Creative media female student filming in the TV studio at East Durham College's Peterlee Campus

Creative Media Production

The Creative Industries Department delivers courses covering Performing Arts, Dance, Drama, Media & TV, Music, Art & Design, Photography and Film Media from Entry Level (Level 1) to Foundation Degree (Level 4).

Please see our great range of courses listed below.

Our Sixth Form (ED6) also offers a number of creative industry based A Levels; the A Level courses are listed below but you can also get more details on ED6 by visiting www.ED6.ac.uk 

The College’s new build has provided the department with state-of-the-art facilities, including a 220-seat professional theatre, dance studio, TV studio and media editing suite, four music practice rooms furnished with PA systems, drum-kit and amplifiers, a Protools HD recording studio and art studio.

Students have many opportunities to apply their developing skills in the professional arena and in the past have helped to run and manage the highly successful Youth Music night, Freaky Weasel; performed on P&O cruise ferries, danced in the gala opening of Sunderland Aquatic Centre; led Youth Theatre sessions, and produced commercial videos for The Primary Care Trust, East Durham Homes and The Stadium of Light.

Exciting Trips & Activities

As a department we also organise trips to broaden students’ experience and provide exposure to professional productions. In recent years these have included London visits to the West End, Edinburgh International Festival, Joseph at Newcastle Theatre Royal, Cirque du Soleil, Newcastle Arena, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Birmingham Royal Ballet. 

Further afield students have had the opportunity to take part in a three day trip to Holland including a cabaret style performance opportunity on board a cruise ferry and a band performance in a Dutch venue.

With the official opening of The Lubetkin Theatre at the College's Peterlee Campus, followed by a wide programme of dance, drama, music, cinema shows and visiting speakers - plus visits to Tyneside cinema film-screenings; Blood Brothers at Sunderland Empire;  regional and national student band tours and a German student exchange trip - there are loads of different experiences to help students develop.

Many of the staff working in the department are themselves active professionals within the creative industries and bring their vast  experience of the sector to the delivery of courses.

To see full details on each of our creative media production courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

The full time courses listed below are for the academic year 2018/19, starting September 2018. For part-time courses please see the start date within the course page itself.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in TV engineering, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website