Creative Industries: Media and Communication

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This course can be used as an access route to degree level study and is an acceptable entry qualification to a wide range of degree courses. Many of our previous students have found employment directly in the fields of journalism, the media, advertising, public relations, marketing and related industries.

The ability to communicate with a range of people and knowledge and understanding of how to handle the media of communication are crucial for a wide variety of careers. This course provides you with the necessary skills you will need in these area of employment.

The aim of the course is to consolidate vocational skills by studying a range of subjects including Writing for the Media, The Advertising Industry, Media Analysis, Creative Writing for Vocational Purposes and Interviewing Skills. This will allow you to decide where your strengths and perhaps your future career lie.

You will learn:
Writing for the Media; The Advertising Industry; Creative Writing for Vocational Purposes; Interviewing Skills; Research Skills; Meeting Skills; Law and the Media; Media Analysis: Advertisements; The Media: Feature and Trends; Script Writing for radio; Film Theory; Correcting Creative Texts; Narrative and Genre in Comics and Animation.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers at B

Progression Routes

University media courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Broadcast Media and Photography

SCQF Level