Audio Visual Technology

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This unique practical course has been designed to give you the wide range of skills you'll need to work in the cutting-edge Audio Visual sector. You'll be introduced to a truly wide variety of essential up-to-date areas and technical theories such as Video Production Multi-media Sound and PA Design plus an Introduction to Animation and Photography. You`ll then progress to specialise in areas which will allow you to develop according to your own individual strengths in Multi-media Production or Audio Visual Integration. You'll even gain foundations in Multi Track Audio Recording, News, Gathering and Web Design. The topics you cover are therefore particularly varied making this course a fantastic platform for whole range of media-related studies as well as allowing you to showcase your skills for successful employment.

Subjects include:
Sound Production: Sound Reinforcement; Multi Media Computing; Camera: an Introduction; Sound: an Introduction; Lighting: an Introduction: Editing: an Introduction: Social Videography; Intro to AV Technology; Animation for AV Graded Unit 1; Computer Hardware: Building a Network PC; Sound Production: Multi Track Editing Own Programme; Multi Camera Production: Support Roles; Multi Camera: Vision Mixing; Work Experience; Audio Visual Systems; News Gathering; Web Design Project; Advanced Compositing; Motion Graphics Graded Unit 2.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers preferably including English, Maths or a science subject; or Digital Media Audio Visual Production (NPA) Level 6; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and portfolio of work.

Progression Routes

Degree course in media technology, film and TV, communications. Employment as a technician. HND students may go on to AV Media and production work or employment in Corporate and independent TV

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Broadcast Media and Photography

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing