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Media

Whether you’re aiming for TV, Film, Radio, or all three; Suffolk New College is here for you. Our media students have a wide range of media outlets to choose from in their field of study, from our fully equipped TV studio to the student radio station, The Switch Live. Our courses offer intensive professional production-based education and training, taught by a team of professionals with extensive experience in the industry. You will also develop academic research and writing skills, essential for progression to Higher Education and much of the workplace.

Learn industry skills

Learn and create in our outstanding workshop facilities and studio space.

University of the Arts London

We are proud to be a University of the Arts London (UAL) accredited college.

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Build your career in
Media

Our courses range from levels 1 to 3 and offer intensive production-based education and training, taught by a team of professionals with extensive experience in the industry. All courses allow students to develop their academic research and writing skills, as well as provide all of the desired knowledge and expertise for those that hope to work in the industry. Additionally, level 3 students are also offered the opportunity to specialise in their field of study, either in Film, TV & Broadcasting or Content Production & Social Media. Our aim is to ensure that students are able to complete their course feeling confident in their abilities and ready to take their next steps, be that higher education or entering the place of work.

Learner using the radio station console
Learner producing content on an Apple mac

Student Stories

Find out what it’s really like to study Level 3 Media and have access to a whole range of industry-standard equipment and amazing facilities from one of our second year students.

TECH Campus

The Suffolk New College Tech Campus is a state-of-the-art £2.4m purpose-built facility for advanced technologies based in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Learner using post production suite in the Tech Campus

Careers in the Media Sector

Book a Taster Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Taster Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

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Real Experience

In 2022 Learners from our Level 3 course were involved in planning, filming and producing a short series with Jimmy Doherty at Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park in Suffolk.

You can watch one of the episodes here and view the whole series using the link below.

The Switch Radio

The Switch is our student-run radio station which is broadcast internally in College and on the internet.

Housed within our professional radio studio, students get to use industry-standard equipment to plan, produce and broadcast their own shows.

Shows are both broadcasted live and are pre-recorded for out-of-hours times so hit play and take a listen!

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Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.