Creative & Digital Media Courses

If it is your ambition to build a future in the digital media industry, our dynamic creative & digital media courses are your perfect professional startpoint. With us you will gain essential practical skills and also learn all about the industry and professional practice.

Graphic design offers an alternative to traditional art & design courses, allowing you to develop your illustration skills and open up many different career opportunities to realise your dream. The course enhances your creativity, your critical awareness and your knowledge of specialist design software, allowing you to flourish in this vibrant industry.

Our fast-paced Games Design courses are also a brilliant way to turn your passion for gaming into a career. On these fascinating courses you will be taught by experienced tutors who will help you develop your technical and creative skills and prepare you for a career in this dynamic industry.

Course Name Campus Study Mode
Art & Design (Graphic Design & Illustration) Level 3 Campus: Warrington Campus Study Mode: Full Time
Art & Design (Graphic Design) Level 2 Campus: Warrington Campus Study Mode: Full Time
Creative Media Practice (Games Design & Animation) Level 3 Campus: Warrington Campus Study Mode: Full Time
Creative Media Practice Level 1 Campus: Warrington Campus Study Mode: Full Time
Creative Media Practice Level 2 Campus: Warrington Campus Study Mode: Full Time
Creative Media Practice Level 3 Campus: Warrington Campus Study Mode: Full Time
Esports L3 Campus: Warrington Campus Study Mode: Full Time

Creative & Digital Media

  • Camera Operator
  • Content Developer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Film Director
  • Programme
  • Researcher
  • Social Media
  • Manager
  • TV Producer
  • Video Editor
  • Website Designer

 

Graphic Design

  • Brand Developer
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Editorial Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Packaging Design
  • Teacher

 

Games Design

  • 3D Artists / Animator
  • Computer Games Designer
  • Games Tester
  • Games Programmer
  • Mobile Games Developer

Creative & Digital Media

You will be able to take part in exciting trips throughout your course, including visits to the National Science and Media Museum, Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Alton Towers Scarefest, regular cinema visits and a residential trip to Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

Graphic Design

Students take part in several trips throughout the year, including to the Manchester Design Festival. Students also travel to local cities such as Liverpool to create drawings of architecture and working on live briefs for real clients will often take you off-campus.

 

Games Design

During your course you will go on exciting trips to events such as EGX Rezzed, Manchester Comicon, Bury Arcade Club and various online expositions to enhance your knowledge of the video game industry. There are university trips too, to help you explore your future options.

Creative & Digital Media

During your course you will work on a variety of live projects, such as editing social media footage for local businesses. You can also broaden your experience by entering in national film competitions.

Work placements form an important part of your studies, because they really help in developing your practical skills and getting to understand the industry. Placements can involve working on social media and music videos, recording footage for local businesses, or even helping football clubs with their digital media communications.

You will also meet guest speakers from the creative digital world, and work with universities and higher education institutions such as Edge Hill University, The University of Chester, Salford Media City and Futureworks – all great ways to explore your future opportunities.

 

Graphic Design

Throughout your course, you will be involved with local companies and community groups working on live projects, coming up with concepts, ideas and final designs. Past students have worked with Cheshire Police, creating a ‘mini high street’ for the walls of the riot training room at their headquarters. Another project involved creating activity booklets with Zine Design for children and teenagers at Warrington Hospital NHS Trust. These projects give you ‘real world’ experience, where you can learn valuable skills such as teamwork, negotiation and verbal communication.

 

Games Design

Working on live project briefs for real clients is an important part of the course – this really helps you develop the key skills that the video games industry wants to see. Past students have collaborated with Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Trust, creating fun and friendly underwater-themed characters for an in-house application currently in development. Students also gained valuable quality assurance experience, testing unreleased titles for Sleepy Brain Studios. Students who really excelled saw progression routes open to them, and each student received a credited mention – a highly valuable addition to their CVs.

The course also includes plenty of guest lecture workshops with leading employers, giving you useful insights into the industry. At the end of the course, you will have an impressive portfolio – presented using industry-standard online platforms – to help you into further education or employment.