Industry Connections

plugged into the industry

‘I think what Access Creative College is doing
for education is exactly what the industry needs.
They are finding and nurturing real talent, with industry-relevant experience, and encouraging creativity and self-exploration.’

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INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Access Creative College is plugged into the UK creative industries. We are able to build partnerships with organisations, companies and artists, which many schools and colleges would envy. We work with national and local festivals, games companies, studios, managers, talent agencies/shows, manufacturers and retailers. Here is a selection of our national partners.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FEDERATION
Access Creative College is a member of the Creative Industries Federation (CIF). CIF works to support and promote the creative industries in the UK, from education and training through to influencing government policy. We work with the CIF to provide work skills opportunities with hundreds of member creative companies.
UKIE
Year 2 Level 3 games students get FREE membership to UKIE which is the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry. Membership gets you access to loads of benefits including an exclusive mentored games jam, games conferences, careers advice and games opportunities.
FESTIVAL REPUBLIC
You’ll have unique opportunities to showcase your work, from a local gig, to the chance to perform on a festival stage at events like Latitude. Sound engineers & business students can work behind the scenes.
AUTODESK
An industryleading software developer, creating the tools used by developers in the games industry. Access is an Autodesk Academic Partner (AAP) which gives us access to the latest tools and developments in the sector.
MUSIC GLUE
Music Glue is a global direct-to-fan platform used by 26,000 artists worldwide to sell tickets, merchandise, music and more direct to their audience from one customisable website.
BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING
A service dedicated to promoting new music talent. Each centre works closely with their respective BBC Introducing teams to run projects, feature acts and collaborate on promoting and supporting local music.
MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
We promote industry masterclasses by artists represented by Tri-Tone and 7pm Management. You will gain advice and guidance from working musicians and producers. There are also visits from guest speakers in the media sector.
ROCKSTAR
A multi-award winning film, visual effects and 3D animation studio. Media students can get the chance to work on projects and gain experience there.
TUNECORE
An independent digital music distribution service which allows artists to retain 100% of their sales revenue through stores such as Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.
BBC ACADEMY
Offering education and training for young people wanting to work in the creative industries. The college helps deliver music workshops for the Academy at Radio 1 Big Weekend events.
THE VOICE & THE X FACTOR
You can get the chance to audition in closed showcases direct to the producers of The Voice and X Factor.
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EDUCATION PARTNERS

Access also works in partnership with colleges, universities and awarding bodies to offer a quality learning experience. Check out some of our current partners:

Nottingham Trent University
University of the Year 2017. NTU validate our foundation degree programmes.
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This specialist creative college is Access's exciting new partnership!
Armstrong Works
Specialists in back-to-work training and employability for the creative industries.
Coaching Connexions
Partner academy focusing on football coaching and training.
New City College - Hackney
The college works in partnership with New City College - Hackney (Shoreditch campus) to offer exciting courses in one of the most vibrant areas of London.
Regent Group
An educational group based in London, committed to delivering education with long-term benefit
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