Computing with Digital Media NC Level 5

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

Entry requirements

Studying at SCQF level 5, you should have achieved National 5 Computing Science or a minimum of 3 relevant National 4 qualifications or equivalent (ideally in Art/Graphic Communication and Maths/Computing).

You will attend an interview.

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 esential skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Online

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. 

Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone & camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.


How long will my course last?


34 Weeks

How will I be assessed?

    Assessment will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Late August/Early September

Fees

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please read our Fees & Funding information pages for more information regarding residency, previous study and bursary rates. Please contact funding.whc@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

Rest of UK students : For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland, studying full time, the course fee is £5,800.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or not. However you must complete an application even if you know that you're not entitled to EMA.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

Funding

Students may qualify for bursary funding.

Further information on course fees & funding can be found here

What can I do on completion of my course?

You could consider returning and study at SCQF level 6.

Alternatively 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.

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