Creative Media & Games Design

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For those who are passionate about a future in the creative media industries such as film, animation, game design, photography, graphic design, 3D animation or concept art, the area of Creative Media offers vast and rapidly expanding career opportunities.

Our courses - awarded by the University of the Arts, London - cover Levels 2 and Level 3 in Creative Media Production and progress to various HE course options. Practical hands-on projects using industry standard software and hardware will allow you to develop your creative skills and knowledge through a variety of media such as digital graphics, films, games and animation.

Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to focus on different areas of the creative media industry and explore a wide range of disciplines to discover which one you enjoy the most.

The focus of our courses is on exploration and experimentation, working towards a portfolio and show reel that, along with your Level 3 qualification, will help you progress into higher education or employment.

A Level Options
This subject area has courses which can be taken alongside A Levels and other qualifications.

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I’d never done media before, so everything I’ve learnt, I’ve learnt here. With the experience I’ve gained from doing extra film projects and my work at the College, I’m hoping to produce my own films, or possibly pursue the Apprenticeship route.

James McDougall
James McDougall

Student Success

Students regularly get involved in local and national external exhibitions and competitions including prestigious film awards and the University of the Arts London exhibition.

Past Students

Previous students have gone on to work as camera operators, animators, photographers, game designers, concept artists, 3D modellers, creative writers and graphic design artists after completing study at a higher level. They have set up independent game companies that have exhibited at E3, film production companies, won awards for independent film making and gone into TV production for BBC and ITV as camera operators and production assistants.

Career Options

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Graphic Designer £14,000 - £17,000
  • Radio, TV or Film Producer £18,000 - £25,000+
  • TV Runner £10,000 - £12,000

You could move on to be an:

  • Computer Games Designer £35,000 - £45,000+
  • Marketing Manager/Director £40,000 - £50,000+
  • TV, Film and Camera Operator £40,000+

Source: National Careers Service

I’m particularly interested in trying to create an environment of experiential learning. I am passionate about the subject and enjoy helping the students develop their skills in an area they are engaged with. It’s exciting to see where the student’s imagination take their projects.