Northern Ireland launches first-ever 2D Animation

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The Northern Ireland Executive has launched a 2D Animation Academy which aims to prepare 16 talented individuals to work in the nation’s growing animation sector. It will offer an intensive 16-week training programme including a company placement. Successful participants will gain industry-recognised qualifications and increase their potential for employment in the sector. In addition, Northern Ireland Screen will offer a 12-month animation industry placement for up to six participants on the Academy programme. Applications to the Academy close on Friday 3 July; the training programme will start in August and run until November 2015. To read more, visit the Northern Ireland Screen website.