SIGN announces free online career courses for screen industry professionals

The Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN) is delivering a series of free 8-week online courses in 2022. The courses will help screen industry professionals in the Yorkshire and Humber region to develop skills and navigate the next steps in their careers.

After successfully running in 2021, Working in Sound: Beginners returns next year for another intake of participants. Led by producer and engineer, Aiwan Obinyan, this course is for women and people of marginalised genders who want to explore music technology and the moving image for the first time.

Each lesson will be delivered online through a series of live sessions covering technologies and techniques, careers information, and advice about working with sound in the screen industries. Sessions take place every Tuesday from 7pm – 8.30pm, online via Zoom, from 8 March to 26 April. This course is created by SIGN and Yorkshire Sound Women Network (YSWN).

For participants with more experience, Aiwan Obinyan will lead Working in Sound: Experienced. This course is for women and people of marginalised genders who already have some experience of working with audio technology and who are looking to develop a career in sound. Sessions take place online every Thursday from 7pm – 8.30pm, running from 10 March to 28 April.

Writing for Games, is an 8-week programme led by John Yorke Story in partnership with SIGN. It is aimed at writers currently working in film and TV in the Yorkshire and Humber region who want to expand into writing for games. Through this training, participants will master story principles for video games by devising a story and characters for a new game. This free course begins on Monday, 25 April, and runs until Monday, 20 June 2022.

Applications for all three courses are now open. Apply online to secure your free place. For more information, please contact [email protected].