Creative Industries


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Businesses in the creative industries have creativity at the centre of their enterprise – advertising and communications, architecture, the arts and crafts, design, designer fashion, film and video, interactive software and computer games, music, performing arts, theatre, publishing, television and radio.

The digital sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK and worldwide. The Creative and Digital Industries’ within the creative sector of the UK economy have the potential for creating job opportunities and wealth through the regeneration of economies. Figures published by the Government in January 2016 revealed that Creative Industries in the UK are now worth £84.1 billion per year to the economy.

At Colchester Institute and University Centre Colchester we offer a wide variety of courses which cater for those with a passion for the creative industries. Whether you’re looking to improve existing skills, learn something completely new or start your career path, we can make it happen. Our courses are led by tutors with a comprehensive knowledge of their specific fields who can help you discover and nurture your creative talents.

This course has inspired me to do what I love and has helped me blossom. Colchester Institute has been the best years of my life. I have gained so much confidence through being the President of the Student Union and winning the Jack Petchey award.Tyler-James Collinson - Interactive Media and Games Design Level 3
One of the things I enjoy most about the course is that we’re able to exhibit our work to a wider audience and experiment with different mediums. My final piece is a 3D wallpaper design aimed at those who are visually impaired which involves touch as well as sightShannah Oliver - Art & Design Level 3
I like the use of experimentation and the College provides the equipment for me to do that. I love the dark room facilities and the idea that I can produce my own negatives and images, using my hands and the knowledge that the course has helped me to build.George Fitzgibbon - Photography Level 3
Young creatives now have the opportunity to be leaders in their field in online video content, games design, animation and digital marketing, where the boundaries between them are disappearing.Phil Toms - Head of Digital Media, Music and Performing Arts
The frequent and constructive feedback I received throughout the course enable me to understand how exactly to develop and refine my work in order to achieve the best possible outcome, and therefore continuously work to strengthen and push my potential as a designer.Sophie Sprittles - BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles Year 3
A small course, helpful tutors, excellent resources and a good integration with the others arts courses such as fine art and graphic designLaura Harvey - BA (Hons) Photography graduate