NextGen open evening at Nescot


Amy Smith, Head of Talent at Framestore

Amy has been working in talent-related roles within the visual effects industry for more than 15 years, in both the UK and Canada. In each role she has had responsibility for working with schools, colleges and universities to provide careers guidance and support educators with content. Amy regularly provides input to the UK government on the skills agenda for the visual effects industry and the creative industries more widely. She is also part of the steering group of the NextGen Skills Academy who, with industry, launched the Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills, and she took responsibility for working with NextGen to launch the two VFX Trailblazer Apprenticeships.




NextGen open evening at Nescot

4.30-6.30pm on Tuesday, May 8

Nescot is hosting an open evening from 4.30-6.30pm on Tuesday May 8 for anyone interested in studying AIM Awards/NextGen Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills at Nescot. The event is free, but you must register in advance.

The event is open to people who have already applied and to those who are thinking about applying to study in September 2018. You are welcome to bring your friend and/or a parent or carer.

Students will be given a talk by industry experts Amy Smith and Izzy Burton, and set a storyboarding challenge. You will be able to meet the other students on the course and your tutors, and we’ll tell you more about what you’ll be learning and what it’s like to study at Nescot.






Izzy Burton, Concept Artist and Art Director BlueZoo

Izzy Burton is a Concept Artist and Art Director at Blue Zoo. At only 24 she is already an award-winning animator who is winning over the festival circuit with her beautiful short, Via.



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