Lights, Camera, Computer - Action! How Digital Technology is Transforming Film, TV, and Gaming (FutureLearn)

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Lights, Camera, Computer - Action! How Digital Technology is Transforming Film, TV, and Gaming (FutureLearn)
Discover the emerging technologies shaping the future of storytelling and how you can start a career in the screen industry. Investigate the impact of technology on digital storytelling. On this three-week course from Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN), you’ll explore the impact technology has already had on storytelling in the screen industry, the new opportunities it presents, and how your own skills match up with different roles in the industry.

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Led by the University of York, SIGN provides comprehensive training and development schemes, supported by contemporary research, designed to create a more diverse, more creative, and more entrepreneurial screen industry workforce.


Uncover your route into the film, tv, or gaming industries

This course will delve into the people involved in creating film, tv, and games, before assessing what skills are needed to work in the industry and how to map your existing skills to different roles.

To start you on the right track, you’ll also look at developing your own portfolio and what the next steps might be to further your career in this exciting and creative field.


Dive into the cutting-edge technologies transforming entertainment media

Technology is constantly evolving and many emerging technologies are transforming the screen industry through film, gaming, and streaming.

You’ll explore some of the technologies currently used in the industry, as well as those being developed by researchers, with hands-on activities using freely available software.


Explore the future of storytelling in the screen industries

From interactive media and AI to streaming and gaming, technology has allowed endless possibilities when it comes to engaging storytelling.

Drawing on insights from researchers currently involved in areas of rapid development, you’ll imagine the future of the screen industries and speculate on how emerging technologies might be used to deliver engaging content and tell new stories in the years to come.


Syllabus


Week 1: What are the Screen Industries?

Week 2: How is technology transforming storytelling?

Week 3: The future of the Screen Industries


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Reflect on emerging technologies in the industry and identify future opportunities

- Demonstrate knowledge of different sectors within the industry (such as sound, film making, tech)

- Describe the variety of roles and careers in the screen industries

- Explore your own skillsets, how these map onto industry roles, and how they can develop these further

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in working in the screen industries, whether in film, tv, gaming, or interactive media.

It may also be useful to those currently working in screen industries wanting to upskill or diversify skills in technology.



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