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Digital Media (in conjunction with the University of Stirling) (2nd year entry)

Forth Valley College

Venues

Stirling Campus

Content

Year 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 One
Introduction to Storytelling: scripwriting, radio, video and narrative & media theory.

Journalism for Digital Media: copywriting for media, digital journalism, desktop publishing & research for media, law & the media.

Creative Economy: understanding the creative industries & economy, presentation skills and social media.

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

Year Two
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.

Entry Requirements

Relevant HNC. Interview.

Start Date

August

Qualification

Degree

Award

BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

W2N9

Course Length

3 years

Department

Creative Industries

SCQF Level

10

Career Area

Computing and ICT