HND. Please contact the Faculty directly.
- Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media
Making an application
For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.
Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.
When you apply, you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
Selection will be by interview. Students must bring:
- Completed References – one must be academic (send out with interview letter)
- SQA certificates
- Media Brief (essay and project brief)
- Passport Photo
Selection will take place by interview, from February until June 2017.
Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information regarding induction times and any other relevant materials.