Principal’s welcome

Welcome to the UTC@MediaCityUK. I am delighted to introduce you to our 14-19 University Technical College, specialising in the creative and digital arts. Based in the heart of MediaCityUK, we are a short walk from the MediaCity campus of our sponsors at Salford University and The Lowry. We offer the most exciting and challenging digital education for students across the region.

Our college is a really unique place to learn. From your first day the philosophy is for students to gain from ‘hands on’ learning. You can grapple, invent and problem-solve, with a range of technology at your disposal.  You will be developing creative and digital content – the images, words, video and software we all consume constantly through the internet, TV, radio and mobile devices.

Studying at UTC@MediaCityUK ensures that our students gain the qualifications and experience employers are looking for – not just broadcasters and media companies, but every business wanting to reach its customers in the digital age. They will all be drawing from a digital media sector that already accounts for one in every ten jobs in the North West.

Combining core academic subjects with the opportunity to study and gain practical experience in TV & Film, Interactive Media & Graphics, Radio & Audio or Interactive Media & Gaming, our curriculum ensures you will be learning skills for jobs at MediaCityUK and beyond. You will be engaged in developing real TV, radio and game content using industry equipment in a new building purpose built – for this unique curriculum.

Our UTC benefits from strong links with our partners such as ITV, Cisco, and Oracle. Our goal is to produce the next generation of digital entrepreneurs by harnessing your creativity and providing you with the key tools to be successful in business. You will be supported by committed teachers who are all passionate and successful at what they do.

Central to the vision of the UTC is the desire to prepare young people better for employment and further education and training, that is why we offer students opportunities through work experience and leadership activities. Since opening in September 2015 we have seen the vision and values of the UTC come to life. The young people who study here are growing in confidence daily, their communication and leadership skills are being developed through their frequent team work as they create projects to fulfil briefs set with industry partners.

 

At the UTC students are already learning to live and work in the digital world. I look forward to you joining us for this unique and exciting opportunity.

Sharon Gardner

 

Do get in touch with me directly to discuss any aspect of the UTC or to arrange a tour of the college.

Phone: 0161 661 3947

Email: principal@utcmediacityuk.org.uk