Inspiring the next generation of screen industry leaders through training, mentorship and industry exposure.
Northern Ireland Screen Academies offer an inclusive platform for young people aged 16–19 who are not enrolled in university. Our aim is to provide training, mentorship and exposure to the screen industries. Our academies are free and accessible to anyone with the passion and dedication to pursue a career in their chosen field, regardless of prior knowledge or experience.
What sets us apart?
We provide a gateway to the screen industries. Renowned industry professionals lead our hands-on training and use industry-standard practices so our participants receive invaluable guidance, setting them on a path towards success in their chosen field.
What modes of study do we offer?
Whether you’re looking for a short taster session or a longer-term programme, we have multiple opportunities to take part throughout the year including after school hours, mid-term breaks and over the Summer break.
What are the benefits?
- Develop valuable technical skills using industry-standard equipment and software;
- Gain practical hands-on experience, theoretical knowledge and insights to the potential opportunities in the industry;
- Boost your confidence, leadership and communication skills through teamwork and real-world projects;
- Collaborate with industry professionals, gaining insights and mentorship from accomplished experts;
- Receive comprehensive support for your existing studies, portfolio and CV, along with career path guidance on work experience or progressing to further and higher education;
- Network with like-minded people, making connections that can pave the way for future collaborations and career growth.
Screen Academies in animation, games and visual effects is delivered by Nerve Centre and supported by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen. BFI Film Academy is delivered by Nerve Centre and supported by the UK government’s Department for Education, National Lottery, Northern Ireland Screen and Screen Scotland.