Tuesday 25th July 2017,

100,000 Sign Up For Creative Skillset’s Free Online Creative Courses

100,000 Sign Up For Creative Skillset’s Free Online Creative Courses
100,000 learners have signed up for the portfolio of free online courses commissioned by Creative Skillset, developed in collaboration with some of the leading players in the Creative Industries and world leading Universities.

Creative practitioners can join the D&AD Brand Storytelling course, on FutureLearn, running NOW, or sign up for upcoming courses on animation, photography, sustainable fashion, feature filmmaking, visual effects and screenwriting. Visit the Creative Skillset partner page on FutureLearn to join a course either running now or starting soon.

Creative Skillset has invested £ 200,000 into the creation of massive open online courses (MOOCs). This investment was in response to industry calls for innovative solutions to provide affordable training options for freelancers working in the UK Creative Industries.

The courses have been developed in partnership with industry stalwarts, D&AD, the Ethical Fashion Forum and the Production Guild of Great Britain, as well as leading UK universities: the University of East Anglia, Norwich University of the Arts and the National Film and Television School.

Seetha Kumar, CEO of Creative Skillset says: “We are all learning from the take up and completion on MOOC’s. This is our first venture into free online learning. We have had a high level of registration and it’s great to see that these creative courses are proving so popular.”

Other courses commissioned by Creative Skillset include Age of Algorithms from London Geometry, a ballistics-based maths game for professionals in the games industry, and Collabology, an experimental course on digital collaboration run by Professor Fred Deakin at the University of the Arts London.

Courses

  • Brand Storytelling: How to Use Narrative to Sell
  • Age of Algorithms: Maths for Games Creatives
  • Explore Animation
  • Commercial Photography: Developing a Visual Practice
  • Building a Sustainable Fashion Business
  • Film Production: Behind the Scenes of Feature Filmmaking
  • VFX for Guerrilla Filmmakers
  • Introduction to Screenwriting

Creative Skillset is a member of the Creative Industries Council whose *Create UK strategy made the key recommendation of joining up online and off line educational resources.
The investment by Creative Skillset in the free courses has been made possible via the Employer Ownership Pilot, an industry and Government co-investment developed in response to the education and skills recommendations of the Creative Industries Council’s strategy, Create UK.

Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; it does this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, it works across film, television, radio, fashion and textiles, animation, games, visual effects, publishing, advertising, marketing communications and performing arts. www.creativeskillset.org

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