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Media, Dig­i­tal and Photography

There’s nev­er been a more excit­ing time to enrol on one of Nottingham’s top cre­ative cours­es! Are you ready for the challenge? 

Not­ting­ham is a great city to become a cre­ative pro­fes­sion­al and you’ll be study­ing right in the heart of Not­ting­ham, at our brand new City Hub in the vibrant Cre­ative Quar­ter, so there’s no bet­ter place to grow your talent. 

Our tutors are all pas­sion­ate about their areas of exper­tise and they’ve all worked (or still work) in the indus­try them­selves, so you’ll be ben­e­fit­ing from their years of expe­ri­ence. This is why our stu­dents con­sis­tent­ly enjoy some of the high­est achieve­ment rates nation­al­ly. Join us for cre­ative free­dom and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to show­case your work in a pro­fes­sion­al exhi­bi­tion at the end of the course. 

We have a large group of cre­ative stu­dents, and stu­dent col­lab­o­ra­tions hap­pen all the time, so you’ll be in excel­lent com­pa­ny. There are excit­ing enrich­ment trips to loca­tions such as Lon­don, Berlin and Paris. Our stu­dents are reg­u­lar win­ners at the annu­al Not­ting­ham Young Cre­ative awards – next year, it could be you! 

Every course enjoys great links with indus­try, so you’ll nev­er be short of oppor­tu­ni­ties to put your learn­ing into prac­tice. You’ll learn your craft in some of the best facil­i­ties, using indus­try­s­tan­dard equip­ment and soft­ware and pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dio spaces. 

Levels

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.

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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…

Access to Higher Education: Games Design (19+) - Full-time

This course is perfect if gaming is your thing, you are aged 19+, and you dream of creating the next best-selling game and seeing your name on the credits.

Access to Higher Education: Media and Journalism (19+) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and would like to prepare for university-level study in the exciting and ever-changing world of media and journalism.

Access to Higher Education: Photography (19+) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ want the techniques needed to take consistently high-quality photographs, as well as getting the skills and insight necessary for a career in the exciting world of photography or a related industry.

Creative Media Production - Film pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of contemporary media creators.

Creative Media Production - Game Development pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of contemporary media creators.

Creative Media Production - Journalism pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of contemporary media creators.

Creative Media Production - Motion Graphics pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of contemporary media creators.

Creative Media Production - Television pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of contemporary media creators.

Creative Media Production - Visual Effects pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of contemporary media creators.

Creative Media Production - Web and App Development pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of contemporary media creators.

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.

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 BTEC 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.

Digital Design Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This is a lively, practical, hands-on course designed to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to work at the cutting edge of the fast-moving digital design industry.

Digital Design Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

This is a lively, practical, hands-on course designed to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to work at the cutting edge of the fast-moving digital design industry.

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.

Digital Media Design BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree - Full-time

The course has a strong focus on business and enterprise and will lay the foundations for your career.

Digital Media Design BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree - Part-time

The course has a strong focus on business and enterprise and will lay the foundations for your career.

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…

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.

Documentary Film Production HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This new Documentary Film Production course has been developed in consultation with national companies and freelance professionals and is aimed at people with a passion for storytelling in the real world who wish to develop their creative skills to a…

Film and Television Production Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course is designed to produce creative visual thinkers who are able to apply knowledge of audio visual principles, methodologies and visual culture to the development of commercial digital products.

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…

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.

Introduction to Pin-Hole Photography – Part-Time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in pin-hole 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.

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 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.

Photography (Level 2 UAL 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.

Photography Practice Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

Becoming a professional photographer is about so much more than just taking great pictures. This course will encourage your creative side and develop your professional skills.

Professional Training for Motion Graphics Artists - Part-time

If you are a filmmaker, editor, producer or director, looking to grow your portfolio of skills, look no further! This course introduces the Adobe After Effects software, teaching new and novice motion graphics artists the concepts behind Animation Techniques and…

Sports Photography HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This new course has been developed in consultation with local and national sports photographers and commissioners, and will involve extensive field work.

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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