Course Information

Course Title: Digital Media (NPA)

Course Level: N5


This qualification is offered by the Art & Design department and is about the creation of new digital media. The qualification has three parts to cover each of the main areas of digital media:

  • Audio: designed to develop and enhance your skills in audio capture and sound editing
  • Still images: focused on the capture and editing of photographs
  • Moving images: centred on animation and/or video capture and editing

All three units make use of a development lifecycle: planning and design, acquisition and editing, with the inclusion of evaluation at level 5.

The assessment of your skills in each area will be straightforward and will not take up a great deal of time. Both your knowledge and practical abilities will be assessed. Assessment of your knowledge may take the form of multiple-choice, oral questioning or short response questions. Your practical abilities may be assessed through the completion of one or more practical tasks.


National 4/5