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Animation is a major growth area in the creative industries in Northern Ireland and there is a high demand for skills and local talent in animation. Several of our leading animation companies, Sixteen South, Jam Media, Paper Owl and Dog Ears, are partnering with Nerve Belfast and the Nerve Centre in Derry/Londonderry to establish a career pathway into the industry.
The Foundation Academy for Animation is open to any young person aged 16-19 throughout the region with the enthusiasm and commitment to take up a career within the animation industry and who is not currently attending university.
The Foundation Academy is a unique training programme focussing on 2D animation, providing training and hands-on experience of key job roles within the animation industry. Participants will be introduced to the animation production process, learn about design and have the opportunity to learn the skills need to create your own animation.
Structure of the Foundation Animation Academy
Our Academy programme will support you to create your original animation. We will provide you with training in using Adobe Animate and you will have the opportunity to work with an industry mentor who will guide you through the process of creating your own animation.
We ask that you also submit an idea for an animation that you want to develop on the Academy programme and attach at least ONE of the following –
- a piece of sound that you would like to use in your animation.
To help you prepare for creating your own animation production, we have created a set of online resources and recordings which we will make available to you if you are offered a place on the Foundation Academy. We realise that not everyone will have access to a laptop or drawing tablet and so arrangements can be made to lend these from us if needed. The Foundation Academy for Animation in both Belfast and Derry will be online until Christmas, should we get the opportunity to meet in person before this we will let you know in advance the time and date.
Steven Forbes from Sixteen South is just one of the mentors who will be working with us on the Foundation Academy. You can find out more information about him and his role in the industry by following the link below.
Closing date for applications: Monday 5th October 2020 at 5pm.