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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 industry standard equipment and software and photography studio spaces. 

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

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.

  • 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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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 - Television pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

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

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 Graphics and Games Production BSc (Hons) (Level 6) - Full-time

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours degree in Digital Graphics and Games Production provides an ideal opportunity to explore the technical skills and software associated with graphic design, animation and games production.

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.

Film and Digital Broadcast Production BSc (Hons) (Level 6) - Full-time

Our BSc in Film and Digital Broadcast Production Honours degree brings together a wide range of skills and technical understanding from areas that are increasingly converging.

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.

Photographic Practice BSc (Hons) Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

The new Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours degree in Photographic Practice is designed to enable you to build the skills to work effectively as a professional as a freelancer or in the creative industries.

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.

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.

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Media Lecturer Rob Hitchen

Our hands-on courses are aligned with careers which means our students regularly put the skills they learn into practice.

Media Lecturer Rob Hitchen talks about the newly built Digital Media Centre based at the City Hub, which features future ready technology providing our students with the experience, knowledge and professional skills ready for when they enter the media industry.