The National Film and Television School has welcomed the first cohort of students to its new Virtual Production Certificate course.
The nine female and six male students range in age from 25 to 50 and have careers spanning games, VFX, animation and television.
The NFTS Virtual Production Certificate is a six-month blended learning course led by Alan Thorn, who has headed up the School’s Games Design and Development MA for four years.
It aims to provide students with the core skills needed to build and progress a career in the virtual production industry and is designed to meet the demand for virtual production skills within the screen sector.
The NFTS is working in partnership with WarnerMedia, WarnerMedia Access and StoryFutures Academy on the course.
NFTS director Jon Wardle said:“Virtual production is rapidly breaking new ground and its capabilities will fundamentally change the way our students and the industry creates content, ultimately providing filmmakers with an enhanced experience. No location or environment will be out of reach and the possibilities are endless due to its cross-genre versatility.
“I’m thrilled the NFTS, working with WarnerMedia is at the forefront of training with this innovative and evolving technology. We look forward to collaborating with our first 15 students and wish them every success as they progress through the course and into the virtual production industry.”
Details of how to apply for the next intake in January 2023 are available on the NFTS’ course page.