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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Schools Course


This course is for anyone interested in working in games or app development, social media, advertising, TV, film and the creative arts. Whatever your interest, you’ll close the gap between the classroom and the workplace, and to find out more about the world of work.

Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
1:30pm-4:15pm (Tue/Thur), Friday full day 
1 year


  • What the course includes

    Year 1: While completing four units, students will be guided through how the creative industries work, the roles and progression routes, and how things get made.

    Through teamwork and collaborative projects, students will produce passionate pieces and work alongside corporate partners to deliver top-class creative products.

    Units: Creative Industries: An Introduction (Scotland); Storytelling for the Creative Industries; Creative Industries: Understanding a Creative Brief; Media: Understanding the Creative Process.

    Year 2: Work effectively with others in the Creative Industries, use digital and social media in marketing campaigns, ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety, communicating using digital marketing/sales channels, and Media Project unit.


Why choose this course

Let your creativity flow, and experience expert guidance as your Lecturers help you develop skills that will benefit you in any environment.  This course allows students the hands-on experience of working in Scotland's Creative industries while gaining vital experience in a sector that's worth nearly £6 billion per year to the Scottish economy.

Leaving this course with a digital portfolio of work and real-life experiences, whether moving on to college or university, students will have evidence of their creative work to back up those qualifications.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • Achieved National 5/level 5 in English or Communication, and core skills IT
  • Achieved National 4/level 4 in Maths or Numeracy
  • Interest in learning about the Creative Industries
  • Be capable of working at level 6 (Higher)
  • Excellent school attendance record

You do not need to have digital media production experience/knowledge – you will learn these on your course.

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    Where this course leads

    • Education: HNC Digital Creative Media at West Lothian College or elsewhere, Modern Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media at SCQF level 7 or further study within similar subject areas.

    • Employment: Currently the Creative Industries in Scotland supports over 70,000 jobs in over 15,000 companies, with roles including games artist, movie art director, copywriter, script editor, commissioning editor, set builder, props creator, development executive, data analyst, broadcast engineer, camera operator, sound technician, app developer, creative technologist, account manager and more.
      Additionally, Central Scotland is designated by the UK government as the Creative Hub for film and video production.

Interview arrangements

We ask applicants to write and send us a short review of a media product before interview.

There is an exciting and engaging induction/interview event where students will work together to create a media product to a brief, as well as an informal discussion to find out what you are looking for in the course/college, and answer any questions.

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