Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Film academies

A new network of film academies to educate and train new filmmaking talent was announced today by Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the audio visual industries, reports the UK Film Council.

Seven academies in England, Scotland, and Wales, will share over £5m funding and will work together to provide new courses (including the first ever film MBA), summer schools, work placements, master classes, bursaries, online learning resources and a talent scout programme to help develop the brightest and the best from the next generation.

The Network is made up of:

  • The Screen Academy at the Arts Institute Bournemouth & Bournemouth Media School
  • The Screen Academy at London College of Communication / UAL and Ealing Institute of Media / EHWLC
  • The Screen Academy at Napier University & Edinburgh College of Art
  • The Screen Academy at The Film Academy (University of Glamorgan) & International Film School Wales (University of Wales Newport)
  • The Screen Academy at the London Film School
  • The Screen Academy at the National Film & Television School
  • The Film Business Academy at Cass Business School

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