Introduction to Creative Industries

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus


A full-time course aimed at students who are interested in progressing to higher level NC and HNC courses in the following Creative Industries subject areas:
Graphic Design with Illustration, Interior Architecture and Design, Media, Photography

Being able to think creatively and work on projects are key skills you’ll need in the creative industries and many other sectors of employment.

In the first part of this course, you will be given a taster of all 4 subject areas. At the end of the tasters you will have the opportunity to specialise in either Graphic Design and Interior Architecture or Photography and Media. You’ll be introduced to these through interactive, practical experiences in your chosen disciplines.

You’ll learn to plan your time and apply what you’ve learned while working on small-scale live projects. Practical workshops, digital technology and field trips will ground your learning in the world beyond college and help you build your CV. You’ll be given opportunities to collaborate and showcase your work. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll have access to facilities and kit outwith class time to develop your ideas and build your portfolio.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant NC or HNC

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Media, TV and Radio

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing