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Media and Photography

CAPTURE YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS WITH INDUSTRY-STANDARD EQUIPMENT TO LAUNCH AN EXCITING CAREER IN THE WORLD OF MEDIA, FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

Offered at

Rotherham College

We offer a wide range of media and photography courses, from Level 1 at Rotherham College (also part of the RNN Group) up to degree level at our Higher Education facility, University Centre Rotherham.

The requirement for lens based work is increasing rapidly. Our courses give you the opportunity to produce visually dynamic work as well as offering you the chance to be taught by supportive tutors equipped with years of experience in their field.

You will be involved in creating projects for ‘live’ client briefs, develop a wide range of technical skills using industry-standard equipment.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Creative Digital Industries

  • Level 2

    Creative Digital Industries: Graphics, Media and Photography

  • Level 3

    Creative Media Production: Film, Radio and TV
    Creative and Digital Graphics
    Creative and Digital Photography

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Graphic Design

  • Level 6

    BA (Hons) in Media, Moving Image and Photography
    BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 5,315 JOBS IN MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

FUTURE CAREERS IN MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

The media and photography sector is ideal for those who have a creative flair with a passion for creating content and an ability to build relationships with clients.

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Radio Broadcaster

Average salary - £27,535*

Radio Broadcasters make sure that live and recorded radio programmes run smoothly.

Day-to-day tasks:

Researching and booking guests, researching topics for programmes, typing scripts, booking time slots and equipment, keeping the programme running to schedule and operating technical studio equipment.**

Working environments:

Recording studios or office settings.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Photographer

Average salary - £28,800*

Photographers take and process pictures of people, places, products and events.

Day-to-day tasks:

Discussing a project with the client and preparing a brief, choosing the right equipment and setting up lighting, composing and taking photos, using editing software to process images, checking the image quality and selecting the best images for clients.**

Working environments:

Creative studios, film sets, event venues or at a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the media and photography sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Detail Orientated
  • Management
  • Customer Service
  • Enthusiasm

What our students say

“I chose to go to North Notts College, because I can learn new skills that I can apply in a future career in Computing or IT”

Benjamin Breeze
Benjamin Breeze Level 2 - BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Skills

“I love coming into College to see my friends and develop my skills in video editing. I want to use the skills that I learn at College to work as an IT Technician or to work with video production.”

Hannah Agbontan
Hannah Agbontan Level 2 - BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Skills
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