Creative & Digital Media

In a subject area that covers an incredible range of topics and disciplines – from animation and photography to directing videos and designing video games – you’ll never be stuck for choice in a future career. With 45,000 people working in the creative hub of MediaCityUK and jobs in broadcasting predicted to rise by 10% in just a couple of years, there are loads of employment opportunities in the region.

Whether you’re designing, developing, producing, directing, filming or editing – or anything in between – we’ve got a huge range of courses to help you nurture your talents, focus on specialist subjects, and also get a broad insight into the entire industry. So why not come and show us just how creative you are?

  • In our fully-equipped computer suites, you’ll find all the latest software and state-of-the-art technology for 3D modelling, design, development and editing, whilst our own on-site recording rooms and film & TV studios host industry-standard, professional DSLR cameras, green screens and specialist lighting & sound equipment. We’ve even got a full-service production vehicle for use on location!

  • Our creative & digital media department has strong connections right across the industry, so you’ll benefit from work placements, know-how and networking opportunities. You’ll even be working to live briefs set directly by broadcasters, media companies, digital agencies and international advertising firms, and you could have the chance to enter and win national film and television awards!

  • Each of our creative & digital media courses will help you develop working skills across a range of disciplines, whilst also focusing your knowledge on a specialist field. From games design and photography, to animation and creative media production, we’ve got a wide selection of BTECs, diplomas and foundation degrees to help you advance your expertise.

  • Depending on the focus of your course, you could find yourself at our Openshaw, Shena Simon, Fielden or Wythenshaw Campuses. You’ll find our studio facilities in the centre of Manchester at Shena Simon, whilst games design and development is focused at Openshaw.

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Creative Digital Technologies

Level Entry Level

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Introduction to the World of Business, Digital and Creative Media

Level 1

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Top Careers Opportunities

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Audio engineer

Average salary: £38k

Film/ TV producer

Average salary: £42k

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Average salary: £31k

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Graphic designer

Average salary: £23k

I got a lot out of my course but I also put a lot in. If you want to explore your subject, the college is a good place to be. My tutors were very hands-on and pushed me to do well. They really cared about what they were doing.

Faith Holgate • Foundation Degree in Photography and Digital Imaging (Contemporary Photographic Practices)

With this college you get as many opportunities as you seek out; show the staff you're interested and you'll reap the rewards.

Georgia Debney • BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Creative Media Production (Film & TV)

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