Studying Digital Industries at Eastleigh College is a creative journey through the world of information and communication technology. You will have the opportunity to develop computer games, explore digital 3D modelling, create digital graphics and manage networks. The facilities available enable the use of industry standard resources , our industry led projects provide students real life experience of work to support progression to University and employment.
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The department currently makes use of five specialised computer suites, equipped with both PCs and iMacs with the latest version industry-standard software. The software used is fully licensed and available for users to install at home. The lecturers have industrial experience in various specialisations including networks, repair and maintenance of PCs, electronics, engineering, game development, 3D modelling, business and data analysis and of course, programming.
The College has good links with local businesses, who will occasionally offer work to the department. This gives our learners a unique understanding of the industry and first-hand experience with genuine projects, prior to seeking work or a place at University. This work may include creating 3D assets for computer flight simulator software, writing code, designing business solutions and even creating CGI imagery and video for marketing purposes.
Eastleigh careers advisor excels at Hampshire Education Awards
Eastleigh College’s Lead Careers Advisor, Trudy McKenzie, impressed the judges at Hampshire Country Council's annual Education Awards and scooped the 'Futures Award' for her excellence and achievements, and the positive impact she has had on learners' future career progression.
National recognition for careers and enterprise innovation
Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of the college’s career and work readiness team, and other staff across the college who are dedicated to ensure learners are fully aware of the opportunities available to them.