Academies on Offer

Each academy provides industry-led experience to build skills, knowledge and develop a portfolio to kickstart your career in the screen sector.

  • Animation
  • Games Development
  • Visual Effects
  • BFI Film Academy

Our Academy programme operates throughout the year on a flexible schedule offering opportunities during after-school hours and Saturdays as well as intensive, immersive sessions over the summer, Halloween and February mid-term break.

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Inspiring the next generation of screen industry leaders through training, mentorship and industry exposure.


The Screen Academies in Animation, Games Development and VFX is delivered by Nerve Centre and funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.

BFI Film Academy is delivered by Nerve Centre and supported by the UK government’s Department for Education, National Lottery, Northern Ireland Screen and Screen Scotland.


Jennifer McAlorum

Jennifer McAlorum

Screen Academies Manager
Barry Brennan

Barry Brennan

Project Manager | Creative Learning
Eavan King

Eavan King

Film Education Programme Manager
Tomala White

Tomala White

BFI Film Academy Course Coordinator