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Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke, flexible and relevant skills and talent development programmes to address the ongoing needs of the cultural & creative sectors.


Creating Realistic Creatures for Production (6 evenings online)

Start Date Duration Cost Max Participant Numbers Thursday June 29th 6 Weeks €100 15 Overview In this course, we will go over the design and technical pipeline in producing a realistic CG creature. This is a CG Generalist approach, where a single artist is expected to take a creature asset from the design sculpt to…

Essence of the Pose: Gesture Drawing Course with Niall Laverty

Start Date Duration Cost June 13th 6 Tuesday Evenings Online, 7pm to 9.30pm €65 Overview It is our great pleasure to welcome back Niall Laverty for this online version of his very popular course, which will show the importance of gesture drawing for animation and look at capturing the essence of the pose to create…

An Introduction to Compositing 2023

Start Date Duration Cost Max Participant Numbers Monday July 3rd 8 Weeks Full-Time €150 15 Overview Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet, Screen Ireland, VFXAI and CMAI are currently seeking applicants for an entry level programme in Compositing supported by Skillnet Ireland under the Skills Connect Programme. This programme ran in 2022 and 75% of the…


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A Review of the Animation, VFX and Games Graduate Traineeship Programme 2014 to 2022

This report evaluates the impact of the graduate traineeship access programme that has been running successfully for a number of years and has supported a number of individuals to get their first break in the animation and related sectors. A Review of the Animation, VFX and Games Graduate Traineeship Programme 2014 to 2022

The Freelancers Guide

The Freelancer’s Guide was created to support freelancers across the Irish animation and screen industries. The site functions as a manual and directory offering guidance in the areas of personal development, business and marketing.

Feasibility Study for SIIL

National Innovation Lab for the Irish Screen Industries. This study explores the case for developing a Screen Industries Innovation Lab (SIIL) for Ireland. By aligning as one creatively focused but technologically driven entity, a physical incubator for the screen and immersive tech industries has the potential to become the digital home for all things animation,…

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