Digital Media (in conjunction with the University of Stirling)

Forth Valley College


Stirling Campus


Years 1 and 2: Forth Valley College Stirling Campus
Years 3 and 4: University of Stirling

This multimedia course is designed to support students who wish to pursue a career in the vibrant, fast paced media industry. Students will develop skills across a range of media specialisms including television, film, radio, print and online.

They will explore the tools, applications and industry practice of the digital environment, creating content and sharing it across a range of platforms through FVC's multimedia digital platform Connect Forth. With a strong focus on practical skills the course will also develop an in-depth understanding of ethical and legal considerations of working within the media industry.

Year 1
Introduction to Storytelling: scriptwriting, radio, video and narrative & media theory.

Journalism for Digital Media: copy writing for media, magazine journalism, desktop publishing & research for media, law & the media.

Creative Economy: understanding the creative industries & economy, media features and trends, presentation skills and web design.

Independent Project 1: a self devised, designed and delivered project showcasing skills developed throughout the year.

Year 2
Storytelling Theory and Production: advanced scripwriting, radio, video and film studies for new media.

Applied Digital Media: media communication theory, critical analysis of texts, advanced social media practice, introduction to animation.

Independent Project 2: a self devised, designed and delivered project showcasing skills developed throughout the year.

Plus a range of options in 3rd and 4th year at The University of Stirling.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBB including English (Foundation Apprenticeship Creative and Digital Media is accepted in place of 1 non-essential Higher), or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Employment or further study.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Film and Media

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT