HND Media

This exciting programme will provide students with an industry standard grounding in media and communications, with a specialist focus on knowledge and skills for content creation across specialisms and platforms. HND Media students will be actively engaged in the creation, development and management of our multimedia digital platform, Connect Forth, while learning and developing their professional capacity and networks.

Enhanced by opportunities to engage in live projects for real life clients, this qualification is the vocational ‘industry ready’ route for anyone who wants to work in audio visual production.

Please be aware that the SQA award achieved on completion of this course is HND Creative Industries: Media and Communication. You will also need to apply to SAAS using this course title.

  • Video Production
  • Radio Production
  • Photography
  • Writing for Media
  • Working in the Creative Industries
  • Production Management
  • Enterprise Activity
  • Independent Project Work

  • Television Production
  • Radio Presenting and Production
  • Content Creation for Multimedia Platforms
  • Marketing for the Creative Industries

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 3 of the following degree programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication - Glasgow Caledonian
  • BA (Hons) Broadcast Production (TV and Radio) - University of the West of Scotland
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication - Queen Margaret University
  • BA (Hons) PR and Marketing Communications - Queen Margaret University
  • BA (Hons) Digital Marketing - Robert Gordon University

    Please note articulation links are subject to change and do not guarantee a place on any university course. Students can still apply for entry to year 1 or 2 of many of these degree programmes and should check with individual universities for more detail. Each institution will have specific entry requirements.

One of the following: 

  • Two Highers including English at C or above (Modern Studies and/or Media Studies recommended but not mandatory) and four National 4 awards (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course or an appropriate group of National Qualification units
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Additional requirements:

  • A successful interview

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

29 August 2022

SCQF Level

Level 8