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An Inclusive Community

MAC is a restorative organisation. We use restorative approaches in all aspects of our work. This supports building relationships and working with the community in a healthier and happier way.



MAC offers a range of specialist media and music courses for young people- from video production, graphics and photography to music technology, rapping and DJing. We have professional equipment and software to help students achieve amazing results whilst gaining real qualifications.


Arts for All

Arts for All is an exciting and vibrant department offering free arts activities to all young people from Cardiff and the Vale. Classes range from traditional arts workshops to performance classes and music sessions, and these are absolutely free.



The award winning Divert programme aims to divert young people from the criminal justice system and prevent re-offending. We deliver effective interventions and tailored support to inspire and equip young people to make positive changes to their lives, whilst through restorative justice interventions ensure harm to the victim is repaired.


Valuing Our Volunteers

We provide great opportunities for volunteers to gain experience with young people and the community. We work restoratively in MAC and appreciate the positive contribution volunteers make. If you are interested in volunteering call 02920 667668 or email

Welcome to Media Academy Cardiff

We are pleased to welcome you to the media hub of MAC, our website. All of the artwork, photography and music videos are created by the talented young people who attend the centres in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Please feel free to take a look around our website and tell us what you think.

Winners - Welsh Government Youth Work Excellence Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019!!

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Video Yung Kicks - Who Said

'We were really inspired with what you are doing with Triage in Cardiff. Over the last 3 years I have been disappointed with how the original concept has been diluted and in many places it has become a referral scheme from custody. And then along comes a gem in Cardiff!! You are fortunate in having the perfect environment but I was hugely impressed with how you have created a model project. It was really good to hear about the real case studies, talk to custody staff that are clearly convinced by its effectiveness, and meet your committed and knowledgeable team. It’s therefore no surprise that you are, even after such a short operating period, having such a dramatic impact on first time entrants and re-offending’.

Dave Aukett

Director of Consultancy and Creator of the Triage Model

July 2010

David Aukett