Ryan Smith

Course: Level 2 IT and Level 2 and 3 Creative Media Production

Previous school: Greencroft School of Business and Enterprise

Ryan was eager to study at New College Durham after hearing positive reviews from relatives who had studied here.

He said:

“I had heard good things about New College Durham from family members. I liked the fact it was close to home and near the heart of Durham. New College Durham offered a wide range of courses. There was also the flexibility to change courses if you find the one you have chosen is not for you.

“IT and media students have access to some amazing equipment! I never found myself without what I needed to get on with my work.

After college I went straight into work, and I also do freelance photography.”

“I would describe my experience at New College Durham as fun, resourceful and helpful!”

Ryan is now in full-time employment with Apple and is also a freelance photographer.

Related courses


Level 2 Diploma IT (Computing)

This fast paced course is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of key areas within IT, such as website development, computer graphics and database systems.

Level 2 Diploma Media (Digital Audio/ Visual Production)

You will be introduced to a wide range of creative skills media studies and media audio/visual production.