Industry EXCELLENCE ACADEMY FOR creative AND Digital Media

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Creative and Digital Media, you’ll learn from tutors who are specialists in their fields and you’ll work in real design and production studios with industry-standard software. Some of our new industry-standard facilities include a TV studio with production gantry, radio and sound studios, editing suites using the latest Mac technology, two game design and production suites and an infinity green screen. Also, you’ll be putting your skills into practice by working on live briefs set by broadcasters, games studios, local employers and international advertising firms.

The creative and digital media sector is incredibly diverse – there are so many opportunities open to you if you have the talent, abilities and drive to succeed. We can teach you everything from games design and development, 3D animation and graphic design, to film and TV production.

In our Industry Excellence Academy you'll learn from tutors who are specialists in their fields, and become familiar with DLSR cameras, graphics tablets, animation scripts and 3D modeeling software. You'll also learn in brand-new facilities in our City Campus Manchester, where our classrooms are set up as design and production studios and recording rooms. 

You’ll also receive dedicated ‘employability’ sessions with a named Employability Tutor to develop your skills and knowledge. In addition you will be allocated a dedicated Employability and Partnership Coordinator who will support you every step of the way helping to prepare you and equip you with the skills that you will need to thrive in the workplace. 

Available Courses

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Creative and Digital Media you’ll take a course that has been co-developed and is co-delivered by one of our leading industry partners. You’ll complete either a Level 2, Level 3 or T Level qualification and a placement with an industry employer of at least 15 days. 

By the time you complete your time in the Industry Excellence Academy for Creative and Digital Media you’ll have developed an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gained work experience with industry leaders.


Studying in our Industry Excellence Academy for Creative and Digital Media, you will gain skills that will open doors to a host of careers in this exciting sector. These range from graphic designers with an average yearly salary of £27,500 to TV and film producers with an average annual salary of £31,600.


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include: 

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Creative Cow

Creative Cow are a boutique design and marketing agency based in Manchester providing creative and digital marketing solutions for a range of UK and International clients.

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The Game Production Company

The Game Production Company are an independent game development studio based in Manchester UK dedicated to creating adventures.

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Flow Creative

Flow Creative are a multi-award winning brand and content creation agency specialising in Animation, Brand, Social Content, Video Production and Websites.

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Pie Analysis

Pie Analysis are digital marketing experts who develop and execute digital marketing strategies on a global scale.


From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College in our gallery.

We have found the partnership has really benefitted the team, helping them to develop their skills by mentoring and advising the students on placement. We have also had the opportunity to build presentation skills by delivering talks in the classroom. Our partnership with the College was shortlisted for an Educate North award, which has been a positive story for us to share.
Karl Doran, Flow

Download subject area guide

Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you in our subject area guide. 

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Book your place at our next open event to learn all about our Industry Excellence Academy for Creative and Digital Media, meet our tutors, learn about the amazing industry partners you could get experience working alongside and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Creative and Digital Media at The Manchester College.


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