Boomsatsuma launches games design course

November 27 2018

Boomsatsuma has announced the launch of a brand new Games, VR and VFX Extended Diploma at the Engine Shed, Temple Meads.

As Bristol’s hub of creative technology, the Engine Shed will be a fitting home for the new full time course as an alternative to A levels, which promises to use industry standard hardware and software, with an experienced team of professionals, to deliver quality ‘bespoke’ training.

Creative Director of Boomsatsuma, Mark Curtis, says: “We’re incredibly excited to announce the Games Design course. It’s a path we’ve wanted to take for some time and with the Engine Shed being the high tech digital creative hub of the South West, there couldn’t be a better place to host it. 

“There is a whole world of creative roles associated with the gaming industry now and the demand will only grow, particularly in the world of VR (virtual reality). We want to continue to ensure, as we do with our other courses, that our training results in fuelling the next generation of creatives and we hope to this end that Bristol can continue to emerge as a key player in the gaming industry.”

Executive Director, Stuart Wood, adds: “The course really is a stand out offering for young people here in Bristol, covering everything from games theory to 3D modelling, audio production and even app design. The course, like the others we offer, is worth 3 A levels while being totally practical, and allows students to choose whether they progress to university, apply for a higher level apprenticeship or go straight into the world of work.

Applications for September 2019 are now open at