Screen Industries Education: a curriculum fit for all purposes?

2:00 pm - 20 Apr 2022

CC011, York St John Creative Centre,

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

What can education and academic research do to develop screen industry curricula fit for multiple purposes?

The Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN), in association with York St John University, presents Screen Industries Education: a curriculum for all purposes. This research seminar will address themes which have emerged in the preceding seminars that are relevant to the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Challenging industry conditions mean the demand for higher education far outstrips the number of jobs available locally and regionally. We will look at how media production and creative industries degree programmes can respond to industry-led requests for skills, whilst meeting quality benchmarks of degree programmes. We’ll also look at what can be done to develop an academic curricula that is fit for multiple purposes.

Contributors include:

  • Jacqui Griffin, Filmmaker and Lecturer, University of Bradford
  • Dr Laura Mayne, Lecturer in Film and Media, University of Hull
  • Andrew Platts, Course Lead, Film and TV Production, York St John University
  • Professor Carlton Reeve, Director of Staffordshire University Games Institute
  • Dr Roaa Ali, Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester (virtual)
  • Melodie Ash, Creative Producer, XR Stories
  • Simon van der Borgh, Screenwriter and Senior Lecturer in Film & TV Production, University of York
  • Jo Schofield, Talent Development Manager, Screen Yorkshire (virtual)
  • Dr James Zborowski, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, University of Hull

Booking info

Cost: Free. This event is available in-person and online.