Discover emerging talent at NextGen Skills Academy's Northern Ireland Showcase

NextGen Skills Academy is thrilled to invite professionals in the Games, Animation, VFX, and Screen Industries to its inaugural Graduate Showcase in Northern Ireland, taking place at The Pixel Mill in Belfast on Friday 31st May.

This landmark event celebrates the graduation of Level 3 students from Belfast Met College, Northern Regional College, and Southern Regional College, the first cohorts to be supported by NextGen's games, animation, and VFX industry engagement and projects.

For nearly a decade, NextGen Skills Academy has been at the forefront of pioneering industry-led education in England. Now, with the successful expansion into Northern Ireland supported by Northern Ireland Screen, the showcase will feature a wide array of projects, including playable games, VFX sequences, animated short films, and portfolios, reflecting the hard work and creativity of the students.

This event is an opportunity for professionals in the creative industries to engage with emerging talent, share their experience, and network with peers. Attendees will not only gain insight into the innovative projects developed, but also have the chance to showcase the vibrancy and potential of the local industry to the students.

PJ Hart, NextGen’s Engagement Manager in Northern Ireland, said:

"We are extending an open invitation to the creative industries in Northern Ireland to join us at NextGen's Graduate Showcase for a celebration of creativity and an exploration of future possibilities. We are incredibly proud of our Northern Ireland students as they prepare for their next steps, and eager for them to connect with the thriving local industry.
“It is a unique opportunity to give back to the community, by engaging with these emerging artists, designers, and developers, industry professionals can offer invaluable guidance, foster connections, and inspire students to pursue their career ambitions. This event is a testament to the talent and potential here, and we believe it will be an inspiring experience for everyone involved."

Join NextGen for this informal, fun, and inspiring event. Be part of this exciting moment as we mark a new chapter in creative education and industry collaboration in Northern Ireland.

Event Details

Date: Friday 31st May

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Location: The Pixel Mill, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS

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We look forward to celebrating with you and showcasing the future stars of Northern Ireland's creative industries!

For more information on the showcase please contact Sam Webster:

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