Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit in Screen Ireland, Animation Skillnet, Immersive Technologies Skillnet, and Screen Skillnet are delighted to offer professionals across animation, games, VFX, immersive technology, virtual production, film, and television in Ireland the opportunity to take part in the Summer of Unreal, a free four-week bootcamp of practical real-time skills using Unreal Engine.
The Summer of Unreal aims to show participants how this powerful platform can transform workflow and practice. Irish participants will be joined on the programme by hundreds of others from across Europe in using Unreal Engine to build a new world, under the expert tuition of Escape Studios, industry vets, and higher education partners. During this virtual programme, participants will:
- Receive 20 days of training—most of it in the morning
- Gain insights from European studios
- Learn what makes a project successful
- Earn exclusive badges
- Work with artists from across Europe
This programme will be delivered with some of the best animation partners in Europe, who will contribute their experts and bring in industry guests to show participants how to maximise the way they use of Unreal Engine.
The programme will take place from Monday 26th July – Friday 20th August and it is open to industry professionals from the animation, games, VFX, immersive technology, virtual production, film, and television sectors, who are looking to boost their creative and technical skills using Unreal Engine. Tutors and lecturers from education institutions are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a good foundation of 3D skills to gain the most from the programme, but prior knowledge of Unreal Engine is not necessary. The Summer of Unreal is aimed at professionals and is not open to students or recent graduates.