SCQF Level 5
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

This short course will appeal to anyone who is keen on video editing, possibly with a view to enhancing your content on a YouTube channel, or to a video creator who wants to work in Visual Effects.


If you have a background in art or graphic design, this course is a useful addition to your skillset.  

Basic knowledge of computing is essential, and a familiarity with Adobe Photoshop would be desirable. 

It will provide a key insight into video post-production, providing the basic knowledge that will enable you to generate visual FX, introducing you to the different FX available, how the interface works and what the tools are.  


At this stage, we’re not saying you will produce Star Wars, but that’s a general idea – how to create your own world.  By the end of this introductory course, you will have produced your first project zooming through space to a location of your choice using the After Effects Platform to generate the project


What You Will Learn

  • 2d motion and animation
  • Images and type
  • After effects techniques for post-production

Entry Requirements
  • An interest in video editing
  • No previous qualifications or knowledge in video editing required
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Following this short course, you can continue to improve your knowledge with an 18-week short course - Advanced After Effects starting in January
  • Progression onto other Broadcast Media & Photography full-time or other short courses
Download our progression route map here
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • Evening class Thursday 6 pm - 8:30 pm starting on the 23 Jan 2020 and ending on 11 June 2020
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date(s)


This course will start on…
  • 23/01/2020
End Date(s)


This course will end on...
  • 11/06/2020
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