Canterbury College - Media
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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

From Film & TV to Games Development, our Media courses inspire you to think creatively, develop specialist skills and gain insight into one of the worlds biggest and most exciting modern industries.

All of our study programmes are accredited by the University of the Arts, London, and provide opportunities to progress on to Higher Education or straight into a career in media. You can specialise in a range of skills, including production, film & tv, presenting, or games development.

Our courses are extremely varied, meaning your specialism will open up many different progression routes. Many of our students progress on to Higher Education and graduate from top universities to work in a range of exciting careers. Here are just a few examples.

Media Production

  • Film Production
  • Television Production
  • Radio Production
  • Sound Designer

Creative Writing & Journalism

  • News Editors
  • Blogger
  • Screenwriter
  • Journalist.

Digital Presenter

  • Social Media Influencers
  • Blogger
  • Vlogger
  • Digital Marketing Influencer
  • Social Media Coordinator

Games Development

  • App Designer
  • Games producer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Games Tester.

Our Media department boasts a number of professional facilities that will enhance your learning, whichever course you choose, including:

  • Radio Studio for recording voiceovers, podcasts and sound effects
  • Television Studio for professional filming including a green screen
  • Editing Suites for post-production skills
  • Industry Standard film equipment
  • 3D animation software
  • Full access to Adobe Creative Cloud (photoshop, illustrator, after effects)
  • AVID (film and TV editing software)
  • 3D printer and scanner.

Social Action is an important part of your learning programme.

Bit Crush festival is hosted by the media department every year to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. 

The festival includes games, merchandise, and art that is either donated or created by our students.

Career Prospects

Example: Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators

 Annual pay
£11,960 - £48,360
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 20,060 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 59,812 job openings.

Role description

Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Why people love Media



"The Media course has helped me realise what I want to do after College. I've taken part in design competitions that have helped me develop my own style and skills. This course has allowed me to meet new people and learn new industry skills."


Marcus Nobs

Marcus Nobs

"Hosting Bitcrush Festival with my department was very helpful development, allowing me to come out of my shell a bit more and participate in social events to raise money for Demelza House charity."

Bitcrush Festival

Bitcrush Festival

Media students helped to organise Bitcrush, the annual three-day games and digital festival, held in aid of Demelza Hospice for Children. 

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111