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Welcome to 21st Century New Media

We are one of Hertfordshire’s finest creative digital training studios, established for 9 years in St Albans, and 17 years as a limited company.

We offer a variety of training courses in web design including (WordPress, HTML and SEO), video editing (Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects), Scriptwriting (Film and comedy), film making, green screen techniques and lots more.

We also provide production services including web design, digital marketing and video production.

Our purpose-built facility 21st Century Studios is based in St Albans, Herts, and is available for hire.

About 21st Century New Media

Why 21st Century?

  • Great location, only 30 mins from central London by train
  • Our studio is ground floor with easy access
  • Ample onsite parking
  • Large, comfortable space for filming, training and creative production
  • 7 top-of-the-range iMacs, dual boot Windows & Mac
  • Courses taught by producers, not just teachers
  • Multiple green screens: cloth, vinyl, paper and Chromatte
  • Multiple Canon HD cameras
  • Tungsten and fluorescent studio lights
  • Lunch included with every course booking
  • Quick intensive courses to help break the ice


About 21st Century Studios

Training courses on next at 21C

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21st Century Training

21st Century New Media began life as 21st Century Design in the mid 90's, designing and building websites for businesses of all shapes and sizes. In the natural course of time, web design became web development and with the addition of online marketing the business expanded into a fully fledged digital agency, incorporating as 21st Century New Media Ltd in March 2000.

Established at Elstree Film Studios for almost a decade, the company segwayed into delivering training courses in 2003, securing contracts with the BBC, CH4, CH5 and ITN amongst others. In 2008 we unveiled our very own purpose built training studio in St Albans, from which we continue to offer an ever widening roster of creative, digital and media related courses.

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The course was fantastic, as was the tutor. I have learnt a great deal and would most definitely recommend this course to others. I would also recommend the course to people who already have a knowledge of Photoshop and would like to gain further skills (not just beginners).

Rachelle, Just Eat

A whistlestop tour of After Effects which covered all of the main things I needed to know. Conducted in a good follow-along format with an understanding and helpful tutor.

Jonathan, De Montfort Students’ Union

The course was enlightening for me and I learned many pointers that I could not have picked up from YouTube, and other online video sources. I felt that the informal tutor interaction was placed just right, allowing us both to interrupt with our own questions and concerns at will.

Anthony, Lancaster University

Really good, learnt so much in four days. Well taught and easy to understand, so much information given and tips and tricks for WordPress, SEO, HTML & CSS. Got so much to take back to the office and practice and put to good use. Would fully recommend to anyone looking for a course on Web design and development.

Sarah, EcoCabs

1 day TV Presenter Courses for 13-18 year olds Teens on Screen - February 2016 Course

TV presenters Karen Witchalls-Plunkett and Alistair Divall are returning to 21st Century Studios later this year to run another of their popular Teens On Screen presenter courses.

This excellent jam-packed one day course gives teenagers a real insight into what's involved in presenting on TV, and boosts their confidence too!

The course includes: * Script Writing * Camera Cues & Delivery * PTC (piece to camera) * OB (outside broadcast) * Co-Presenting * Autocue * Green Screen * Questions & Answers *

Learn the art of presenting, and boost your confidence! Teens on Screen - Outside Broadcast

"It gave me a real insight into what it's like to be a real TV presenter and it really boosted my confidence for presenting at school." - Lewis Peers (St Columba's College)

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