In 2017 we celebrated our 25th Birthday, and what better way to look forward to another quarter of a century of creative education than by opening a new £5m state-of-the-art campus in one of Europe’s most creative cities.
Situated just around the corner from Broadmead in the centre of town, the new Bristol Main Campus is due to open its doors in Spring 2019. The 12,000 square foot facility will be located in a new creative hub, which is already home to several digital and arts businesses.
The creative industries now contribute some £92bn per year and represent one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. Bristol in particular has become something of a hotbed for successful fast growth creative businesses, and we see a real opportunity to contribute to that.
Students will benefit from brand new state-of-the-art facilities, across two floors with potential for future expansion. Phase One includes a 30m2 Virtual Reality suite, 50m2 of media green-screen suite, 60m2 of Overclockers games and iMac media labs plus teaching and creative spaces, and chill out areas. Music students will continue to benefit from the rehearsal and studio facilities at the satellite site in Hengrove.
Across our campuses in seven locations spread throughout the country, we have an alumni that includes some of the biggest names in music, such as Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne. We’re now making this £5m Bristol investment to help broaden our offering further with an additional focus on providing a range of industry-led courses in media and gaming. To support this, we will further extend our partnerships with local organisations, festivals, games companies, studios and manufacturers to give our students the best possible opportunities and preparation for entering the workplace.
Courses for the 2019 academic year include Games Art, Games Technology, Film, Video & Photography, Graphic & Digital Design, Interactive Media and Event Production, with options at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) or Level 3 (A-level equivalent). All courses are practical and are assessed via project work leading to BTEC or RSL qualifications. Level 3 courses carry the same UCAS points as three A Levels and can lead on to university or employment.
If you want to find out more about the new campus and the courses on offer, take a look at our upcoming open events!
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