It is estimated that the UK entertainment and media sector is set to reach nearly £88bn by 2025. This rapid growth is thanks to demand for e-books, streamed media, video games, YouTube and online advertising.

If you are a creative individual with a passion for digital video production, animation, creative media, or digital graphics, this could be the industry for you.

We pride ourselves on offering innovative, practical based creative media and digital film production courses, backed with top of the range equipment and facilities, strong industry links and a professional skilled team of lectures.

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

Labour Market Information

Career Choices

The North East is home to a growing number of employers in sectors which include digital video production, animation and journalism.

Over the past few years, the area has seen the highest number of new technology start-ups in the digital media and animation field outside of London, growing by 19.5% in 2016-17!

In October 2019 the Mayor of Middlesbrough launched a £250 million Digital City development, creating an estimate of more than 2,000 creative digital jobs.

MC Progression Pathways

Potential careers upon completion of one of our Media courses include:

Digital Film Production | Director | Editor | Journalist | Digital Animation | Animator | E-learning Developer | Social Media Manager | Marketing 



Channel 4

Ithica Films


Wander Films

Northern Film & Media


Why study with us?

Media production students at MC Digital can access industry standard production equipment and state-of-the-art technologies, such as drones, gimbals, cinema cameras, and much more.

  1. Media production students at the college also use a professionally equipped broadcast studio, capable of multi camera streaming
  2. With a range of courses and levels to choose from, students can go on to progress in a range of exciting, challenging and prosperous careers
  3. Students are given access to a large scale editing suite, connected to a localised media server for online editing
  4. Contemporary industry techniques are taught by a highly skilled team of industry professionals
There is a really good atmosphere here, and the College is very social. There’s always somewhere to go to relax or hang out with friends.
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The facilities at the College’s Digital Centre are also outstanding. The equipment is industry-standard and really helps you to develop the skills needed for the workplace.
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I am honoured to be back filming at Middlesbrough College for WorldSkills, it really does feel great to be back even if it is only for a short time.
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During my time here, I’ve had the chance to work on live client briefs, for the likes of Quorn, which has been great to build my portfolio of work.
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