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Why not study something you love whilst gaining valuable skills and qualifications that employers in the industry are looking for. Studying Media and Games offers you the opportunity to pursue a number of exciting careers from games development and games programming, journalism, film and TV production to 3D animation and 3D modelling, or even setting up as a freelancer.
Students involved in film and video production will use a wide range of cameras and equipment as used by professional filmmakers and you will be involved in making short films for external clients, giving you real experience of commissioned filmmaking. Check out our YouTube channel and see for yourself the work our students have produced.
Why West Cheshire College?
You will get to use the latest software and equipment such as Autodesk 3D Studio Max & Maya. The games course also teaches and embeds Unreal Engine 4 to all students and utilises this game engine software to concept and create fully realised game ideas. Journalism students make their own websites to promote web-based journalism work, work on filmed documentaries, write for magazines and newspapers, learn how to interview and present to camera, and have even created their own radio show.
The Art Centre is based at the Ellesmere Port Campus and boasts impressive new facilities including a photography studio with professional lighting and digital SLR cameras and lenses, a suite of Apple Macs for editing and image manipulation, video cameras and a state-of-the-art green screen recording studio.
Trips and Activities
Did you know that every August we take media and games students to Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and this year we are planning a trip to New York to visit the New York Film Academy and Nintendo World. Students will also get the chance to visit London and Harry Potter world, where they will participate in film and visual FX-themed workshops.
Most students progress to higher level study at the College either from Level 1 to Level 2 or from Level 2 to Level 3, or progress into employment or Apprenticeships in the industry.
Students typically progress into a range of job roles in the industry including journalism, graphics, illustration and animation.
The Level 3 Creative Media Production BTEC Extended Diploma will enable you to progress in to Higher Education on degree-level programmes or into exciting roles in the creative media industry. If you are planning to progress into Higher Education, we can help with our close links with FutureWorks in Manchester and the University of Chester.
Did you know?
In this region there are around 216 job vacancies for Journalists per year - they earn on average £13.35 per hour.
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