Media

Qualifications in our media pathway are accredited by the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL).

University of the Arts London (UAL) is recognised as a world top-five university for art and design, according to the QS World University Rankings, and is Europe’s largest specialist university for the creative industries.

These programmes prepare you for the fast-paced worlds of work and university by immersing you in live projects, where you’ll learn the practical skills you’ll need to work to a high standard, manage your workload and direct your own learning. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete film projects for external clients and develop your skills in teamworking. You will dedicate a lot of your time to building an extensive portfolio of creative work.

Media and communication is an industry that is concentrated in South East England, with over 106,000 jobs in 2021 and nearly 4,000 annual job openings forecast over the next five years in this region alone.

The UK’s multi-billion-pound entertainment and media industry’s worth is set to grow by £8 billion in the years between 2018 and 2021 to £76 billion annually. This will make it the second largest market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Typical roles in this sector include social media coordinators, visual effects supervisors, software programmers and web designers. The industry has particular expertise shortages in technical development, animation, production and engineering, and transmission.

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Jessica
Jessica, Media Level 3 The idea of working towards my career and goal in life has run through my time at college. I’ve been building a portfolio of work and experience that I can show to potential employers or at an interview for university and that can really help me stand out above other applicants.
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