Computing with Digital Media SCQF 5 NC
What is special about this course?
Whether you are checking social media, keeping up with YouTube, or playing your favourite game, you are interacting with the work of a team of coders, video editors, designers, artists and animators.
If you want to join them, this course is the perfect start.
We will guide you as you work with DSLR's, graphics tablets, HMD's, Smartphones, 3D Capture and network hosting solutions. You will explore how to create everything from mobile games to broadcast news.
You will be surrounded by talented, creative, and technically minded students. You will be challenged, inspired and above all supported.
We continue to engage with XpoNorth, Scotland's Leading Creative and Digital Industries festival. This gives you exposure to the cutting edge of tech and creative development, a great opportunity to see what’s available in the work market.
Where possible, you may have the opportunity for work placements, some of which are commercial projects.
Find a future where you do what you love.
During your course, you'll be further developing your digital skills but have a look at our information about key computing skills and essential student skills.
No formal qualifications are required.
- you should have a keen interest in computing
- you will need basic computing skills to access your online classroom
- students should be at least 16 at the start of their course
- mature students are very welcome
We’ll be inviting you, by email, to attend course information sessions between now and the start of your course. We urge you to come along if at all possible.
You will study from a range of subjects such as:
- 3D modelling and animation
- game design
- video production
- image editing
- network literacy
- website design and development
- website graphics
- applications development
- computing project
- computer hardware and systems
- social media literacy
- digital media
- embedded development of core and essential skills
More than just your subject
Imagine coming out of college with your subject qualification PLUS a portfolio of skills endorsed by employers. That’s exactly what you will get with us. Our skills+ portfolio is part of your full-time course. You will develop skills in digital literacy, entrepreneurship, metaskills, work-readiness, net-zero, wellbeing, and the skills you need for your future aspirations. Our skills+ portfolio becomes your portfolio to take away with you. Whilst studying your subject you will build your skills+ portfolio and gain confidence and resilience along the way.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
You normally need to commit to 18 hours per week (2-3 days) of blended learning time consisting of timetabled learning and personal study.
Timetabled learning will take place in an online classroom where you connect and interact with your lecturer and classmates using with video, voice and text chat. You will also complete regular and flexible personal study which most students choose to do from home.
How long will my course last?34 Weeks
Where can I study my course?
- Study from anywhere including your local campus or centre
Late August/early September
Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.
Students may qualify for bursary funding.
What can I do on completion of my course?
You could continue study in areas such as interactive media, web development, software development, 3D computer animation, computing and technical support.
This qualification also provides an ideal skillset to move into employment into a small to medium sized business or as a start point for a career in a larger organisation.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
Apply for Computing with Digital Media SCQF 5 NC
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