Sunday, October 26, 2014

Film & TV at Bucks Wins Creative Skillset Accreditation. Yay!

The Film & TV course at Bucks has just has just received conditional accreditation from Creative Skillset - the UK Government body which oversees university courses in the creative industries. More specifically, Creative Skillset have given Bucks "a conditional pass and recommendation to accredit", which means we're not quite there yet; some work still needs to be done, but now there is little other than time and diligence standing in the way of full accreditation. So, what does this mean for Bucks, and why is Creative Skillset Accreditation important?

Gateway Building at Bucks
Creative Skillset offers students applying to Bucks a stamp of approval. In other words, it's a kind of kitemark of quality, an independent validation of good practice and sound teaching methods.

One of the many pre-requisites for Skillset validation is that the course under consideration has to have been running for at least 3 years. Film and TV has been running for 5, so they have now ironed out all the bumps and are now fully confident that what they offer their students is a world-class education.

Our animation & VFX course has been running for just one year now. When we have three years under our belt, we will be applying too. It will be hard work, but we are confident that when the time comes Creative Skillset will be impressed by the animation and visual effects work being done here at Bucks.

To read more about Film and TV accreditation, see this post by Film and TV Head Allen Stroud

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