Belfast Metropolitan College
Belfast Met is the largest Further and Higher Education College in Northern Ireland and the fourth largest in the UK.
Our mission is to become a centre of learning excellence, committed to transforming lives and contributing to the social and economic wellbeing of Belfast and the wider region.
Enrolling some 30,000 students every year, our curriculum is aligned fully to both skill and economic priorities. In particular, Belfast Met is committed to enhancing the employability of learners, supporting our students into employment, better employment or a route towards employment.
Belfast Met operates and delivers its courses and services across the whole of the city and provides education and training to address the skill needs of everyone in the city. Consequently, our offer encompasses everything from Essential Skills, right through to undertaking degree and post-graduate study.
The College offers a range of specialisms to offer added value to the network of founder Colleges. The expansive range of courses on offer from levels 2 - 6 include fashion management, acting , music, music technology, dance, visual arts, theatre costume and graphics. Courses are linked into progression with the local universities e.g. BMC Music courses recognised by QUB, Art recognised by UU and there is scope to develop further courses. Extensive links exist with the local creative industry employers and stakeholders e.g. Crescent Arts Centre, Oh Yeah music centre, The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre), Local theatres e.g. Opera House, Black Box, Titanic Belfast Building, Belfast city council, various community groups. There is room to expand into more specialised areas e.g. a music foundation degree which will take into account contemporary music, music technology and scope to build on the local tourism product e.g. traditional Irish music.
The opening of our award-winning flagship Titanic Quarter campus in September 2011 and the launch of our innovative new ‘e3’ economic building just 12 months later, represent a capital investment of some £60 million in the future of the city.
To support the Building a Creative Nation campaign, Belfast Metropolitan College has:
Hosted a careers event
Joined the Building a Creative Nation campaign
Provided career advice
- What can we learn about careers advice from YouTubers?
- The future workforce, diversity and social mobility
- Scherrikar Bell, actor
- Digital Design Career Zone
- Apprenticeships for the Creative Industries
- How do we solve the lack of diversity in technical and production in the arts?
- Apprenticeships are a journey worth taking
- Young people have the skills our sector needs for the future
- Andrea Pugliese, cultural experience designer
- Students attend Portsmouth Guildhall’s fourth Creative Choices day
- Good work experience is vital, but are businesses ready to deliver it?
- If we’re not careful, we could be left out of Post-16 skills training
- The future workforce: Are you ready?
- Partnerships offer opportunity for hands-on experience
- Design skills are vital to UK productivity but businesses face a growing skills gap
- What can a guitar god teach you about networking?
- Telling young people about the magic of the creative sector
- Review of National Occupational Standards - online consultation
- NSA acheivements in 2017
- Moving on after an apprenticeship
- 3 entry-level jobs to kick-start your writing career
- How has 2017 fared?
- What does a Senior Technician do for a theatre?
- Being a Marketing and Sales Officer
- Being an Education Projects Coordinator
- Production & programming for a theatre
- Being a Theatre Manager
- What does an Associate Artist do?
- Creative Digital Careers Infographics
- Global Talent Report
- The Future of Skills
- Design Museum Student Awards
- A Manager’s Guide to Apprenticeships
- Get creative with Talnet
- Get into learning and participation
- Sofie Boons, Head of British Academy of Jewellery
- How to nail your graduate CV for the creative industries
- Apprenticeship Information Events
- Scene Change Report
- Creative Education Forum 2017
- Being a creative team coordinator
- Apprenticeships for the Creative Industries
- Theatre Workforce Review
- What are you getting wrong with entry-level recruitment?
- Diversity in theatre: small players leading the way
- Work experience with a video production company
- Work experience with a digital agency
- Work experience with a creative media arts centre
- Work experience with a children’s media company
- How to record a podcast
- How to make a storyboard
- How to design a product
- How to create a video on iMovie
- What does the ‘hung parliament’ mean for apprenticeships in the creative sector?
- What could the 2017 General Election do for the UK’s creative skills gap?
- How can an organisation benefit from an intern?
- Interns with the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme
- A backstage look at Leeds Festival
- Getting started in the creative and cultural industries
- Moving forward from a creative apprenticeship
- How Wac Arts supports young people and their performing arts careers
- Apprentices and Interns of the Creative Employment Programme
- Student Success at Youth Awards
- Abi Horsfield, transitions outreach manager
- Amy Backwell, industry liaison intern
- Emma Morsi, digital marketing apprentice
- How will we improve Creative Choices
- Sheree Vickers, artistic director
- RSA Student Design Awards team
- 6 ways to successfully enter the creative industries
- Hannah Fiddy, flashmob producer
- Building a Creative Nation in China
- World-first in apprenticeship technology
- Building a Creative Nation: Diveristy and Fair Access
- Start your career in Film, T.V. and Stage
- Welsh National Opera announce the first winner of their opera Design Challenge
- Why you need to be at our conference on March 2nd!
- Havering College is turning 70
- Help Musicians NI and Creative & Cultural Skills
- Kensington and Chelsea College student wins first prize
- The Working Internationally Regional Project
- Belfast Metropolitan as a Leadership College
- Shortlist announced for the Welsh National Opera Design Challenge
- 6 top tips for finding work experience in a creative design studio
- Creative Choices Live! in Suffolk
- April Skipp, marketing and development intern
- 110 years of Belfast Metropolitan College
- Jack Homer, technical arts student
- Getting the right careers advice for the creative industries
- Creative Tutors: how to make work experience work
- Barking & Dagenham teacher in running for award
- Going for Gold with Arts Award
- Apprenticeship standard: Learning and Participation Officer
- Surviving as an actor outside London
- Connecting with Industry
- Vicky Grubb, upholsterer
- Lindon Barr, dancer & choreographer
- Peter Vaillant, abstract artist
- Hazel Marshall, story consultant
- Aisling Keavey, photographic artist
- FD in Music and Production (HEFCE) Yr1 Programme
- Introduction to Music - Diploma in Music Performance & Production (Level 2) Programme
- Intermediate Music - Diploma in Music Performance & Production (Level 3) Programme
- Music Professional Practice - Extended Diploma (Level 3) (Direct Entry Yr2) Programme
- Introduction to Pro Tools Programme
- Improvers Guitar Programme
- Beginner’s Drum Kit Programme
- Improvers Keyboards Programme
- Beginners Singing Programme
- Improvers Singing Programme
- Beginners Guitar Programme
- DJ Skills Programme
- Introduction to Music Technology Programme
- Logic Pro X Programme
- Beginners Keyboards Programme
- Dance Professional Practice - Extended Diploma (Level 3) (Direct Entry Yr2) Programme
- Intermediate Dance - BTEC National Foundation Diploma (Level 3) Programme
- Introduction to Dance - BTEC First Diploma (Level 2) Programme
- HNC in Performing Arts (Dance) (HEFCE) Programme
- Drama Professional Practice - Extended Diploma (Level 3) (Direct Entry Yr2) Programme
- Introduction to Drama - BTEC First Diploma (Level 2) Programme
- Intermediate Drama (Dip in Performing & Production Arts) (Level 3) Programme
- Technical Theatre Arts - Diploma in Production Arts (Level 3) Programme