BA (Hons) Digital Media

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 through FVC's multimedia digital platform Connect Forth.  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 technological and media-oriented skills of Forth Valley's HND programme with the advanced academic training and up-to-date digital expertise of the University of Stirling.

Classes for the first two years will be delivered at Forth Valley College’s campus in Stirling. 

  • Radio
  • Video
  • Media Analysis
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Semiotics
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Photography
  • Web design
  • Promoting and Pitching
  • Enterprise Activity
  • Critical Analysis of Text
  • Creative Writing for Vocational Purposes
  • Plus a range of options in 3rd and 4th year at The University of Stirling

• Film
• Media
• Journalism
• Public Relations
• Marketing
• Radio
• Television
• Publishing
• Advertising
• Market Research
• Community Media
• New Media

  • Employment or further study

  • Three Highers at grade B or equivalent (to include English)
  • Applicants with a different qualification or grade profile are still welcome to apply, as all applications are considered on their own merits.

Additional Requirements

  • Final selection subject to 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 student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

  • Location

    Stirling Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    26 August 2019

  • End date

    12 June 2020

  • SCQF Level

    Level 10