DD/DW3 The Forge - Working in the Arts - Digital Skills, Film and Animation - Stanley
Location: Stanley Education Centre, Stanley DH9 0HQ
Qualification: Arts Award qualification (an Arts Council England portfolio-based qualification)

Want to work in the Creative Industries? Check out these new training courses from The Forge – perfect for aspiring young creatives. What are the Creative Industries – and why are they important? “Creative industries” is a term used to describe any creative and cultural business that depends upon creativity, including music, performance arts, crafts, film and tv, photography, visual arts, design and theatre amongst others. In the North East, the creative industries contribute over £1 billion to the UK’s economy. Our courses are perfect for anyone who would like to develop a career in this sector.

Pathway 1: digital skills, film and animation 

Ideal for anyone passionate about film and animation. Working with film animator Sheryl Jenkins you’ll explore different animation techniques – including drawing, modelling, cut-outs and digital animations.  Whatever your art interest – Manga, Anime or Graphic Novels – Sheryl will help you develop your own style, experimenting with drawings, cut-outs, plasticine models and digital animation techniques.  You’ll also gain technical skills by working with film-making software – iMovie, Stop Motion Studio and Garage Band. As well as creating your own films – you can submit your work for an Arts Award qualification (an Arts Council England portfolio-based qualification). Throughout the course, you’ll gain a range of new digital skills, as well as gaining confidence in team working and project management and project delivery – all essential skills for employment in the arts.

Entry requirements:

NEET status and a keen interest in film, animation, media and digital communication.

What is The Forge? The Forge is the North East’s leading arts-in-education agency, specialising in creative participatory programmes for young people. We support young people who want to develop careers as artists, musicians, theatre practitioners, writers or as creative entrepreneurs within the North East’s creative industries. You can find out more about us here: www.intheforge.com


See www.durhamworks.info/courses for more information or contact us directly at enquiries@intheforge.com and we’ll get back to you straight away.


Delivery Partner:
The Forge

Course Type:

26th September 2022

25th November 2022

Duration (weeks):
Subject to how much support is required

Duration (hours):
Subject to how much support is required

Times / Days:
3.5 hours per day AM or PM



Lunch provided?: No

Has bursary?: No

Earns money: No

Equipment Supplied?: Yes

Has breaks?: Yes

Travel paid?: No