Arts, Media, Music and Performing Arts

Our Media Academy is part of an elite group of the best arts and media providers – a Skillset Media Academy partner. We offer a gateway into many creative industries and have a strong track record of successful students.

One of our courses could help you become a graphic designer, screenwriter, director, animator, dancer, musician, or radio producer.

The creative industries span a huge choice of training and job options from fashion designer to radio broadcaster. We have strong links with local businesses and highly qualified, industry-experienced staff. Study with us and you could work on live briefs, visit film sets and more!

Allen McGlynn

Performing Arts

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Jamie Rickards

Art and Design

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Quick Facts

  • ‘Excellent’ Ofsted report 
  • Cutting edge industry-standard equipment
  • Top of the range facilities, including recording studios, a dance studio and more
  • Real work experience opportunities
  • Taught by industry professionals

Our Experts, Your Teachers

Holly Kent
Holly Kent

Holly has a strong background in delivering film and media at all levels, having completed her undergraduate Film degree at University of Exeter and Masters in Film at the University of Bristol. Alongside her teaching, she has consulted for scriptwriters and film festivals, combining her love of watching film with creating original ideas. She is also embarking on a PhD in Film, which means that pretty soon she’ll become the ultimate ‘film geek’ – although don’t ask her about any superhero films, she is not a fan of those!

Layla Gunter
Layla Gunter

Layla prefers life looking through a lens where everything and anything can be edited out. Her favourite styles of photography are surreal and fine art, although she has a soft spot for some awesome landscapes. Having worked in the public and private sector she decided to branch out and put the art of media into practice with her own studio and production company in the mighty FOD. She’s one of the many experts in videography, editing and photography on the media team.

James Camp
James Camp

James is from an audio background and is a master of the synthesizer and keyboards as well as a sometime singer and footballer. He likes noodly synths, catchy hooks and messing around with time signatures and generally lives the life of an international rock star. He also knows his way around a recording studio, having spent plenty of time in them and as well as audio editing, mixing, mastering and recording techniques he’s also pretty accomplished at music video making and visual imagery.

Kevin Grey
Kevin Grey

Kevin trained as an electronics and mechanical engineer and is a qualified sound engineer. He is the longest serving member of the teaching team and what he doesn’t know about music and music technology probably isn’t worth knowing. Kev’s also a dab hand at video editing, photography and anything else he puts his mind to as well as being a fantastic guitarist and singer.

Nicola Cudby
Nicola Cudby

Nick plays keyboards, melodica and saxophone among other things and also sings harmony vocals when needed. She leads to Music team and has year of teaching experience.

Pete Butler
Pete Butler

Pete is our resident Logic expert and knows just about everything you could ever need to know about numerous music technology programs, having a massive knowledge of Mac shortcuts. He’s also one of the best piano players in the department and has a secret past working in the audio departments of TV and radio stations. Pete’s a whiz in the studio and happens to have a fantastic singing voice as well.

Student Stories

Allen McGlynn

Level 2

Performing Arts

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Jamie Rickards

Diploma Level 3

Art and Design

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Allen McGlynn

Level 2

Performing Arts

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Our Students' Work

Here at Gloucestershire College, we are proud of our students’ work. It is not only showcased on the walls across our campuses, but also on our website. Below you will find a selection of inspired works created by students across Arts, Media, Music and Performing Arts.

Facilities

Here at Gloucestershire College, we know that excellent teaching is key to learning, but we also believe brilliant facilities make learning so much easier.

Drama Studios and Theatres
Drama Studios and Theatres
Gloucester Campus, Forest of Dean Campus

We have several fully equipped theaters with industry standard facilities, including full lighting rigs, projection facilities and space for an audience of up to 300 people.

Recording Studio
Recording Studio
Gloucester Campus

The recording studio, situated at the College’s Gloucester Campus, contains the facilities you would expect to find in first-rate recording studios.

Dance Studio
Dance Studio
Gloucester Campus

The dance studio at Gloucestershire College is equipped with a sprung floor, ballet bars, as well as a wall of mirrors.

Art Studio
Art Studio
Cheltenham Campus, Gloucester Campus, Forest of Dean Campus

Gloucestershire College has a range of art facilities available to students. From clay to metal there is something here that can benefit all art students.

Mac Suites
Mac Suites
Cheltenham Campus, Gloucester Campus, Forest of Dean Campus

Our Mac suites contain several iMacs that are kitted out with the latest software.

Proud to be Working With

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us "good" with "outstanding" features.

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great new Personal Tutor scheme.

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