Our Television courses are unique being one of only two Higher National Certificate/Diploma courses in Scotland to have the Creative Skillset tick. This indicates that a Television course studied at Glasgow Clyde College offers a real career path in the Creative Industries. Our students benefit from the latest technologies available and are supported by staff with relative industry expertise.
Springboard into work
The HND Digital Film and Television course is a springboard into work in the television and film industry and is taught by experienced professionals, using industry standard equipment and workflows. Teaching materials and equipment are constantly updated, in consultation with industry practitioners, to reflect developments in technology and working practice.
Glasgow based Post Production house, Serious Facilities, offered site visits to six of our HND and HNC TV students in the summer. This was followed up with three further work placements and an offer of full time employment for one of our HND students.
Skillset Media Network
Skillset Media Network and Creative Loop; these organisations give the students opportunities to gain work experience and employment. Our students have gone on to work for the national broadcasters, independent production companies, and facilities houses and as freelance operators in both television and film.
Stuart Cadenhead (1st Assistant Director) and Barry Laird, (AD and Locations) spoke with the students in Production Management. This led directly to a week-long work placement for one of our students on the television period drama Melrose (starring Benedict Cumberbatch), filmed in Glasgow in October.
Employment in the TV or Film Industry
Graduates from our courses have found work with BBC Scotland, Endemol, MTP, Visual Impact, MNE, Savalas, 4:2:2 and many other independent companies.
Glasgow Clyde College has become Scotland’s first Further Education institution to obtain accreditation from Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland.
Glasgow Clyde College is offering a glimpse into the future by launching the UK’s first ever interactive metaverse Open Day - recreating Langside campus on Minecraft.
Scottish writer Chris McQueer launched a new swap library at Glasgow Clyde College as part of the Keep the Heid and Read campaign which promotes the benefits of books for mental health.