Access Creative College- Helping Bristol Students Master Their Craft For The Creative Industries

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Having launched Phase One of its games and media campus in the city centre, back in March 2019, Access Creative College (ACC) Bristol has been busy putting students through their paces, preparing them to embark on their journey into the creative industries. As the fastest growing sector in the UK economy, there’s never been more opportunity for those who opt to learn a creative craft as their chosen career path.

OUR STORY

ACC’s campus is situated in the heart of the city centre and just a few moments’ walk away from Finzel’s Reach, which is the home of Channel 4’s new Creative Hub. Having invested over £5m in the site, ACC students are now benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, including a virtual reality suite, green screen studio and games, media and music tech labs.

The campus has also already played host to a number of key industry events, including Social Media Week Bristol, where students were able to show off their events management and technical know-how in helping to host a range of different workshops and sessions. ACC also played a major role in Social Media Week’s Digital Squad; where students captured key moments over the course of the Conference from a range of different event locations across Bristol to broadcast on social media, fulfilling an important role and gaining invaluable industry experience.

Social Media Week Bristol is just one example of ACC’s array of industry partnerships. From festivals to games companies and everything in between, the college ensures its students gain the necessary experience to get the best possible start. Summer 2019 alone saw ACC music and media students travel across the country to perform and work at festivals such as Latitude and Slam Dunk. Closer to home, Love Saves the Day and Bristol Downs Festival got to benefit from ACC students’ expertise.

Social Media Week Bristol is just one example of ACC’s array of industry partnerships. From festivals to games companies and everything in between, the college ensures its students gain the necessary experience to get the best possible start. Summer 2019 alone saw ACC music and media students travel across the country to perform and work at festivals such as Latitude and Slam Dunk. Closer to home, Love Saves the Day and Bristol Downs Festival got to benefit from ACC students’ expertise.

With Phase Two of the new campus soon to get underway, ACC Bristol will be opening its doors to more students looking to master their craft than ever before. ACC’s aim is to develop skills that will not only forge
fulfilling and exciting careers for young people in and around Bristol but also help to feed the city’s hunger for expertise within its growing market of creative businesses.

Courses on offer to people aged 16+ in games, music, media, and events are available at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) or Level 3 (A-level equivalent). All courses are practical in nature 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.

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