he 8Our higher education courses benefit from a range of specialist facilities and equipment including:

Arts-based programmes

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Music production
  • Three Pro Tools HD industry standard recording studios
  • D command and D control and SSL Matrix desks
  • Three Apple Mac music technology suites providing Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase & Sibelius
  • DW and Pearl Masters drum kits with Zildjian cymbals
  • Five fully-equipped rehearsal rooms (PA, drum kits, backline amps and Roland pianos)
  • In-house music performance venue with PA and lighting rig
  • Technics 1210s, DJ mixers and CDJ 1000s, Serato, Ableton Live and Launchpads
  • Boss Pedalboards, Blackstar & Line Six amps, Roland V-Drums, Loopstations, SPDS and Handsonic pads, Native instruments reactor and contact.
  • Two fully kitted out photography studios with interchangeable backdrops and Bowens lighting packs
  • Black and white developing darkroom, with large format enlargers
  • Cameras including Nikon D300, Cannon 5D MK11 and Cannon 1D
  • Large, medium and 35mm format film cameras.
Digital film production
  • Five Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM camcorders
  • Eight Manfrotto 501 HDV Tripods
  • Seven B Hague Camera Tracking Systems
  • Nine Glidecams HD 2000
  • Seven 42” collapsible reflectors
  • Eight Arri Junior 150w lighting kits
  • Radio mics
  • Nine Rode NTG1 sound kits
  • Datavideo Green/Blue LED lighting ring for Chroma keying
  • 1m x 2m wall mounted reflective backdrop for Datavideo LED Chroma keying
  • Dedicated TV Studio with black/white and green screen curtains with Strand lighting desk and eight pantograph-mounted Photon Beard natural lighting units
  • Six large Rode boom poles
  • Two small fish poles
  • Camera dolly
  • 17 camera shoulder mounts
  • Nine pairs of Arri 150 Junior lights
  • Eight pairs of Arri lighting stands
  • Six Portaflash reflectors
  • Three Swit on-camera LED lights.
  • Fully-equipped fashion studio with industrial machines and cutting tables
  • Wide range of wooden brim and crown blocks
  • Professional millinery steamer
  • Flat steam press and fusing press
  • Lock stitch machines
  • Embroidery machines.
Games design and digital fashion
  • A range of Apple Mac suites with the latest software
Performing arts
  • Studio theatres with full lighting rigs, sound equipment and lighting control boxes
  • Dance studios with fully spring floors
  • Rehearsal studios

Science, Technology and Engineering based subjects

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  • CNC machines
  • 3D printer
  • 3D scanner
  • Solidworks/AutoCAD
  • CMM measurement machine
  • Engineering simulation software
  • PLC equipment
  • Etching station
  • Electrical test meters
  • Earth stake tester
  • Manometers
  • Pressure gauges
  • Air conditioning vacuum equipment
  • Wind tunnel
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Frequency generators
  • Pico-scopes
  • Fully equipped Electronic Lab
  • Fully equipped electrotechnical workshop
  • Bending beams apparatus
  • Tensile tester
  • Hardness tester
  • Motor vehicle workshops
  • Virtual welding simulator
  • A range of fully equipped Science labs for Chemistry, Physics and Biology
  • Electrophoresis equipment for separating DNA fragments and amino acids
  • Haemocytometer in cell cytology
  • Data logging terminals in ecological and microclimate sampling
  • Culturing techniques equipment in microbiology

student success

Lewis Levi

Lewis Levi

 A ‘one-to-one’ approach to learning and a thorough approach to the art of storytelling has given a Northampton College student his very own story to tell. Lewis Levi graduated from the...



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