Introduction to Digital Media (NPA)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


If you love watching videos on YouTube or listening to podcasts and want to know how to do that, and do it well, this short 18-week course is a great place to start. As modern technologies develop so fast, it’s hard to keep up and prepare yourself to work in the creative industries. Did you know that they make more money for the UK economy than almost any other area of work? And that job numbers are increasing every year?

If you want to make television programmes, radio programmes or be part of digital culture, this course will give you a basic grounding in audio, video and still images. You’ll be working in teams to create a variety of projects and start to build your portfolio.

Content: Digital media: audio; Digital media: moving images; Digital still images; Creative Industries: project planning; Introduction to Television and Film; Creative analysis; Creative industries project; Team working.

Entry Requirements

You should already be working to SCQF Level 4 and have a proven interest in a broad range of digital media.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Broadcast Media and Photography

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing