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

About our Media programmes

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.

Study with us and you will develop your skills by getting fully immersed in live projects and by joining masterclasses run by industry experts. Media students also get the opportunity to complete film projects for external clients, developing skills in teamwork, project management and working to deadlines.

Media and gaming programmes develop transferable skills that can lead to careers including:

  • games designer
  • media technician
  • visual effects artist
  • software programmer
  • animator

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What is a career pathway?

Education takes time and money. By giving you a clear view of what qualifications you need to get the job and the salary that you want, we take the stress out of learning.

Our career pathway maps show you the entry requirements for each qualification and how long they take to achieve. With each new qualification, you have the option to continue studying at the next level or explore your employment options with a guide to the jobs and salaries you can expect at that stage. Each step of the way, our career advisors are there to help you make the right choice for you.

By focusing on your future employability and opportunities, we hope to inspire in you the drive to succeed and make the most of your investment in education. 95% of students that completed a course with us progressed directly into employment or onto higher-level learning such as a higher-level course, apprenticeship or university study.*
*AL destination data for 16-19 year olds

While the right qualifications can get you a job interview, it’s the attributes that we teach alongside your chosen programme that will get you the job. Click here to find out more about our Attributes and Learning Philosophy.



ACTIVATE LEARNING ATTRIBUTES

Our aim is to equip you to be successful in the job market,

whether you are heading for a job straight after your time at

college, plan to take a university-level programme first or are

already working in a part-time job.

What could my future job look like?

Here are some examples of roles and their associated tasks:

  • Social media coordinator: help companies develop strong relationships with their current and target customers across a range of social media channels, with focus on maintaining the company's reputation. 
  • Visual effects supervisor: help carry out and monitor visual effects for a film or TV programme using your expertise in visual effects or animation.
  • Software programmer: programme new software for a company, using your skills in programming, data processing and database management.
  • Web design: design and develop webpages and apps for your clients, using your coding and programming skills.

The media industry

The media world is changing fast. The industry employs over one million multi-skilled, creative individuals, keen
to put their expertise to use in roles as diverse as games developer, video editor and camera operator.
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 pounds annually. This will make it the second largest market in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

The industry has particular expertise shortages in technical development, animation, production and engineering, and transmission.

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Industry partnerships

Guest speakers and industry visits give you relevant knowledge. Students also work with Arts Council England, Curzon, BBC Oxford, bounce video, film oxford and Mammoth screen.