Creative Media Transition

The boomsatsuma programme is a brand new approach to post-16 study where students work as a creative agency producing real-world projects involving Film, Graphics, Photography, Web Design, Events and more.

As part of the new creative agency studying this programme, you will develop a wide range of creative skills and put them into practice on real-world, engaging projects. Teams that have completed the programme before have earned recognition across the South West for being an enthusiastic, forward-thinking and successful group of young people that have worked on a variety of projects with organisations such as boomsatsuma, City Council, UWE, Royal Photographic Society and many more in the area.

An independent style of working with real responsibility is a big part of the programme, which aims to better prepare students for their progression route choice; whether that be university, an apprenticeship or the workplace. By the end of the programme, students will have developed a diverse portfolio of creative work including Film, Photography, Graphics, Web Design and more that they can use to demonstrate their skills to future employers and educational institutions.

Course Overview
Year 1
Year 2

Students from the boomsatsuma programme have progressed onto a wide range of exciting options that suit their way of working. Many students successfully gained places to study a variety of undergraduate degrees at UWE Bristol, Bath Spa, London Metropolitan and other universities. Some went on to further extend their creative practice on foundation arts programmes at SGS, Weston College and others colleges. Others progressed onto higher apprenticeship programme in order to get into the workplace while training. Lastly, there were even some students that discovered throughout the programme they were interested in other opportunities so chose to put their newly developed employability, organisation and team management skills to use in new areas such as joining the Police.


The creative industry is one of the largest in the world, with 1 in 11 jobs in the UK belonging to it. There are over 3 million creative jobs around the country in a wide range of industries including Film, TV, Visual Effects, Radio, Publishing, Marketing, Animation, Gaming, Fashion and more.

If you want to learn to fly, at some point someone has to trust you, lend you a plane, and let you fly.

Abdirahman, student

Key Facts

Qualification type:

Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma in Media / Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in Media

Additional entry requirements:



100% continually assessed coursework presented on a website designed by the student.

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Every project on the boomsatsuma course is work-related and project-led and students are also encouraged to take part in additional work experience opportunities made available to them, including working with clients to have their creative work showcased in the real-world


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