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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.

Sophie Armishaw studied a BTEC in Photography, here at Nottingham College. Find out here how her positive college experience has helped her photography career journey.


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

This course has been developed in consultation with members of the local creative sector to give you the up-to-date skills demanded by current media employers.

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 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.

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.

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