1 year full-time
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.
- Apply online - Start your application now!
- Call us on 0115 952 2075 and start your application over the phone or we can post you a paper application form
- Come and visit us at an open day and fill in your application on the day
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.
98% of students on this course feel the teaching they receive is of a good standard. (QDP Survey Results 2022)
- Music recording and production skills
- Digital video and production skills
- 2D Game production skills
- Graphics and digital design skills
- 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:
- Mac and PC computer suites
- Digital cameras and editing software
- Apple Logic Pro X
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- GameMaker Engine
Every year we welcome family, friends and industry professionals to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of our college students.
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: Sister Bliss, Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods), Ken Scott Scott (Music producer and engineer for the likes of the Beatles, Elton John and David Bowie), 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.
Continue your studies
Once you’ve completed your course, you can go on to study one of our BTEC Level 2 courses: