West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has welcomed the news that specialist West of England education provider Boomsatsuma will offer two new degree level courses this year in visual effects and web design and development.
The Metro Mayor was visiting Boomsatsuma to meet trainee actors, students studying film production and computer game art.
Mr Norris also spoke to Creative Director Mark Curtis and Executive Dean Dr. Susan McMillan who explained how they are linking up the region’s talented youngsters with key local employers in the creative industries.
Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “With Netflix, the BBC, Channel 4 and the expanding Bottle Yard studios, it is clear the West of England is the place to be for creative people.
I’m determined that we develop our status as the go-to region and that means ensuring we have a pipeline of talented go-getting youngsters who have had top-notch training and can then benefit from these competitive skilled jobs. Boomsatsuma expanding to offer new degree courses is just what we need.
They are giving young people the skills to be the filmmakers, games designers, actors, web developers, visual effect artists and sports journalists of tomorrow. Crucially they have excellent relations with key local employers to ensure our students are getting exactly the training they need to go straight into the industry and get a great job.”