Boomsatsuma has celebrated the completion of its Creative and Digital Media and Games Design Courses, as part of our Women Into Digital Job, Education and Training project (WIDJET).
The introductory courses, funded by the West of England Combined Authority and DCMS, have been running for eight weeks at Engine Shed. Both courses, aimed to introduce the participants to new tools, software and skills that could inspire them to explore new career possibilities.
Creative and Digital Media participants learnt about graphic design, photo editing, branding and illustration, turning their designs into a website to demonstrate their achievements. They met with Loom Digital industry professionals to hear about pathways and jobs roles in Digital Media increasing their employability and understanding of the sector.
Games Design participants have worked on designing game environments, character design, 3D theory, pixel and vector art amongst other things. They have had sessions from multidisciplinary designer, Nat Alt, and artist and developer, Constance Fleuriot, as well as getting exposure to software such as Maya and Unity.
The courses have been a huge success and boomsatsuma is looking forward to welcoming the next cohort of WIDJET participants for Visual Communication and VFX and VR and AR in January.
West of England Mayor Tim Bowles visited boomsatsuma recently to meet the course participants. He said: “It was great to see how our WIDJET project is supporting everyone on these courses to boost their skills and improve their career prospects. One of my ambitions as Regional Mayor is to improve job opportunities for our residents. I’m also working hard to ensure that businesses in the West of England have a pool of talent to recruit from, particularly in key areas such as digital and tech.”