Media and Communications: NQ (Level 5)

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Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year -  2.5 days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
East End
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Course overview

This course will help you kick-start your career in a range of areas related to the media industry. You will learn about film, advertising and creative writing and develop skills required for employment in a modern media workplace.

You will enhance your digital communication skills and develop creative skills in media through individual and group projects. You will enjoy a pleasant and friendly environment whist learning about the fast-changing media industry. The skills you develop will equally be very helpful to jobs in a wide range of industry areas, as media skills and effective internal and external communication skills are crucial to all businesses and organisations.

The course will prepare you for further study in media and communications, and is also an excellent introduction to subjects related to business and marketing or digital creative industries.

What you will learn

  • The Media Industry
  • Film Analysis
  • Creating Media
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Creative Writing
  • Communication Skills
  • Digital Skills.

Glasgow is central to Scotland's media industry, and this course is an excellent starting point to develop a broad range of skills that will prepare you for further study or employment in film, advertising and creative digital platforms.

Media and communication can influence everything, and this course will help you prepare for employment in a fast-paced exciting industry.

Entry requirements

  • Four National 4 or equivalent qualifications.
  • An interest in media.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment ¬†here at the College.

Mature learners with experience in other employment areas will be considered.

Career Opportunities

This course is ideal if you are looking for a career in Media, Advertising, or Creative Writing as well as many other employment opportunities.

Future prospects

Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress to further study in a range of courses with Media and Communication topics at level 6.

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