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Creative Bootcamp

Our Creative Bootcamps offer you a variety of short courses, designed to enhance your creative skills, portfolio and employability to access the job market. The courses will develop your technical skills and ability to use industry recognised software and are delivered by industry professionals.
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Creative Bootcamp

Our programmes are designed to equip you with essential industry skills, recognised industry qualifications and real life project experience.

This course will start in March 2021

2D Animation Fundamentals

 Whether you are taking your first steps to becoming an animator or want to gain animation skills, join us to learn the fundamentals of 2D animation and create dynamic 2D animations for your Instagram, YouTube and other online content.

Work on a live project to produce a creative 2D animation for online content

  • Learn the principles of 2D animation and how to apply them to your own animations
  • Learn how to animate using After Effects
  • Learn how to rig and animate your drawings using DuikBassel
  • Learn the principles of animating with Expressions to produce animations using music and coding.
  • Learn the art of rotoscoping to turn your films into 2D animations
  • Learn how to design dynamic lighting and camera movements in your 2D animations
  • Edit your completed scenes together in Premiere.
  • Consider how you can start combining 2D animation with live-action footage.

Course Delivery: 100% online learning, weekly webinar sessions via Zoom

Assessments: At the end of the course, you will sit an exam and present your final project

Certificate: Upon passing the qualification you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in 2D Animation Fundamentals and an Award in Employability

Duration: 4 weeks

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Soundtracks for Creative Media

They say that sound is 50% of the picture and on this course, you will learn how important it is to work creatively and at a high quality, in order to deliver high quality audio in the film and TV world. Essentially, this is a music production course for film and TV music and you will learn all the techniques needed in order to create original music and create musical cues used to convey feelings and make epic music.

You will also be learning audio production techniques in the field, in order to capture good quality dialogue recordings and learn how to create all of the sound effects and other production elements that lead to a successful TV or film production.

  • Composing music for themes and cues and adverts 
  • Score music using both modern production techniques and classical techniques 
  • Match music to picture using techniques such as hit points and tempo changes 
  • Record production elements and Foley in order to create soundtracks 
  • Post produce content in audio software 
  • Use noise reduction software in order to remove unwanted sound 
  • Prepare your audio for the final mix 
  • Use production effects such as compression, reverb and other creative tools to enhance your sound production 

Course Delivery: 100% online learning, weekly webinar sessions via Zoom

Assessments: At the end of the course, you will sit an exam and present your final project

Certificate: Upon passing the qualification you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Soundtrack for Creative Media and an Award in Employability

Duration: 4 weeks

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Graphic Design

This course is designed to help you to learn the fundamentals of Graphic Design in the digital age while working on a live project. Examine colour theory, typography, and composition throughout the design process from brief to digital output. Explore design techniques using industry standard software Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.

  • Produce a Graphic Design project from brief to delivery
  • Use industry standard software to create design layouts using Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
  • Learn to deliver digital assets to various client specifications
  • Understanding composition techniques used to create engaging design
  • Work on your own individualised project
  • Create your own portfolio

Course Delivery: 100% online learning, weekly webinar sessions via Zoom

Assessments: At the end of the course, you will sit an exam and present your final project

Certificate: Upon passing the qualification you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Graphic Design and an Award in Employability

Duration: 4 weeks

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Entry Requirements

19+ (19 before the 31 August 2020)

97

Vocational success rate for Academy learners

74

of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University

88

of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy

Matt has been a visiting lecturer at AUB (Arts University Bournemouth) teaching two courses: Social Media for Business & An Introduction to Digital Marketing. He thoroughly enjoyed his time teaching such a diverse class new skills and marketing know-how, and seeing how they went on to succeed with their careers.

Matt is now operating his own marketing consultancy and training alongside running his agency (https://aurorademand.com) and technology publication (https://tbtech.co). Matt has been in the creative and marketing industry for over 10 years starting off as a freelance web designer and content creator, then to forming his own digital agency which now operates worldwide, and has worked with some big names like Cadbury’s, Dell, HPE and more.

MattDigital Matketing Tutor
Achievements and awards:
  • Finalist for young entrepreneur of the year award 2018 (FSB South West)
  • Regional winners of scale-up business of the year award 2018 (FSB South West – Aurora Demand (previously Ascesis Media)