The NIScreen Foundation Academy for Animation is open to any young person throughout the region aged 16 - 19. It will be delivered in Nerve Belfast (Havelock House) and Nerve Centre, Derry over the course of four Saturdays; September the 28th, October 5th, October 12th and October 19th.
These four training sessions, delivered by industry professionals and some of Northern Ireland’s leading animators will introduce you to the animation production process, and the theory and principles of animation. Everyone accepted on to the Foundation Academy will have the opportunity to complete a unit from an OCN Level 3 qualification in 2D Animation.
On successful completion of Phase 1, you will be invited to apply to Phase 2 of the Foundation Academy. Phase 2 will provide creative skills development and technical training in many of the key job roles involved in the animation industry, including 2D drawing, rigging, lay-out, digital painting, compositing, in-betweening and storyboarding. Phase 2 will include a production element linked to an OCN Level 3 qualification in 2D Animation.