Who We Are

Screen Training Ireland part of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry. It was established in 1995 to provide continuing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen sectors.

We work with national and internationally recognised industry professionals, both locally and internationally, to identify, design and deliver training for Irish professionals. Training programmes are offered to practitioners and companies to enhance their expertise in Film, Television, Animation and interactive screen content.

Our aim is to:-

  • Develop storytelling skills (visual and narrative) across multiple genres and platforms and promote creative collaboration.
  • Develop production and technical skills enabling Irish content creators compete at the highest level internationally
  • Raise the bar of business acumen and entrepreneurship

The Irish screen sector is part of a competitive global industry where technology is changing at an incredibly fast pace. Screen Training Ireland is an on-going training resource which is dedicated to assessing skills shortages in the industry and designing courses and opportunities for practitioners to fill those gaps.

Upcoming Courses

Story and Macro Design Masterclass starting 07.07.2018

Brian Allgeier will share the process of developing an overarching game design and story structure. For game design, participants will develop a list of mechanics and use them in a core game loop. They’ll see how branching paths are gated, non-linear storytelling elements are designed, and the integration of progression systems. In terms of story,

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VFX New Entrant Traineeship Programme starting 16.07.2018

This flexible and practical training programme will provide essential on-the-job training to new entrants in the VFX Industry. This programme will also support continued professional development for experienced production personnel by providing an ongoing support through which trainees can engage in meaningful work-based learning. The facility will offer studio based on-the-job training for the new

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