This NQ Television course is mainly a practical, skills-based course offering the opportunities to work as part of a production team creating television documentaries, adverts, and online programming. It also provides training in the production of high-quality, imaginative stills photography. This course gives you a platform to start your career in the creative industries.
What will I learn?
The course focuses on the essential skills necessary to work in the TV and film industries. These include pre-production, camera operation, sound recording, lighting and editing.
The course includes Photography, which covers Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera techniques and an introduction to Photoshop. It also fully explores the links between the still and moving image.
You will learn the basics of various subjects relating to the production of short films and the development of technical skills, including:
- lighting, sound, camera and editing
- pre-production paperwork
Employer and industry links
This course has many links to industry and the reputation of our students gained through study at the college is recognised throughout the industry as one that is to a high standard.
Jobs and further study
- HND Creative Industries: Television
- HND Media and Communications
- HND Practical Journalism
- Various universities.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- two Standard Grades at Credit level - preferably one of which should be English; or
- two National 5 qualifications - preferably one of which should be English; or
- Completion of the “Intro to Television” course with suitable reference.
- Previous relevant experience
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
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 e-mail confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- Pre-selection will be based on application information followed by an invitation to attend an information session.
- You will be asked to provide two references from separate organisations, i.e. academic and employment. These should be as current as possible. References from friends or family members are not acceptable. Where possible, references should be supplied prior to the information session.
- You must bring evidence of your qualifications (original certificates, not copies). Bring any other evidence that you feel will support your application. Videos, photography, evidence of experience in the wider creative industries such as theatre work, events etc.
Once an offer is received you must confirm your acceptance within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. Student Funding, reading List, Induction Date, in the time leading up to the start of the course.
If the course is full you will be told that you are on a waiting list till a place becomes available at a later date.