women into digital jobs education and training


Free Digital Courses for Women and Girls

To encourage and inspire women and girls to explore career possibilities in creative/digital industries, boomsatsuma has developed taster sessions and introductory courses in Games Design, Visual Communication and VFX, Creative and Digital Media, and VR and AR.

These courses are FREE and aimed at:

  • Anyone that identifies as female, that is currently living in Bristol, and is interested in learning new digital skills

In order to be as inclusive as possible, we’re particularly welcoming interest from woman and girls in the East Central area of Bristol, 16 to 19 year olds who are not currently in education, employment or training, young mothers and BAME females. We’re also pleased to be able to offer some support towards child care.

There are 15 places on each taster session and 15 on each course. All courses will be held in our classroom at Engine Shed in BS1.

Women into Digital, Jobs, Education and Training (WIDJET) is a West of England Combined authority Project, funding by Government’s department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

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Courses available

1) Creative and Digital Media

Taster Sessions: understanding the principles of visual communication, through photography and graphic design

8 Week Course: building practical skills in digital media: graphic design, logo making/branding, photography and typography, using the adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign). Design your own portfolio booklet to showcase your work and unique brand identity

2) Games Design

Taster Sessions: understanding the digital games industry and gamification

8 Week Course: creating 3D models that can be used as assets for a game environment along with an introduction to game engines and how environments are built.

3) Visual Communication and VFX

Taster Sessions: understanding how marketing can communicate your ideas/vision using identity, brand and website design.

8 Week Course: creating visual content to communicate your ideas/vision using audio visual techniques including film, photography and animation. Design your own website to communicate your ideas/vision and showcase your work.

4) VR and AR

Taster Sessions: applications of VR and AR technologies outside of the Games Industry

8 Week Course: creating a 3D web based VR environment that can be used with 3D asset or Product Design

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