Learning & Inclusion

Our immersive arts learning programmes engage underserved children, young people and adults through accessible formal and informal education, helping people progress into creative industry careers.

We work in places with low cultural engagement, and with communities who face barriers to accessing society and realising their potential. Our DfE funded Bootcamps for adults are giving people the skills they need to become developers of immersive content, and future proof their careers through valuable new skills. We also run residencies for practitioners developing immersive projects, and offer access support to people with disabilities, including neurodivergent people, engaging with our programmes.

Our Children & Young People’s programme includes formal education partnerships with schools across Birmingham and the Black Country. We engage learners through creative, accessible sessions with immersive technologies, enhancing curriculum and empowering children to overcome barriers and realise their creative potential. We also run monthly creative coding workshops and our flagship annual Summer Camp at BOM, as part of our informal learning offer. 

Children & Young People

Children & Young People

Our schools programmes are empowering young Black and SEND learners across Birmingham and beyond to unleash their creative potential. We also run monthly creative coding workshops and our flagship annual Summer Camp.

Powering Up

Powering Up is a 3 year, Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded project working with black children at Primary and Secondary schools across North Birmingham.

Engineering Inclusive Futures

Engineering Inclusive Futures is a bespoke project to elevate disabled learners’ understanding of inclusive engineering and technology.

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Adult Skills

Immersive Arts Bootcamp

Our Immersive Arts Bootcamps give creative practitioners the core skills in 3D development to progress in the immersive industry. Participants gain 3D skills in Blender and Unreal Engine 5, creating their own projects in VR, AR and extended reality.

Access support and travel costs are available to participants on this programme.

Key Info

Hours: 60 hours guided learning over 10 weeks.
Classes: 2 hour evening sessions, Mon to Wed.
Location: BOM

Eligibility

This course is free. Places are limited, and priority is given to people from low income or ethnic minority backgrounds, or with a disability.

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Communities

Propeller

Propeller is a three year access support programme for neurodivergent practitioners, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. This programme is helping people overcome invisible disabilities to progress into the industry.

Access Support

Propeller provides bespoke support for neurodivergent people engaging with our programmes. This includes coaching, access to mental health support, and digital support with projects.

Resources

We've created a number of online resources for neurodivergent people developing their career in immersive arts. from e-books and podcasts to YouTube skills tutorials.