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Graphics, Games Design & Media

Design education with passion and purpose. If it is your ambition to build a future in the dynamic creative industries, our exciting creative courses are the best place to start.

If you would love to bring your ideas to life then the graphic design and digital illustration course could be for you. Do you enjoy capturing, editing and sharing your own video footage, then why not study Creative Media? Alternatively, if you would love to design your own game, our games design course is the one for you. Competitive in nature? Then perhaps enrol on our esports course. Either way turn your passion into a career!

Trips and visits

Our students have participated in a variety of exciting trips to locations including the Arcade Club, the Manchester Design Festival, EGX Rezzed, Manchester Comicon, and Bury Arcade Club. You may even have the opportunity to visit Alton Towers, or take part in the Warner Bros. Studio Tour!

Meet our students

Morgan Mackerness
The creative freedom the tutors allow you while creating your projects is great- they always listen to your film ideas and give you helpful advice.”

Level 3 Creative Media Production student Morgan Mackerness chose to study at the college because of the "great camera and editing equipment" that would help bring his ideas to life. Former Weaverham High School student Morgan really enjoys the independence of his course.

Casey Smith

I have designed lots of different things and I've really enjoyed editing photos and adding textures to illustrations. I feel this course is pointing me in the right direction for where I want to be in the future.”

Level 3 Graphic Design student Casey Smith is really enjoying the variety of her course and feels she has gained many new skills. She would like to progress straight into employment after her course and feels her course has set her on the right pathway.

Timothy Lee
I have learned a lot, including how to model 3D props. My course is preparing me for the next step of my career.”

Level 3 Games Design student Timothy Lee enjoys using the college's industry-standard software and learning a range of new skills. Timothy, former student of Sir Thomas Boteler CE High School, says the course is definitely helping him prepare for the next steps.

Meet our tutors

Phil Mac Donald

Phil MacDonald

Creative Media Lecturer Phil MacDonald has a wealth of industry experience, having worked on a variety of high-profile TV projects including BBC Two's Springwatch 2020, Channel 4's The Secret Life of the Zoo, and ITV's The Voice. Phil has been teaching at the college for two years and says: "My favourite thing about teaching is witnessing the progress of the students. Listening to their ideas and then seeing their finished productions is so rewarding."

Ellie Strowger

Ellie Strowger

Graphics and Media Subject Leader Ellie Strowger has taught at the college for seven years and enjoys sharing her passion for graphic design with her students. In the past, Ellie has worked on various commercial graphic design projects from branding and corporate identity to packaging design. Ellie also takes up freelance design work alongside her teaching, ensuring she stays up-to-date with the latest industry trends.

Sam Kidman

Sam Kidman

Games Design Tutor Sam Kidman is really passionate about the video game industry and has a great deal of experience, having worked for TT games and even setting up his own games design company. Sam also achieved a BA (Hons) Games Art from the University of Bolton, before progressing onto an MA Games Development. Sam enjoys sharing his knowledge with his students and helping them reach their full potential.

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16-18 Years Old

Whether you dream of designing a popular new game, becoming a successful graphic designer or travelling the world filming documentaries, our graphics, games and media courses can help you achieve your goal. These innovative courses utilise the latest technology and expert teaching to ensure you are ready to move onto higher education or secure employment in these exciting and dynamic sectors.

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Higher Education Learner

If you have previous experience within digital, media, games design, or IT, you may wish to enhance your skills further by embarking upon a HNC or HND course. These courses are designed to build upon your creativity and technical skills, ensuring you are in the best possible position to progress onto university or into employment.

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