We are excited to announce a new series called the BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture Programme.
The programme consists of a series ofguest lectures that aim to bring the brightest creative and technical ‘behind the scenes talent’ from the world of film,television and games together with the next generation of creative and technical talent.
The lectures will be delivered to students on courses awarded the Creative Skillset Tick. Drawing on the legacy of their five annual awards ceremonies, BAFTA will invite past winners and nominees to deliver informative sessions that will offer invaluable insights and inspiration to students within their field.
The lectures will be delivered across a range of creative and technical fieldsincluding games design, animation, screenwriting, visual effects, cinematography, post production, and costume/make-up, and all will stress the importance students developing their creativity alongside their business and technical skills.
Students will have the unique opportunity to put questions to these talented individuals during a Q&A session at the end of each lecture.
The first six sessions, takes place on Tuesday 29 January 2013 at Liverpool John Moores University, where BAFTA-winning screenwriter Neil McKay (See No Evil: The Moors Murders, Mo, Appropriate Adult) will discuss his craft. Other confirmed lecture topics include animation at the University of Glamorgan (part of the Creative Skillset Media Academy Wales), and games art and design at Norwich University College of the Arts.
This event forms part of BAFTA’s UK-wide learning and events programme, giving audiences across the country behind the screens access to the film, TV and video games industries. BAFTA’s learning website, BAFTA Guru, makes these insights available to all.