Outside Broadcasting in a Multi Camera Production (PDA)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


Outside Broadcasting in Multi-Camera Production is an innovative course designed to build your skills and push your potential in this competitive industry. Explore professional training in subjects such as; Rigging Camera Operation, Vision Mixing, Sound Mixing and Multi-Camera shoots. You will work in Edinburgh College’s TV studio and out on location using vision mixing equipment to film, direct and stream sports, music, drama and dance events. Edinburgh College has state-of-the-art equipment and you will have access to top-of-the-range cameras, microphones and recording kit.

During this course you will gain skills in rigging, cabling and live-action replay operation. You will develop your knowledge of live streaming using cameras out in the field for commercial clients, most of which will be paid work. This course will enable you to gain valuable work experience as you work as part of a team in a live broadcasting environment. Here you will develop essential industry connections and respond to the needs of the client as you plan and prepare for each event.

Upon completion of the course you will be trained in industry equipment and have the knowledge and qualifications needed to progress into further study at university level, or to a job within the creative industries. This qualification is recognised by the broadcast industry and was designed by SQA with the host broadcaster for the Commonwealth Games 2014. This qualification, alongside work experience and technical and practical guidance from College lecturers, will provide you with work experience and transferable skills. These will be essential when working in the broadcasting and TV production industry in Scotland and beyond.

Entry Requirements

HND Creative Industries: Television, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 8. Interview.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


Broadcast Media and Photography

SCQF Level




Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display