Television and Film

Edinburgh College


Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


This course is for you if you are most interested in single-camera location shooting for both scripted and unscripted productions and if you have an interest in film as well as TV. So, if you want the knowledge and skills to work on drama or documentary for television or streaming networks, or in film, this is the one to pick.

The course features a mixture of classroom teaching, working with equipment in studios and location shooting. You will be expected to analyse, write and speak about different types of productions. You will also need to work in groups with other students on practical tasks. You must be ready to operate camera, sound and lighting equipment and post-production software, and to carry out research, complete production documentation, write scripts and present your work to others.

What you will learn:

Industry context, job roles and potential areas of employment; Research and analysis skills; Scriptwriting for factual and non-factual productions; Camera operation; Sound recording; Lighting for television and film; Editing; Compositing and motion graphics; Audio Post-Production; Presentation and pitching skills; Production planning and organisation; Basic academic writing.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at B plus English and Maths at National 5, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and portfolio.

Progression Routes

Creative Industries: Television and Film HND – Edinburgh College Milton Road Campus year 2

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Media, Music and Sound Production

SCQF Level