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Cutting edge facilities

We have amazing media facilities and top class tutors – which is probably one of the reasons why our students win so many awards.

New Course: Games, Animation & VFX Skills Level 3

Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation & VFX Skills

  • Work on real employer projects and get genuine industry feedback
  • Course developed by the industry
  • Masterclasses with experts
  • Equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • Progress to university or a higher apprenticeship
    Download the course info pdf here

    Check out our courses:

    Level 3 Diploma in Games Animation and VFX Skills

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    Look at our students’ work in our Hackney Creative website

    Interactive Media is an incredibly exciting and diverse industry – and there’s no better place to study than at Hackney Community College.

    Based in the heart of Tech City, employment growth in the area is high and set to get even higher! Our students regularly visit and work with Tech City companies, giving a great insight into what the industry is really like.

    The media facilities at the college are fantastic. The dedicated media workshops give us practical, hands-on experience, using up-to-date software –which is complemented by theory lessons.

    We get to come up with our own project ideas and implement them ourselves – in our own creative way. It means that the projects we work on can be diverse and as interesting as we like!

    Our teachers are dedicated, enthusiastic and helpful. They take a genuine interest in the latest trends in this ever-changing industry – and share their knowledge with us.

    They also have great connections with local businesses – and we often have guest speakers in to talk to us about the industry. They even set us live briefs – which really gives our CV the edge – and makes us work-ready.

    At the end of each year, we showcase our work; and our exhibition is seen by hundreds of people!

    We really do enjoy studying here – and the department’s success rates reflect this. 100% of last year’s level 3 students passed successfully compared with the national average of 91%. Additionally, 81% of those students progressed on to higher level courses – and many straight into jobs.

    Check out some more of their work!

    HND and BTEC level 3 Interactive Media students’ work was selected to appear on the E4 website as part of the E-Stings competition! Read more and watch the stings here

    As an induction project for the BTEC National in Creative Media Production class, HCC students went to the streets of Hackney to record the views of local residents about the Olympics and Paralympics coming to their area.

    Hackney Community College’s BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV & Film) 2010-1012: Unit 29 Music Video Production

    See more films in our Student Showcase

Media success

The Robert Levy Foundation Film Summer School gives an opportunity for
budding filmmakers to work within the community, and be encouraged to find
appropriate ways to become better citizens. Also, through the medium of film,
students were tasked with promoting and trying to break down any stereotypes
associated with Hackney.

Harry gave up his summer break to work on this project. He had just progressed
from the BTEC National Diploma in Media Production and was about to start
university. Harry made a music video to the song“RIP Pablo”, which highlights the
consequences of knife crime in Hackney and refers to the tragic death of Robert
Levy. Harry worked hard on this project and could be seen in and around the
college throughout the holidays.

This project was extremely important to him which is shown in the near professional quality of the production. At the actual Robert Levy Foundation Celebration event held at the Hackney Empire, the song was performed on stage with Harry’s music video as the backdrop. This performance and collaboration was greeted with rapturous applause.