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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 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: Media and Photography

  • Level 3

    Creative and Digital Photography

    Creative Media Production

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Graphic Design

  • Level 6

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

“The tutors are helpful and the class sizes are small which allows you to get extra support when needed.”

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Olaf Tadorowski Level 1 Media and Photography Former student at Saint Pius X Catholic High School

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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Lighting Technician

Average salary - £27,500**

Lighting Technicians set up and operate lighting for concerts, conferences and theatre, or in film and TV productions.

Day-to-day tasks:

Interpret a lighting designer’s plan, carry out risk assessments, plan where to run cables and place lights at film locations, help to rig and check the equipment, take cues for the stage manager, programme and operate manual and computer-controlled lighting systems and take down equipment after events or filming.**

Working environments:

Recording studios or office settings.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Radio Broadcast Assistant

Average salary - £22,500**

Radio Broadcast Assistants help make sure that live and recorded radio programmes run smoothly.

Day-to-day tasks:

Research guests and topics for programmes, book guests, prepare contracts and arrange payment, book studio time and equipment, type scripts, produce programme logs and running orders, operate technical studio equipment to play pre-recorded items and update the programme or station's website, blog or social media.**

Working environment

A recording studio or in an office.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from 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

“The tutors are helpful and the class sizes are small which allows you to get extra support when needed.”

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Olaf Tadorowski Level 1 Media and Photography Former student at Saint Pius X Catholic High School
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