Reading the news as it breaks to the world, providing the images that go with the stories, working in production, operating the camera, or simply being part of the broadcast, film, print or digital media industry - the people who work within the mass media enjoy exciting, challenging and diverse careers. Whichever appeals to you, we offer real opportunities to train and enter this fast moving world.
By taking a course in media studies, you’ll develop the necessary technical skills to begin a career in the Media, Journalism, Film, Communications or e-Media. Our range of courses is aimed at developing technical, academic and transferable skills that are relevant to the media industries. Most courses provide opportunities for you to visit television studios, radio stations and cinemas to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of how the industry operates. In addition, there’ll be talks from visiting speakers and the possibility of industrial experience. Interesting, stimulating and always popular, our media programmes provide a real start point for an exciting career. If you have ambition, are self-driven and are prepared to work hard, you could be making the headlines.
You’ll be taught by teachers with professional media experience, from radio, newspapers, magazines, television and film.
Our specialist resources include:
• Television and radio studios
• High spec film and still cameras
• Apple Mac Pro computers with industry standard software (including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Shake, Maya and InDesign).
As well as the main academic programme, you'll also be expected to take part in the College Enrichment Programme, which offers a wide range of activities such as sign language, sports, drumming, driving test theory and many more.
For more information please see our Enrichment area.