Why study with us?

Why study at UTC@MediaCityUK?

A school like no other

Our employer partners ensure the latest industry-specific skills and experience are at the core of our curriculum, and prepare you to successfully enter work. More…

Our University partner ensures academic rigor and research expertise underpin our teaching, and enables you to confidently progress to higher education. More…

Our location in the heart of MediaCityUK, a world-leading hub for creative and digital enterprise and activity, will inspire you and drive your aspiration and ambition. More…

Our technical specialisms immerse you in a field that interests you most, and develop you as a highly-skilled professional capable of succeeding in the digital future. More (KS4)…  More (KS5)…

Study your passion

Studying with us means following your passion – whether that’s TV & Film, Interactive Media & Graphics, Radio & Audio, or Interactive Media & Gaming. You will have at least 40% of your time dedicated to your technical specialism at Key Stage 4, and 60% at Key Stage 5.

With your core subjects at A level or GCSE, the nature of our curriculum ensures you will see the link between your studies and your interests, for example you will:

  • Understand Physics through its application to TV and Radio
  • Develop your English for copywriting, content management and digital journalism
  • Learn Maths as it can be applied for web development

Hands-on learning

Forget ‘chalk and talk’ – we’re all about getting you engaged and active in your learning:

  • Undertake real work-based tasks and activity
  • Study and work in TV studios, radio studios, recording and editing facilities
  • Use the latest industry equipment and technology
  • Link your studies to the specialist digital and creative areas
  • Develop entrepreneurial and employability skills essential for success

By working on live projects and with industry professionals, you will not only master relevant industry techniques and standards, but will experience a unique enrichment programme of extra-curricular activities that will inspire and reward.

Succeed in the career you want

Creating digital content is the passport to tomorrow’s jobs – not just in the media but across every business sector. UTC@MediaCityUK’s leading-edge technology and industry experts will give you the skills, experience and qualifications to access exciting career prospects.

You will develop a deep understanding of the application of digital technologies and content creation.

You’ll be ready for further study or entering the working world in the exciting careers in the digital industry of the future.

You will learn to live and work in tomorrow’s digital world.

And that’s an exciting, powerful position to be in.

It was very clear that our son wanted a career in media and we originally thought we would go down the traditional route of finishing school before going on to a specialist college. However, we were really excited when we came across the UTC and saw that they were taking in Year 10 pupils, as it is going to give him the opportunity to get stuck into what he really loves doing at school.

Darren Maundrell, Parent of Lewis Maundrell