Creative Industries: Media & Communication SCQF Level 8

This advanced level course is designed to strengthen your knowledge and understanding of media and communications.


Why take this course?

This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and abilities when it comes to media and communications. You will learn about key practices and processes, and develop a broad range of specialist digital and communication skills, ensuring you are well prepared for the exciting variety of educational and professional progression opportunities available.

What you will experience

This course will introduce you to the media and communications industry, giving you a well-rounded insight into trends, common practice and recent developments. You will study a range of subjects including advertising, how to write for the media, PR practice and analysis and how to promote/pitch ideas.

You will also be given the opportunity to develop journalism skills in writing for magazines, radio and television, as well as developing knowledge of digital formats and social media.

students working in tv control room

Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have two Highers (preferably including English) or successful completion of a non-advanced College 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.

English language requirements

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

What you will need

Applicants should be aware that a laptop is required 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. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


Employment opportunities are available in a wide range of areas including television, communications, public relations, advertising and journalism.

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.