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

Our Media pathway brings you exciting new opportunities in an ever-growing industry.

Develop specialist skills and stand out in the field, gaining practical experience you can't get anywhere else. With something for everyone, there has never been a better time to choose Media. 

All of our courses are accredited by the University of Arts, London and will enable you to either progress straight into a career in the media industry, or go on to further study. The skills you develop on our courses including Film and TV set-up, video production, creative growth and presentational skills will help you gain the career you want, no matter what path you go down. 


Areas of this lucrative and fast-growing industry include (but are not limited to)

  • Film Production
  • Television Production
  • Radio Production
  • Presenting
  • Special Effects/VFX
  • Animation
  • Videography

In each area there are a range of careers available to you, and there is literally something for everyone, no matter your interests!


Studying Media at Ashford College will give you a wide variety of top of the range facilities to really boost your skills.

These include....

  • Production Studio Space
  • Full Use of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro/After Effects etc)
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Mac Computer Suites
  • Photographic and Video Studio

We are also constantly investing and upgrading our facilities and equipment that we use in college, meaning your studies will allow you to learn with equipment used in industry!


There has never been a better time to join our Media pathway, as local opportunities in the industry are right around the corner!

A new Film and TV Studio is being built in Ashford, just down the road from college (by the Outlet). As this opens, there will be great chances to get your foot in the industry or progress in your future career.

Located on the site of Ashford’s former Victorian railway works, the project (Newtown Works) is a £250m mixed-use regeneration project. Centred around state-of-the-art TV and film production space, the development is set to support 2,000 new jobs and create a new hub for the creative industries, which will benefit from Ashford’s connectivity to London and Europe.


Career Prospects

Example: Graphic designers

 Annual pay
£17,160 - £33,800
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 19,814 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 59,082 job openings.

Role description

Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.

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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 Ashford College

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Need more help?

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

Courses at Ashford College

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

Why people love Media

Relevant to all areas!

Relevant to all areas!

On our Media pathway you will learn skills and practices that could take you anywhere after college, from employment to higher education. After college, our courses can take you into fields such as media creation, business, art, design, and many more! The possibilities with Media are endless. 

Enrichment alongside studies

Enrichment alongside studies

Ashford College's Enrichment program allows you to learn significant skills and have fun outside of your lessons. Music students currently use our Karaoke sessions to help gain even more industry experience, and Media could start their own enrichment from September. 

Head of Creative - Richard Eno

Head of Creative - Richard Eno

Richard Eno, our brand new head of Creative, Digital and Innovation, has a huge amount of experience in creative media education. He is proud to be leading Media at Ashford and also studied film producing under Dov Simens, the same man who taught many others currently in Hollywood.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Elwick Road
TN23 1NN

01233 743100