Creative and Digital Media

There’s a career for you in Scotland’s thriving creative industry – whatever your interests. It’s one of Scotland’s most diverse sectors with a wide range of roles such as Creative Technologist, App developer, Data Analyst, Copy Writer, Games Artist or Digital Marketer.

What will I learn?
As part of your National Progression Award, your topics will include:

  • Creative Industries: An Introduction – Scotland
  • Creative Industries: Understanding a Creative Brief
  • Media: Understanding the Creative Process
  • Storytelling for the Creative Industries

For your Diploma units, you’ll be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll learn how to work effectively with others in the Creative Industries, ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety, communicate using digital marketing/sales channels and use digital and social media in marketing campaigns.

Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly communication, problem solving, working with others and time management. These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.

Entry requirements:
A good level of English and Mathematics (National 5) or completion of Web/Graphic Design and Development Skills for Work class. Other relevant knowledge and experience will be considered and will be discussed with course leader.


Key info

Over 2 years (5th & 6th year)
Starts: May 2021 
Ends: April 2023 
Gardyne Campus: Year 1 & 2: Mon & Wed 2-5pm
Arbroath Campus: Year 1 & 2: Tue 9am-4pm

1 year option
 (6th year) 
Gardyne Campus: Mon, Tue, Wed 2-5pm & Thur 1-4pm
Arbroath Campus: Tue & Fri 9am-4pm

Please note: delivery of learning and work placements may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions, where remote and blended learning may be undertaken alongside or in place of classroom and workplace learning. 

Find out more about what the college is offering by contacting our Academic Partnerships Team at or 01382 834847

You can also speak to your school Guidance Teacher (Dundee schools) or Pupil Care and Support Teacher (Angus schools).