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Media, Digital and Photography


If you have a creative flair and love to communicate by expressing yourself, choosing a media, digital or photography course could be a great fit for you!

Choosing Nottingham College is a good choice too because you can be inspired by a city that oozes creativity. Plus, you’ll be studying right in the heart of Nottingham’s vibrant Creative Quarter, so there’s no better place to grow your talent.

Our fantastic facilities include the city’s largest training TV studio and the latest in animation, graphics and photography software. Plus, we’ve got huge exhibition spaces - so that when it comes to showing off your work to your family, friends and potential employers, we provide the perfect platform.

We have a large group of creative students and student collaborations happen all the time, so you’ll be in excellent company. For example, there are exciting enrichment trips to locations like London, Berlin and Paris. Our students are also regular winners at the annual Nottingham Creative Awards – so, next year you could be one of them!

Our tutors are all passionate about their areas of expertise and they all have high level industry skills and knowledge, so you’ll definitely benefit from their years of experience. This is why our students consistently enjoy some of the highest achievement rates nationally.

Our courses also offer a great foundation for entering into work or further study and you’ll acquire the right skills to help you find employment. We’ve got a great range of higher education courses, so you can grow and develop your talents as far as you want to take them. All of our courses also have great links with industry, so you’ll never be short of opportunities to put your learning into practice.

Join us for creative freedom and the opportunity to showcase your work in a professional exhibition at the end of the course.


We offer a range of courses, Level 1 to university level.

Careers in Media, Digital and Photography

Nottingham is internationally renowned for its creative sector and employability numbers are growing all the time. Even the Government has recognised Nottingham’s creative industries and has given the city extra money to help grow its economy in this area.

The media and digital technologies industries can be quite competitive, with lots of people looking for their dream creative job. There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be a Designer, an Animator, a Broadcaster, a Digital Marketing Executive, a Games Developer, a TV or film producer, a Journalist/writer/blogger, a Photographer, a Graphic Designer, a Production Manager, a Special Effects Designer or a Web Designer– there are many choices available to you.

At Nottingham College, we have strong links within the creative sectors and have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you will be equipped to fit into the ever growing and competitive industries.

You’ll certainly have a head start with us, as Nottingham’s largest provider of media and digital technologies education and training. You’ll learn your craft in some of the best facilities, using the best equipment of any training provider in Nottingham.

Did you know?

  • There’s more than 1.5 million people working within the digital sector or in digital tech roles across other sectors.
  • The number of digital tech jobs across the UK has grown more than twice the rate of non tech sectors.
  • The average salary for TV, Video and Audio Engineers is around £29,000.
  • You could earn between £18,000 - £40,000 as a Web Designer
  • Very experienced press photographers can earn anywhere from £25,000 to £60,000.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Media, Digital and Photography but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

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Digital Marketing (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking for a career in the exciting and fast-moving world of digital marketing.

Introduction to Creative IT and Media (Entry 3) - Full-time

If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like to explore and enhance your creative IT/media skills and knowledge in a supportive environment then this course could be perfect for you.

A Level Media Studies

If you’re interested in how the media shapes our lives and want to create your own productions, this could be the course for you.

A Level Photography

Photography can be provocative, heart-warming, challenging and eye-opening. This course is for you if you want to understand how to use a camera to capture a shot or a scene perfectly in different conditions. You’ll be a creative person, who…

A Level Film Studies

Film is so much more than Saturday afternoon at the multiplex. Films give us a window into historical events, culture and changes in society from the early 20th century right up to today.

Photography (Level 1 UAL Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if are wanting to learn a broad range of photography skills and would like to have a career in photography.

Journalism (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a passion for writing or blogging about the things you love, and an interest in social media, digital layout, interview techniques, video and photography.

Creative Writing for Media (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you believe that creative writing is one of life’s great pleasures. The media industry is always on the lookout for new ideas, whether it be for television, radio, games or film.

Digital Design and Animation (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking for a career in graphic design and/or animation within the digital design industry.

Creative Media Production and Technology (Level 2 UAL Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want an introduction to creative and technical aspects of creative media production, plus the knowledge and understanding to progress to further education and employment within the creative industries.

Access to Higher Education: Media and Journalism - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like to prepare for university-level study in the exciting and ever-changing world of media and journalism.

Access to Higher Education: Games Design - Full-time

This course is perfect if gaming is your thing, and you dream of creating the next best-selling game and seeing your name on the credits.

Digital Photography for Improvers (Level 2) - Part-time

Are you interested in developing your digital camera skills further? This hands- on course will enable you to confidently use your digital camera, whilst exploring more complex photo editing.

Digital Photography for Beginners (Level 1) - Part-time

Are you interested in learning how to use your digital camera more effectively? This hands- on course will help to develop your understanding of your digital camera, whilst learning the basics of framing and composition. You will also have the…

Games Development and Design (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you play games and want to learn how to make them. If gaming is your thing and you dream of creating the next best-selling game and seeing your name on the credits, this is the…

Media Production (Level 1 UAL Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to explore and enhance your creative media skills and knowledge.

Photography (Level 2 BTEC Technical Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want a creative grounding in taking photographs and exploring the art of displaying images on the page, both digitally and using more traditional methods.

Photography (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want the techniques needed to take consistently high-quality photographs, as well as the skills and insight necessary for a career in the exciting world of photography or a related industry.

TV and Film Production (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to pursue a career in TV or film production, producing a range of exciting content in all areas of the TV and film industry.

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