Maths and English for a Successful Future

What's it all about?

This fast-paced industry is a massive growth area. Our region has some of the most innovative and exciting technology companies in the UK and we can help you be part of the digital revolution! You could specialise in coding, 3D modelling, concept art,animation or visual effects.

Who is it for?

For a successful career in the animation, games design and VFX sector you will need to have a strong grasp of a wide range of skills and talents. It goes without saying that you should have great creativity and imagination! You should be able to express your ideas and be a logical problem-solver too. You also need to be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and know where technology is heading. Most importantly you need to be able to work well in a team as most projects in this industry involve working with others.

More than just a course!

You will have exclusive access to internships apprenticeships and networking events through NextGen. You will have the opportunity to compete in our regional Esports team. Our students hear from expert industry specialist speakers from leading digital companies. Students get involved in masterclasses with companies such as DNeg, Framestore, MPC, Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft and Bluezoo. Students also take part in visits to EGX, Insomnia, Teesside University, Abertay University and Warner Bros Studio.


100% pass rate in all 14 vocational subjects.*

*Summer 2019


of our digital students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for animation, animation, games design and VFX students including:

  • Specialist development studios.

  • Foundation motion capture equipment.

  • Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality labs.

  • Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment Collection including 3DS Max and Maya.

  • Access to industry-standard game engines such as Unity and Unreal.

  • Adobe’s Creative Cloud including Photoshop and After Effects.

Expert and friendly support