Creative Industries: Television SCQF Level 8

This advanced level course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in television.


Why take this course?

This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in television, and will provide you with the knowledge, creativity and technical skills required to succeed in the industry. You will develop specialist abilities and experience in using cameras, sound and lighting, and in pre-production, production and post-production work.

What you will experience

This course will allow you to take advantage of our state-of-the art TV and media facilities and learn to operate industry standard equipment. You will gain invaluable practical experience through the study of cameras, lighting, sound recording, editing and scripting. You will also study content development, research and news gathering – essential in obtaining an accurate perspective of what it’s like to work in TV and film.

students working in tv control room

Key facts

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those with a minimum of two Highers, or those who have successfully completed a related non-advanced course.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media will be considered equivalent to a subject related Higher. The additional Higher required for entry does not require to be subject related.

For those returning to education, life skills and experience in the workplace may allow entry subject to availability.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


Opportunities are available throughout the TV, film and media industries. Typical roles might include:

  • Camera Technician
  • Filmmaker
  • Lighting Technician
  • Production Assistant
  • Sound Technician
  • TV Researcher

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.