Access to Media

Be part of this ever-changing, multimedia world!

Want to study media at university but don’t have the qualifications to get in? This one year fast-track access course will give you the credits to secure your place at university to start your dream career!

What is Access to Media?

This course is designed for those who are pursuing a career in the creative industry. Whether you want to become a graphic or multimedia designer, get involved in TV, journalism and film or become an animator; Access to Media is the best path way into your dream university course!  

The course will give you the stepping stone that you need to prepare you for your degree. Equipping you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to progress on to this level of study. 

What will I study?

  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe Creative software such as Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Video Production
  • Script writing
  • Film & Popular Culture
  • Planning and promoting an event
  • Work on live briefs with real clients
  • Build a portfolio of work



Who is this course for?

This course has been designed especially for students aged 19+ who want to fast-track to degree-level study. It is perfect for those who have had a few years out of education or haven’t completed a college course or A levels or simply just want a change in career! 

Funding

If you are aged 19-23 you may be eligible for a reduction in fees. There are also 24+ Advanced Learning Loans available. To find out more information and if you are entitled to these reductions please see our Fees and Funding page or call one of our friendly advisors on 0115 9 100 100. 

However, if you progress from an Access to Media course and complete a university degree your access course fees will be wiped! 

Highlights from ncn

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Students gain inspiration from industry

22/06/2017

Students were able to tap into industry knowledge this week as our High Pavement campus opened its doors to careers advisors from local businesses and universities. 

City and Guilds names Nottingham College ‘UK Centre of the Year‘

20/06/2017

Nottingham College was honoured at the City and Guilds Lion Awards last week (15th June), winning the UK Centre of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony held in London’s iconic Kensington Roof Gardens.

Fashion students strut their stuff on the catwalk

16/06/2017

St Mary’s Gate Church became a stunning backdrop for a catwalk fashion show for Nottingham College Fashion students' End of Year catwalk show.

Megan’s artwork reaches new heights

16/06/2017

Talented young artist Megan Cresswell has taken her final college project to a whole new level, literally… 

Ncn and Central College merge to become Nottingham College

08/06/2017

New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham have today merged to create Nottingham College – set to be one of the largest colleges in the country.

Top chef Alex Bond inspires students with contemporary cuisine

02/06/2017

Michelin-trained chef Alex Bond took time out of his busy schedule last week to work alongside trainee chefs to cook a five-course meal for the public.

Join us for our Aspire summer showcase!

01/06/2017

Our University Centre is holding a special summer showcase at ncn City on 7th June, 4-7.30pm. ‘Aspire’ is an end of year celebration for current HE students, and for those interested in a degree-level course, it’s a great chance to see what ncn has...

ncn alumnus lands lead role in Playhouse production

18/05/2017

Talented actor and former ncn student, Andre Squire, got the chance to perform back in his hometown after landing a lead role in the stage production of The Grapes of Wrath.

Students feel the heat from the kitchen

17/05/2017

Our students have shown they have what it takes after impressing Nottingham diners during their Marco Pierre White restaurant takeover.

I declare Creative 122 officially open!

11/05/2017

A shop selling creative items made by ncn staff and students was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham on 10th May at a special launch event held at our City campus.

Awards success for talented Nottingham students

11/05/2017

Creative students from both ncn and Central College were honoured at the 2017 Young Creative Awards on Wednesday 10 May. 

Creative 122 set to open by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham

04/05/2017

A shop selling creative items made by ncn staff and students will open to the public on Wednesday 10th May at an official launch event at ncn City (Adams Building).

VIP launch receives a helping hand from our students

28/04/2017

Our hospitality and catering trainees provided the canapés and hospitality for the launch of the National Justice Museum last week, serving more than 200 guests from across the UK.

Budding film makers hit the big screen

21/04/2017

Young movie makers got the chance to watch a premiere screening of their own short film at Nottingham’s Broadway cinema as part of the BFI Film Academy.