This year, with the support of the Department of Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, the Nerve Centre will be running a series of Screen Academies in both Belfast and Derry-Londonderry aimed at any young person aged 16-19 with the talent and commitment to take up an exciting career within the screen industries
BFI Film Academy
The three Creative Learning Centre in Northern Ireland, Amma Centre (Armagh), Nerve Centre (Derry) and Nerve Belfast will be delivering the BFI Film Academy this Autumn.
Applications for the Academy will be released in July
See links below to learn more about the BFI Film Academy experience
Northern Ireland Screen Foundation Academy for Animation
Nerve Belfast will be running the Foundation Academy for Animation again this year in partnership with some of the leading animation companies in Northern Ireland. The Foundation Academy is a unique training programme focussing on 2D animation skills. Participants will gain hands-on experience of the animation production process, have the opportunity to animate characters using industry standard software and be taught by industry professionals from several of the leading animation studios in Northern Ireland.
The Foundation Academy will kick off in late July with a
See link below to hear more about the success of Foundation Academy for Animation
Production Design Academy
This year the Nerve Centre will be running new Screen Academies in Production
The Production Design Academy will kick off in August with a 5 day intensive programme introducing the following creative areas of the screen industries:
- Production Design
- Art Direction
- Set Design
- Set Decoration
- Costume Design
- Hair and Makeup
Belfast – 12th– 16thAugust
Held at Nerve Belfast Office – Havelock House
Derry-Londonderry – 19th– 23rdAugust
Held at Nerve Centre building – Magazine Street
Participants in the summer
Applications for these summer Academy
The Film Construction Academy will commence in the Autumn. Applications will open in September.
The NI Screen Gaming Development Skills Academy is a unique training & experience programme, which focuses on core skills around computer game development and production at both technical and narrative levels, and is managed by the Nerve Centre but delivered in partnership with the Pixel Mill and industry professionals working in Games development and production in Northern Ireland.
Participants will be introduced to the core facets of the Games Development process, from idea generation and refinement through to technical skills, before having the opportunity to create their own pieces of work under the guidance of industry professionals – who will lead training and offer a number of insight sessions around key roles and career progression within the local industry.
You will graduate from the Academy with practical creative and technical experience around Games Development, a completed example of their own work around Games Development, connections and knowledge within the Gaming sector here and clear signposting of career progression pathways within the sector.
Applications for the Academy will be released in July.