1 year full-time

Entry requirements:

  • Ideally, you’ll have achieved a GCSE grade 2 (E) in English and maths. However, if you haven’t, we’ll give you the opportunity to prove you can work at this level
  • If you move to the next stage of education with us, you’ll retake your GCSE English and maths with us here at Confetti

Fees & funding:
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How to apply:
When you're ready to apply, there's a few ways to start the process.

Introduction to the course

The college course will introduce you to the college and creative industries so you can discover your future career. You will work within a range of disciplines such as Video Games Design, Digital Media Production and Music and Sound Design, where you will have access to industry standard facilities and the latest software. You will develop your creative and technical skills through collaborating with your peers on a range of exciting and engaging multi-disciplinary projects.

You will not just develop your creative and transferable skills, but you will also understand how to look for job, learn interview techniques, build relationships working as a team and developing your understanding of your role within society.

Through a combination of creating a professional portfolio with the opportunity to gain qualifications in Maths, English and ICT you will be able to progress on to our Level 2 courses in Games, Digital Media, Music Technology and Music Technology & Performance.

You’ll learn:

  • How to create music with the latest software such as Apple’s Logic Pro X
  • Music recording and sequencing techniques
  • The basics of game making and coding in software
  • An introduction to film & TV production
  • Elements of graphic and digital design with Photoshop
  • The skills needed, like interview techniques to get a job
  • How to promote yourself within the creative industries

What you'll study

Within the first term at the college you'll learn about Confetti and your new surroundings. You'll be taken through the basics of working in the different sectors, from making music, using video cameras and how to create a simple game.

The second term of the course is about working on projects using skills you have already created, this will give you an opportunity to put sound to video, create digital artwork and use basic coding within game making software.

In the final term of the course, the focus will be on promoting you work and learning about your progression routes and deciding what disciplinary in the creative industries your future lies. You'll also build a portfolio that can be used to take onto your next stage.

Maths & English

Depending on your prior English and Maths attainment, you may need to improve your grade as part of your course.

On this course you’ll have access to:

  • The full Adobe Creative Software Suite – This includes programs such as Photoshop
  • The latest Apple Logic Pro X music sequencing software
  • You'll learn how to create games in GameMaker
  • A combination of Apple Mac and PC computer suites, so that you are comfortable on both platforms


Every year we welcome family, friends and industry professionals to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of our college students. This year, in light of the current restrictions, we’ve taken this showcase online.

The Confetti Classroom

At Confetti our classrooms are unique. As part of their course, our students get the chance to go out into industry and Do It For Real at locations across the UK! Check out our interactive map to see how our classrooms are different and to get a taste of the kind of experiences you could take part in whilst studying at Confetti.

Industry Week

As a Confetti student, you will also take part in Industry Week where you’ll meet a range of professionals within your field of interest, as well as other areas of the creative industries.

Previous guests include: Susan Rogers (worked with the likes of Jamie XX, Moxie (NTS Radio & Warehouse Project), Russel.T.Davies (It's a sin),  Noel Clarke, Tony Visconti (who worked with David Bowie), Professor Green, DJ Yoda, Sleaford Mods, Jon Burgerman, Trevor Plunkett, Will Kennard (Chase and Status), Phil Thornalley and Chris Marsh, Michael Eavis, Jamal Edwards (SBTV), Andy Copping (Download Festival), Mistajam (BBC Radio 1), Piers Aggett (Rudimental), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1).

Check out our talks on demand here.

level 1 student creative

Deanna Ebblewhite

Introduction to Creative Technologies

“There’s really good support here from tutors and other staff.”

Continue your studies

Once you’ve completed your course, you can go on to study one of our BTEC Level 2 courses:

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