Media - Film and Television

Forth Valley College


Stirling Campus


In recent years there has been growth in Film and High End Television production in Scotland, supported by an increased demand for high quality productions across streaming services. This has led to new screen studio developments and expansion of existing facilities in Scotland and a shortage of workers with the necessary skills.

This production based course will introduce learners to the film and television industries and provide an understanding of job roles and functions within the sector and the commercial and cultural factors affecting the film and television industries. Learners will be introduced to the creative process and develop skills in analysing film and television productions and scriptwriting.

Learners will gain key practical skills in shooting and editing, lighting and sound and directing through practical production projects.

Introduction to the Film and Television Industries; Analysing Media Content; The Creative Process; Scriptwriting; Video Camera Operations; Video Editing; Lighting for Video; Sound for Video; Directing a Production; Assisting on a Production.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English; or NQ Access to Creative Industries; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or 5.

Progression Routes

HND Media; BA (Hons) in Digital Media

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Creative Industries

SCQF Level