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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Art and Design, Music or ICT are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
Former Media Studies learner James Radford is revelling in his first job with a creative agency. He has secured a role as a Production Assistant with Derby based Matchstick Design.
His main responsibility is to help ensure smooth work flow in the studio – taking briefs, dealing with suppliers and seeing jobs through to delivery. He’s also preparing images for use in wide ranging projects and assisting with research.
With further experience, he aims to take on a more senior role on the creative side of the business.
It’s my first job and I’m sure my time at Derby College helped me to get it. My studies gave me skills, confidence and knowledge of film, which helped a lot.
I would definitely recommend the Media Studies course to other people interested in a career in the creative industry. It was the right choice for me: the standard of teaching was good and we covered the subjects I’m most interested in.
£18,000 per year starting salary.
Preparing image and sound ready for broadcast
Computer games developer
£25,000–£30,000 per year.
Producing games for PCs, mobiles and the Internet
Head games programmer
£30,000–£50,000 per year.
Leading the creative team in a games studio
TV or film production
Taking care of the business, financial and recruitment side of a project
Courses in this area are run at our Joseph Wright City Centre campus. About Joseph Wright Centre »