With support from our Skills Academynetwork of education and training providers and industry supporters, we deliver programmes designed to improve the provision of skills and training in the creative and cultural industries.
Belfast Metropolitan College offers a range of courses in Film, TV and Animation. Year one and two HND Film and TV Students have continued their excellent 17/18 form with a successful summer across festivals, competitions, training, and employment.
Festival success At the Sleeping Giant’s Film Festival, which took place in Warrenpoint in July, short comedy Just a Normal Irish Story (made by Ryan Rafferty, Mark Rainey, PJ Wallace, and Joel McReynolds) beat fierce competition to take home the Best Homegrown Fiction award. Ryan and Mark were also nominated for individual awards at the Northern Ireland Short Film Awards. Meanwhile fellow group members Joel and PJ received the exciting news that their media production business, Kromax Media, has been nominated for a NI Business Award in the Start-up Business Category. Ryan said, “Doing well on my assignments was important,... read more
Being part of the National Skills Academy offers many opportunities, including the chance to give students hands-on industry experience. Programme Director Rob West went along to one of the annual Festival Side Stage visits to find out more about what happens on the day.
Ian Shillito, Course Leader of Production Arts in London South East Colleges says that the recent creative developments in Woolwich offer a great opportunity for local students, but warns that education reforms could negatively impact the industry.