Teaching at Big Creative Academy is an immersive experience in the creative arts. Not only do we have great teachers, but they are also active practitioners in the creative sectors. Our teaching staff have their own fashion labels, record labels, are artists, dancers, actors and musicians, all ready to teach you the skills you need for your career.

Courses within the Academy include:

  • Music Practice and Performance
  • Fashion
  • Art & Design
  • Theatrical and Media Make Up
  • Creative Media
  • Performing Arts Drama
  • Performing Arts Dance
  • Technical Theatre
  • Health and Fitness


Our courses are University of the Arts, London applied general qualifications which provide a specialist work-related programme of study, covering the key knowledge and practical skills required in the areas of creative media production. Assignments are often based on live briefs from employers.

UAL Awarding Body

At the start of your course you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you throughout your course. Your tutor will meet with you regularly to monitor you progress and review your Individual Learning Plan. In addition to this your tutor will also arrange trips, industry speakers and performances / exhibitions throughout the year.

We expect you to attend all classes on time and hand your work in by the agreed deadline. In addition to this we will also expect you and to be respectful to staff, learners and visitors around the academy and surrounding area.

The Academy offers a wide range of activities. Some of these are designed to increase your enjoyment whilst being here, for instance the Wellbeing team often arrange activities and trips; the Enrichment programme also offers a range of clubs and extra-curricular activities you are free to take part in.

You will have the opportunity to share your views with me throughout the year at student forums, which all creative students are invited to attend. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your feedback.

I hope that you enjoy being part of the Academy, and wish you every success on your programme of study.


Cyrus Armstrong James

Director of Curriculum