Media Studies Higher

What is special about this course?

Higher Media forms part of the NC Media level 6 course, and can be studied alongside Higher Photography and other units. Further information can be found on the NC Media page.

Higher Media examines the media of mass communication, including film, advertising, and the news both in print and on television. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with the Media - print and online - and to strengthen your skills in analysis and interpretation of texts, images and films. In addition you will also create a media project, putting your knowledge into practice. You will also gain valuable digital skills while studying this course.


Entry requirements

  • National 5 English or Media or equivalent at A or B
  • NC Creative Industries (SCQF Level 5)

You will study the following subjects:

  • Media: Analysing Media Content
  • Media: Creating Media Content

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

All course lectures and assessments are online, but you must attend nine practical Saturday workshops at the college throughout the academic year.

How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment

Where can I study my course?

  • Beechwood Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • HNC Media, HNC Journalism or in media-related subjects at HNC/D or degree level.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Media Studies Higher

Apply for Higher Media as part of the NC Media Level 6 Course NC Media

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