Studio Ulster is committed to addressing the skills gap in Production and Postproduction talent across the UK, where there is a significant skills shortage resulting in the demand for talent and training far outstripping supply.
The Ulster Screen Academy is the driving force behind Northern Ireland’s fast-growing screen industry. With a world class academic team teaching innovative, relevant and cutting-edge courses The Ulster Screen Academy produces highly skilled, award-winning graduates ready to excel in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. The Ulster Screen Academy is already delivering training programmes to industry in virtual production including a 5-day ‘Stepping in Virtual Production’ course funded by ScreenSkills UKVisit Screen Academy
Ulster University’s Creative Industries Institute brings together advanced research and teaching expertise in creative disciplines to collaborate with industry, government and communities, focusing on skills acquisition, job creation, policy development and future-led research.
The Institute drives a vision where Ulster University collaborates and consults with industry, government and civic partners to develop advanced research with impact that will innovate and produce industry-ready graduates with the skills and experience required to energise the economic, social and cultural regeneration of the region.
VP Futures is a collaborative training and development programme aimed at addressing the skills gap identified in Virtual Production: A Global Innovation Opportunity for the UK Report’. Future Screens NI (FSNI) and the StoryFutures Academy (SFA) formed a groundbreaking Virtual Production partnership, supported by world leading VFX company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Epic Games, the Ulster Screen Academy and the National Film and Television School to deliver targeted virtual production training, development and production support to eight companies from across the UK.