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Lights, camera, computer - action! How digital technology is transforming film, TV and gaming

Discover the emerging technologies shaping the future of storytelling, and how you can start a career in the screen industries.

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Uncover your route into the film, TV or gaming industries

Looking to make your mark in the world of the screen? On this course from the Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN), you'll explore the impact of technology on digital storytelling, the new opportunities it presents, and the skills needed to launch your career.

Familiarise yourself with the people and skills involved in creating film, TV and games, and assess how to map your existing skills to different roles. You’ll look at developing a portfolio, and plan the next steps to further your involvement in this exciting and creative field.

Dive into the technologies transforming entertainment media

Technology is constantly evolving, allowing for endless possibilities in compelling storytelling - from interactive media and AI, to streaming and gaming. Get stuck into resources through hands-on activities, using freely available software from the comfort of home.

Drawing on insights from York researchers currently involved in areas of rapid development, you’ll imagine the future of the screen industries and speculate on how emerging technologies might deliver engaging content, telling new stories for years to come.

Your screen career starts here.

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Led by the University of York, SIGN provides a collective programme of training, business development, research and evaluation to create a more diverse, creative and entrepreneurial workforce within the screen industries.

You can join and access this course for free. You're also able to upgrade your FutureLearn account to a paid version for additional benefits (