Norfolk Screen supports the continuing development of the Screen Sector and recognises the importance of training and development in the area. Here is some helpful information around the following organisations who are offering educational & practical training within Norfolk.
Norwich University of The Arts
From film and television production, to animation and visual effects, NUA graduates emerge studio and set-ready with the practical skills they need for a successful creative career.
Students who join the BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production course, accredited by Screen Skills, start work on making films from week one and learn fundamental production skills through practical projects. Animation undergraduates master the magic of bringing characters and stories to life through a range of techniques – from 2D, 3D to stop motion. Its sister course, Animation and Visual Effects BA (Hons), teaches students the creative and technical skills behind the latest Hollywood blockbusters. NUA’s MA in Moving Image and Sound is an opportunity for artists and professionals to explore their practice as part of NUA’s creative community and collaborate with creators and makers from other disciplines. More information can be found about there courses here.
University of East Anglia
The UEA have a rich heritage as a pioneer of research, teaching and practice of Film, Television and Media in Higher Education. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in these subjects: their Masters in Creative Practice in Film and Television is already very popular, while their new BA in Film and TV Production launches in September 2021. On both courses, prepare to combine the development of your existing creative skills in film and television production with a fascinating grounding in the historical and theoretical approaches to the two media that will enrich your own practical work.
Core modules focus on creativity and developing ideas, the study of media forms, and video production – giving you a strong base of knowledge and practical expertise. You’ll then have free rein to pick complementary modules from a range of options covering areas such as gender in media, Hollywood cinema, the global phenomenon of Doctor Who, the world-famous Marvel Comics adaptations, Japanese film and animation, or American cinema and screenwriting as well as other national and international film cultures.
One of the most important aspects of the MA is the dissertation-by-practice: an audio-visual project combining your intellectual and theoretical knowledge with your practical skills, supervised by a faculty member. This is your chance to focus in depth on a subject that inspires you and takes you closer to your career goals.
Your studies will come to life in a number of different ways. As well as lectures, seminars and film screenings, you’ll have access to UEA’s Television Studio and their state-of-the-art Media Suite, packed with cutting-edge media technologies including editing suites, cameras, sound equipment, a sound studio and a digitisation suite. You’ll have the opportunity to be fully trained in how to use this equipment, deepening your understanding of how film and television is produced. They have many industry links with internship and work experience opportunities, and an exciting range of trips, project work and guest speakers who will help you through the next stages of your adventures in Film, TV and Media.
For more information about their Undergraduate & Postgraduate Courses click here.