creative AND Digital Media

From animation and photography to directing TV shows and designing video games, in our Industry Excellence Academy for Creative and Digital Media we have a range of courses that will help you to start writing the script for an exciting career across this increasingly multi-disciplinary sector. 

This means the more you know about this broad industry and the more hands-on skills you have, the wider the opportunities you will be able to access. So, if you are a creative individual with a passion for producing exciting content then you’ll find yourself at home in our Industry Excellence Academy for Creative and Digital Media.


In our fully-equipped computer suites, you will find all the latest software and state-of-the-art technology for 3D modelling, design, development and editing. You will also work to live briefs set directly by broadcasters, media companies, digital agencies and advertising firms, providing hands on experience. 

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 or Level 3 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 £24,000 to TV and film producers with an average annual salary of £37,000.


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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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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