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Our Clifton Avenue Campus next to Blackhorse Road Station has over 300 learners specialising in Music, Fashion, Performing Arts, Media, Sports, Art & Design & Theatrical Media Makeup.

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Our Uplands House campus on Blackhorse Lane has over 300 learners specialising in Gaming and Animation, Media, Music, Performing Arts and Events



Over 250 apprentices in exciting job placements studying Music, Digial Media, Marketing, Content Production, Visual Effects and Events

Achieve with BCE

vocational success rate for Academy students

of BCE Level 3 students progress to University

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

Ofsted ’Good’ grades for all of the schools that are part of the Big Creative organisation
Striving to help students with disabilities and additional learning needs achieve the same level as their peers
Ofsted says there is an ‘outstanding culture of mutual respect between staff and students’

Covid Secure


We have promoted social distancing with both on street signage/bollards as well as indoor signage throughout all of our campuses


Hand sanitisers have been placed throughout our campuses and use is required when entering reception

Room Limits

We have introduced limits on the number of people in any room at one time and have provided clear signage/reduced the number of seating


We have increased the number of times our buildings are cleaned to include midday clean and end of the day clean - every day. As well as ensuring focus is on disinfecting common touch points

Personal Safety

Visitors, staff and students will not be allowed to enter the premises if they are displaying symptoms of Covid-19

Risk Assessment

We have conducted risk assessments based on the government guidelines and shared with all staff

Campus Facilities



The 200-seater theatre provides a space for students to showcase their work and provides a state-of-the-art facility to learn production and performance skills.

Dance Studio

Dance and Drama Studio

Our industry standard Dance and Drama studios provide the perfect backdrop for all our learners to fully engage in their field.

Practice Room

Music Practice Room

Our wide range of practice rooms are well maintained and allow our learners to fully explore their musical ideas.

Makeup Studio

Makeup Studio

A dedicated space for students to develop their makeup skills and designs and to see them come to life on models.

Gaming Suite

Gaming Suite

Our technology filled gaming rooms are equipped for advanced designs using Maya, Unity 3D and much more!

Fashion Suite

Fashion Suite

Providing everything a fashion learner needs to create their chic and unique designs.

Media Suite

Media Suite

Our editing suites have the latest industry software and access to programs such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Recording Studio

Recording Studio

Our state-of-the-art recording studios run the latest versions of Logic X and Ableton, which are available to all our Music students.

Gym with Weights

Fitness Centre

The fitness centre provides space for our Sports Studies students to develop their skills and for students to work on their own health, fitness and wellbeing.

Student Services

Student Services Hub

A dedicated hub at both BCE campuses, providing students with support including careers advice, financial and welfare guidance and professional counselling.

Music Learners in Classroom

Study Hub

A hub for focus and productivity at both BCE campuses. Our facilities and resources allow you to complete work, assignments and to prepare for exams.

Common Room

Common Room

When not in lessons, our learners can be found in the common room relaxing or playing games (such as table tennis).

New BCA Campus

Big Creative Academy is constructing a new, visionary building for our specialist creative arts academy

Work has started on a £21m investment funded by the Department for Education on our Clifton Avenue campus. The building will house industry standard facilities for our courses for 16-23 year olds in Fashion, Make Up, Media, Performing Arts, Music, Technical Theatre, Art and Design and Health and Fitness.

To find out more about our exciting new building follow this link

Sneak Peak of the brand new Academy Campus!


Games Design

Want to know how to build the storylines, design the characters and visuals, and develop the gameplay and levels for 2D videogames? On our Games and Animation courses, you will use industry standard Unity and Adobe software to create an original 2D game concept.


Media, Film & TV

In a fast-changing industry where the UK is a world leader in digital media and media production, you will gain the skills and knowledge to compete with the best.


Theatrical & Media Makeup

Develop your understanding of the cosmetics industry and further your skills in both theatrical and media makeup disciplines. Learn how to provide makeup for film, TV and photography, or take centre-stage as the artistic lead on a theatrical production.


Music Performance

Providing you with the opportunity to develop your writing and performance skills with experienced industry professionals, you will build on your own personal and social identity as a successful recording artist / musician in today’s music industry.


Music Production

Aimed at young people interested in creating and composing music to a professional level, learners also have the unique opportunity to develop their understanding of how the music industry works, receiving tutorials from producers and engineers.


