NextGen Skills Academy (or NextGen for short) was set up by Government and the Games, Animation and VFX industries in 2014 in response to the NextGen Report, which highlighted skills shortages in the creative industries.

From its inception NextGen has worked with industry experts to develop a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills. The course was developed in 2015 by NextGen with industry collaboration from world renowned employers including Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Microsoft, Ubisoft Reflections, The Imaginarium, Blue Zoo, Framestore, Double Negative, Centroid and MPC. NextGen’s network of educators and practitioners is always expanding and Creative Assembly and Playground Games are recent additions to our roster of supporters.

(Banner image courtesy of: Coob Dools by Adam Pace from Sunderland College) 

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