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Graphics, Games Design & Media

Do you enjoy capturing, editing and sharing your own video footage, then why not study a creative media course? Or perhaps you’re interested in pursuing your creative flair, then one of our graphic design courses would be a great fit for you.

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. Turn your passion into a career!

Students studying graphics, games design & media at our Warrington campus will study in our brand new Advanced Creative & Digital Skills Academy, equipped with the latest industry-standard equipment and software, working alongside some of the industry’s top employers.

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!

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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.

Ranging from our creative & digital media course or our graphic design course, which are great for getting started, to our innovative game design or game development course, 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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Adult Learner

As an adult learner you can enrol on one of our brilliant HNC or HND courses. Have you got a passion for art and want to apply your creative and technical skills? Then our graphic design course may be for you. We also have a selection of creative media and film courses for you to explore, and of course, HNC and HND games development courses. Check them out below.

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Higher Education Learner

If you have previous experience within digital, media, games design, or IT, or have previously studied a digital media, gaming, or a similar course, 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.

Meet our students

Lleyton Holden Games Design

"I really enjoy working alongside like-minded people with similar interests."

Lleyton Holden is thoroughly enjoying his course, in particular 3D modelling and working with the latest industry software.

The former Hope Academy pupil describes his college tutors as friendly and supportive, and believes the course has set him on the right path towards his ambition of creating a brand-new independent video game.

Laura Hayes

I have learnt so many photoshop, illustrator and traditional design techniques which I am eager to put in practice. Tutors always give constructive feedback and inform us about events and future opportunities.”

HND student Laura loved the fact she was able to work part-time alongside studying at college and found she was still able to maintain a happy social life. She said the best aspect of studying at the college was the amazing tutors who she was “always genuinely happy to see”. Laura has now progressed to study at University of Chester and hopes to work for a design company in the future.

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.

Daelan Olsen

I really enjoy the company of my peers and I'm learning to generate ideas which will definitely help me in the future."

Level 3 Creative Media Practice student Daelan Olsen wants to work in the film industry and feels that his course is the first step towards achieving his goal.

Daelan has particularly enjoyed learning how to use a professional camera correctly and exploring how to frame shots.

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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