WarnerMedia Access, NFTS and Story Futures Academy launch a brand new part-time certificate course to service the unprecedented demand for Virtual Production skills within the screen sector.  

Virtual Production Certificate: Filmmaking with real-time technologies

Virtual Production is a rapidly growing area of content production. By combining CGI, game-engines, and virtual reality technologies, VP enables completely new ways of making film and TV, from virtual scouting, to set design, to real-time, on-set visual effects. VP techniques impact many core disciplines within filmmaking, from cinematography, to production design, VFX, animation, directing and beyond. This course aims to introduce students to the core technical and filmmaking skills required to work on a VP project using an LED Stage driven by Unreal Engine. This course is designed for those who will fill key artistic and technical disciplines, including Technical Artists, Lighting Specialists, Colour Specialists, Technical Designers/Directors, Camera Hardware/Software Pipeline Engineers, LED Hardware Engineers, or VP Technical Generalists. Participants may come from varied technical and creative backgrounds, such as games, VFX, 3D animation, graphics design film crew camera departments.


Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have at least two years of screen industry experience and some production or post- production experience. Applicants may come from varied technical and creative backgrounds including games, VFX, 3D animation, graphics design and technical film crew from (camera department). Knowledge and/or awareness of the use of game engines and Unreal Engine, 2D and 3D modelling tools is beneficial. Applicants should have a good general education, but there are no other specific educational requirements.


  • Submission Window: October 9th, 2021 - November 27th, 2021
  • Interviews: December 13th, 2021 + December 14th, 2021
  • Cohort Notification: December 17th, 2021
  • Course Dates: January 31st 2022 - June 5th 2022