BA (Hons) Digital Media (University of Stirling)

Please note that this course has been withdrawn for session 24/25.  Applicants should refer to our alternative college option - two year HND Media Production with articulation to University after completion.

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.  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.

The programme combines the technical and theoretical media skills and industry insights of the Forth Valley College staff team, with the advanced academic training and up-to-date digital expertise of the University of Stirling.

The first two years of this course is delivered at our Stirling Campus.

During the first two years, there will be regular transition sessions at the University of Stirling.

Please note, we offer this course for Year One or Year Two entry.

UCAS Code: W2N9

If you would like to apply for the Partnership Degree course, you can request to be sent a link to our custom built direct application form, rather than completing a UCAS application form. We can offer assistance in completing the form. If you would prefer this option, please email the University of Stirling at requesting the link to the direct form and advising which course you wish to apply for. 

If you would like further information or guidance, please contact Forth Valley College’s University Partnership Engagement Officer, Sarah McCormick:

Case Studies

Check out the case studies below to hear how this course has benefitted previous students:

Viola Madau

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Enija Zelmene

Mark Wilson

This award aims to develop students’ understanding of technology, multi-platforms and media convergence, whilst developing analytical and research skills. Students will develop their awareness of ethical and legal issues whilst developing employability skills and their ability to work co-operatively with others.

The multi-disciplinary study of Media is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to develop the flexible and wide range of skills appropriate to the Creative Industries.

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.
  • Plus a range of options in third and fourth year at the University of Stirling.

  • Film
  • Media
  • Journalism
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Publishing
  • Community Media
  • New Media

Year One entry

One of the following:

  • Three Highers at grade B or equivalent (to include English)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media plus two further Highers at B or equivalent, one of which must include English
  • Applicants with a different qualification or grade profile are still welcome to apply, as all applications are considered on their own merits
  • A suitable NPA may be accepted in lieu of 1 Higher
  • NCs and NPAs shall be considered on a case-by-case basis

Year Two entry

  • Year Two entry may be available for applicants who currently have or are working towards the HNC Creative Industries: Media and Communication and who achieve an A or B in their graded unit
  • Entry is subject to interview and an assessment of the units within the applicant's HNC programme

For further information, please visit the University of Stirling webpage here.

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as: the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course 
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview 
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Stirling Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

End date

06 June 2025

SCQF Level

Level 8