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Digital Arts

Are you looking to develop your skills with like-minded people in dedicated creative spaces? We offer a range of courses from animation and illustration to graphic design and photography, all designed to set you on the path to a rewarding career.


Whether you are already working in the industry and are wanting to get qualified to progress your career, or you are looking to turn your hobby into paid employment, we can help you get to where you want to be.

You will be fully supported throughout your studies and have access to specialist facilities to hone your craft including a large industry standard photography studio, an animation, games and visual FX workshop with rendering farm and a TV studio with Black Magic 4K cameras and green screen facilities. 

Industry experienced tutors will bring real-life working examples to the classroom to enhance your learning.

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What can I study?

Art and Design (Digital Arts) Access to Higher Education

This broad-based one-year Digital Arts course enables you to explore your skills and interests so that you can make the right choice for your Higher Education and career.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Photography and Media Access to Higher Education

Do you see the world through a lens? Are you a keen photographer, enjoy editing images and producing videos? Take a shot at a career in photography and media with this course!

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Digital Arts qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Directs the arranging of conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign strategy in light of sales figures, surveys, etc. and takes appropriate corrective measures if necessary.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Defines target group and implements strategy through appropriate media planning work.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed and develops the most appropriate strategy to deliver the objectives.

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Median Salary

£59,250 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Arranges conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign in light of sales figures, surveys, etc..
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed, defines target group and assesses the suitability of various media.

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Median Salary

£44,714 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
  • Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.
  • Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.
  • Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc..

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Median Salary

£37,116 View more

What can I do with a Digital Arts qualification?

How can I progress?

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