“I chose to study at New College because of the organisation of the classrooms and how welcoming it was. I like that feedback is given throughout your course and you’re given plenty of help when needed. I like the HE rooms because they’re a quiet area to work on assignments.”

Melissa VellenderCREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (Film) HND

“When I had finished my Textiles course, I wanted to go to University but I really liked the teachers here so I decided to stay on. The teachers are really supportive and show you a clear path of where you’re going. My creativity has really expanded here.”

Emma Hines-WraggART AND DESIGN (Fashion and Textiles) HND

“There’s a very friendly atmosphere in the Media Make-up department and the lessons are very practical. The knowledge that the lecturers have about their subject is amazing!”

Sarah RaymondPERFORMING ARTS (Media Make-up) HND

“The teachers are great and there is never a dull lesson. I am involved in different shows. The make-up rooms at New College provide everything a make-up artist needs! After College I will be studying at the London College of Fashion, which I’m really excited about!”

Emily AvagnanoBTEC Level 3 Production Arts/Media Make-up as part of her study programme

“Looking back it was the perfect transition betwen school and university and gave me a group of friends I never thought I’d have. At the moment I’m a senior journalist working for Newsbeat at BBC Radio 1. I’m the music reporter so I get to interview lots of bands, artists, go to festivals and report on music trends within the industry. I also do some newsreading too!” – Senior Journalist at BBC Radio 1

Steve HoldenA Levels in Film Studies, Media Studies, English and French

“The incredible staff and tutors at New College gave me guidance and direction, as well as encouraging my ambition to succeed; and now every day I have the incredible opportunity to work with actors, models, musicians, dancers and comedians. I was also awarded a place at the prestigious Central Saint Martins to study Menswear so that my skills can continue to develop and I can challenge myself further.”  – Went on to be a Great British Sewing Bee contestant. Now a costume designer

Ryan WalklettA Level Textiles and Fashion as part of his study programme

“I would highly recommend the Product Design A Level. You get the opportunity to present original ideas and develop drawing skills, as well as taking part in group work and competitions. Once I started at university I felt well prepared, like I already had a great knowledge of the topics we were covering.”  – studying for an architecture degree at Reading university

Paôlla Santos De MeloA Level 3D Design: Product Design as part of her study programme

“I’m really impressed with the way the College has developed the study areas, there’s now a specific A Level study room and a HE Centre. There’s also access to a lot of great software including the Adobe Suite, which really helps with my Media course studies. When I finish College, I plan to study Public Relations at university in London.”

Deborah GrahamCreative Digital Media Production as part of her study programme

“The photography facilities and equipment are great – I love the studio. My teachers are so supportive and have helped me prepare for a career in the industry. I had the opportunity to show Robert Buckland MP our photography exhibition, which helped boost my confidence. I’ve really enjoyed my College experience, made a lot of friends and learned a lot.”

Nigel RodriguesOCR Level 3 Photography as part of his study programme