Performing Arts

At BCE we are very proud to be a Sadler’s Wells associate school – this partnership allows us to provide an outstanding curriculum in dance and drama. If you’re a performer at heart, passionate about dance and / or drama then you should join us.


Art & Design

The BCE Level 2 in Art & Design will provide you with the opportunity to begin to develop your technical skills in various art disciplines. Exploring materials, methods, and processes that will define your vision and style, as well as your progression routes beyond your Level 2 qualification.



This course is designed for young people with a passion for clothes, design, fabrics and style. Learn about the workings of the fashion industry and discover what makes this international multi-billion-pound industry work so well.


Sports Studies

Are you interested in a career in sports, fitness, wellbeing or sports science? Our course covers a range of topics that include: sports performance, anatomy and physiology for sport, fitness testing, nutrition, physiology of fitness and sports management.



Industry Guests

At BCE, we have access to a wide range of contacts from the industry. Here are but a few that have visited BCE in recent years. To see more of our industry guests check out our Latest News section.



Students were given a great surprise
when their morning assembly was taken
over by Stormzy and Mo the Comedian
to talk about their career journey and
how education played an important
part in their success. All students were
then whisked off on coaches to a secret
Stormzy gig with full band, orchestra
and backing dancers.

Jessie J

Jessie J

Visitors attending one of our open
evenings were fortunate to be greeted
by international singer and songwriter
Jessie J. Jessie gave an inspiring speech
to visitors on remaining humble of your
success in the creative industries and
how she generates her lyrics, “I put those
feelings, emotions and experiences into
a song that everyone can hear”.

Krept and Konan

Krept & Konan

UK rap duo Krept and Konan visited our campus to
surprise our hard-working students with a complimentary
pair of Puma trainers. Music production learners had
the unique opportunity to play their own beats to the
pair and received expert advice and motivational
words of wisdom to help them succeed in the
fast-growing music industry.

Adidas Originals London Presents – Stormzy & Mo The Comedian

We offer the following support to all of our students at BCE

English & Maths

The English and Maths staff team will support all learners to achieve their full potential, which will allow them to progress onto a higher level qualification, apprenticeship programme or into work.

Wellbeing and self development

This programme of study covers employability skills, progression, cultural issues, law, democracy, justice, diversity and respect

BCE Digital Skills

At BCE it is important that our students can progress with both confidence and a wide range of skills that maximise their opportunity to become innovators and therefore the next generation of successful young creatives

Work Experience

Work experience is built into all full-time programmes across BCE.

Learning Support

Learning support is available for all learners with educational, social or communication difficulties and young people with disabilities.


BCE offers a safe and confidential counselling service accessible to all learners who wish to talk to us about any worries, concerns or fears relating to their personal or academic lives.

Welfare & Guidance

Our confidential welfare and guidance service is to support learners when liaising with other professionals, providing support with emergency finances and making any referrals to external organisations such as counselling or social services

What BCE students receive

• Free breakfast at breakfast club
• 16-18 Oyster Card
• NUS Extra Card for student discounts
• A fully staffed student services hub

Digital Future

The digital future vision is to create a dynamic training space for full-time students and apprentices that reflects the modern working practices in Games Design, Animation, VFX, Digital Media and Post-production.

This new campus, to launch in 2021 on our Clifton Avenue campus, will provide a network of 20 digital studios, production suites and training spaces for all BCE Games Design, Animation and VFX courses and apprenticeships, in a space that will truly ‘re-imagine education’.

Celebrating 20 Years!

BCE has now been operating for 20 years, supporting our learners and transforming their lives. Working with them, developing their talent, increasing their life chances and providing access to resources and opportunities to ensure achievement and progression in their chosen career paths

Open Evenings

This month’s open interview evening on the 25th November will be happening virtually. You will have the chance to speak to a tutor, find out more about the course, then have an informal interview afterwards.

Click the link below to register your attendance. Someone will call you within two working days to schedule a time.

On the day at the time you have scheduled, a tutor will call you to ask if you are ready, if so, you will be sent a video link via email. Click the link to access your interview. If you are using a computer, please make sure you are using google chrome. If you are using your phone, please make sure you download ‘google meet’ and make an account if you haven’t already- it’s free!

Click here to register

To contact us email or call 0203 873 5800