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Media, Art & Design

Media, Art & Design

Media, Art & Design

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Why study Media, Art & Design at Stoke on Trent College?

How many reasons do you need?

• We are the country’s only ‘Live Nation Centre for Media and Performing Arts’, supported by the world’s biggest live event company, and with fantastic links to the creative industry as a result.

• We are host to the unique Signal Radio Media Academy, training up the next generation of DJs, producers and technicians with work placements at Signal Radio.

• Our students enter and win at the Royal Opera House Design Challenge year after year, gaining high profile exposure for their art, design and media skills.

• We work in collaboration with the British Youth Film Academy.

• We have BBC short film winners amongst our past students.

• We are a founder member of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and have the Artsmark Gold award.

• Our photography students get to visit London for residential visits to improve their skills.

• Our facilities are the best in North Staffs, with arts workshops, two high edit suites and Apple Mac computer suites, film and TV studios, radio studios and our own Heatwave Radio station.

• Many tutors have real industry experience and our courses offer great chances of progression to further study and employment.


  • Employment in the creative industry has grown at double the rate of the
  • whole economy recently, with a great choice of jobs available in wide-ranging subjects
  • Around 2 million people are employed in the industry in the UK
  • Television editors can earn around £35,000 a year on average
  • Computer games designers can earn around £28,000 on average
  • Photographers earn around £25,000 a year on average
  • Fashion designers earn a starting salary of around £18,000 a year


  • Camera Operator
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Computer Games Designer
  • Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Journalist
  • Photographer
  • Web Designer
Chris Butler

Chris Butler won the BBC Blast and BAFTA Screen-skills Bursary Competition for teenagers whilst studying his BTEC in Media Production at Stoke on Trent College.

This led to a £3,000 bursary and the opportunity for his films to be shown at the prestigious Royal Television Society Awards Ceremony.

Chris said:
“To have this success at this stage in my life is unreal. Stoke on Trent College gave me the room to experiment and really refine my editing skills.

“I would definitely recommend the media department to anyone who was thinking of applying. My lecturers were always encouraging and supportive.”

Chris is now at Bournemouth University studying TV Production.

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