Centre of excellence for CREATIVE and DIGITAL MEDIA

In our Centre of Excellence for Creative and Digital Media you’ll learn all the skills required to prepare you for an exciting career in this vibrant industry. From animation and photography to directing TV shows and designing video games, we'll help you to start writing the script for an exciting career in this sector. 

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

Depending on your level of study you will complete up to 2 weeks' work experience with one or multiple employers, in either a single block or on seperate days during your course. You’ll also receive  ‘employability’ sessions that will equip you with the skills that you’ll need to thrive in the workplace. 

When you complete your journey in our Centre of Excellence for Creative and Digital Media you will have all the skills you need to be ‘work ready’ and the qualifications you need to take the next steps towards an amazing career. 

Available Courses

While studying in our Centre of Excellence you can obtain qualifications ranging from Entry Level and Level 3 certificates through to Extended Diplomas. If you haven’t already obtained a Grade 4 GCSE in English or maths you’ll also study to achieve this level of qualification, which is a mandatory requirement of your course and essential for many careers. 

In our Centre of Excellence for Creative and Digital Media you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gain work experience with industry leaders.

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Studying in our Centre of Excellence for Creative and Digital Media, you will gain skills that will open doors a host of careers in this exciting sector. These range from Graphic Designers, with an average yearly salary of £27,500, to TV/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: 

Creative Cow
Flow Creative
Hartshead Productions
Ideas Foundation
Kilogramme Animation studio
Pie Analysis
The Game Production Company


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.

The students that have attended so far have been amazing and it’s great to see young designers with a desire and drive to be part of the industry. We really enjoy working with the College and hope the partnership continues for the future.
Michael Dandy, Creative Cow

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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 Centre of Excellence for Creative and Digital Media, meet our tutors, tour facilities and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Creative and Digital Media at The Manchester College.

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