Creative Media SCQF Level 6

This course is designed for those who want to work in the vast and exciting multi-disciplinary area of creative media.


Why take this course?

This course is designed for those who want to work in the vast and exciting multi-disciplinary area of creative media, and explores the dynamic media and digital industries/economies that exist in modern-day business and communications. The course will provide you with the skills needed to progress to more advanced courses in related subject areas.

What you will experience

The course will develop your theoretical and applied knowledge through detailed course content, where you will study written and oral communication, media research and radio journalism as well as practical elements of creative media, such as interviewing techniques and how to operate a camera.

students working in tv control room

Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least three passes at National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level, or have relevant prior work experience. All applicants will be invited to an informal interview.

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


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

  • Camera Assistant
  • Lighting Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Sound Assistant
  • Trainee 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.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

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


Places are still available on this course, commencing in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

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.