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Welcome to The IDC


Learn the future

Our Courses

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Welcome to The IDC


Learn the future

Our Courses

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Training for Digital Creatives

Kickstart your career with The IDC, an educational production studio for digital creatives in central Bristol.

We specialise in delivering level 3 courses in Games Design and Development, Virtual Reality, Visual Effects and programming for interactive formats. Within The IDC  we use real experiences, in real situations to enable you to acquire the skills necessary for jobs in the modern day creative digital industries.

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Creative Career


Creative Career


Creative Career

Staffed by industry professionals, we provide the training and tools required to design and build high quality products. The IDC provides the practical skills and understanding of the industry that you need to start your career in the digital industries. Industry standard hardware and software allow you to work the way the professionals do with unlimited access to the creative toolsets and processes utilised by cutting edge development studios.


The Digital industries are massive and growing in the UK and we are the 6th largest video game market in the world. Approximately 31.6 million people in the UK play games.

Bristol and the surrounding areas are a hotspot for creative and digital businesses and the area was ranked in Britain’s top ten creative areas by the innovation foundation NESTA and most recently named as a one of the UK’s top Tech clusters in the 2017 TechNation report.

A skill that the industry is particularly crying out for is the ability to collaborate across disciplines. You must be able to work in teams, to share ideas and concepts constructively towards an end goal. At The IDC we specifically train you in collaboration techniques alongside your specialist skill. You will collaborate on real projects whilst you create, create, create!!

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Learn with The IDC


Learn with The IDC


Learn with The IDC

Our level 3 Diploma and Access courses present the opportunity for practical learning within a professional context and will enabel you to interact with top tier employers and establish a professional portfolio to set you up in your chosen career.  Your learning experience will be tailored to your specific interests and will help you find your professional voice by providing you with bespoke education in the disciplines you are passionate about.

Each course will also enable you to access our suite of creative digital degrees.


You will cover:

  • Games Design
  • Production & Post-Pro
  • 3d
  • Graphics and animation
  • Asset creation and rigging
  • Programming and code
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Visual effects
  • Games engines
  • Web and networking
  • AI and machine learning
  • Games theory
  • App design and development
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The IDC Pedigree


The IDC Pedigree


THE WORLD IS CHANGING AND SO ARE WE

Since starting dBs Music in 1998 digital technologies have completely transformed how we live and communicate. The digital technologies that transformed the way we interact with the world 15+ years ago have now changed every aspect of life and work. Video games, the internet,  Virtual Reality, smartphones, digital video and social media have become fundamental to our existence in this relatively short period of time. We have established The IDC as a response to this new world. With the same core values as dBs Music, we are offering a range of innovative courses that will prepare you for a range of booming digital industries such as game design, virtual reality, visual SFX, content creation, digital marketing, app design and programming.  Screenology, our Film School, holds the same values and the mission of updating the concept of the traditional Film School to create modern day filmmakers!