About Big Creative Education

Big Creative Education is a free school located in London, England. Established in 1999, BCE is for students aged 16 to 24* who want to pursue a career in music, media, gaming, events, film/TV or performing arts. Our mission is to transform the lives of young people through inspirational teaching, and by providing exceptional access to career opportunities in the creative industries. We want all learners to develop their creativity & progress on to a career in the UK’s fastest growing sector

BCE operate under two separate organisations known as Big Creative Training and Big Creative Academy find out more information below.

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To transform the lives of young people through inspirational teaching, and by providing exceptional access to career opportunities in the creative industries.


To be recognised as an outstanding provider and to ensure our graduates are empowered to lead purposeful lives with integrity


To place the well-being and development of our young people, staff and the local community at the heart of the organisation.

Full Time courses offered from Level 1, 2 and 3 as well as Apprenticeships

The journey began in 1999, when I first started teaching event promotions to a small group of young people in East London. Fourteen years on and not only are we changing lives through Big Creative Training but we can now extend our vision of transformative education through Big Creative Academy – a school for creative and media excellence in London.

Our journey has been an intuitive one based on the principle that young people who want to get into the creative industries are more likely to succeed if they have access to great facilities and are taught by inspirational teachers with industry knowledge and experience. This formula has worked at Big Creative Training and slowly but surely we have created a strong reputation for delivering high quality courses and providing a stimulating environment that supports and respects our learners. One of the most rewarding tasks was tracking down former Big Creative learners for the case studies that we wanted to highlight. These former learners still have vivid memories of their learning experience at Big Creative and how it helped them to realise their career ambitions. It was a proud moment to see how far they have progressed and to hear about their amazing jobs and careers, since graduating from Big Creative Training.

The media and creative industries are a massive sector for the UK and we produce some of the most talented music producers, artists, fashion designers, filmmakers and event producers in the world. Big Creative intends to contribute to this UK success story. I would like to thank all of the passionate and dedicated people that have worked at Big Creative Training over the years and have helped to foster its development as a leader in the sector. Finally, I would like to thank you for your interest in Big Creative and I hope you will choose us as the place to start your journey towards a brilliant career.

Alexis Michaelides
Managing Director

Full Time courses offered at Level 2 and 3

I am thrilled to be leading such an innovative and professional team here at Big Creative Academy. We provide world class education to our learners in a teaching and learning environment that is inspiring, stimulating and promotes positive wellbeing and academic achievement.

Our learners study with us to develop new skills and grow their career, go on to higher education or the world of work. We aim to meet their needs by providing a diverse range of creative qualifications that respond to learner and employer needs. We use innovative teaching methods and training on industry standard equipment to ensure studying at the Academy is motivating and challenging.

Underpinning vocational and academic training is the Academy’s focus on wellbeing and enterprise. All of our learners follow a programme of personal development, teaching British values and social ethics. Learners also study enterprise with high profile employers from the creative sectors to promote employability skills.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring all of our young people achieve their full potential through individualised support and pastoral care. I hope that you share our vision in re-imaging education and become part of our success story here at the Big Creative Academy. I look forward to meeting you all.

Sacha Corcoran MBE
Principal, Big Creative Academy