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Skills Bootcamp in Virtual Production

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What is it? 

Virtual and Augmented Reality is an area that is rapidly changing the way we create content for and interact with the digital world. Furthermore, it is one of the areas that has been highlighted as one of rapid growth and will bring with it a significant number of employment opportunities.

Hear from some of our recent learners who have just finished their course in Virtual Production at Production Park.

Course details

Course provider: Academy of Live Technology Ltd

Eligibility - Applicants must live in West Yorkshire and must be aged 19 or older:

  • on or before 31st August 2023 for Skills Bootcamps starting between 01 April 2024 and 31st July 2024
  • on or before 31st August 2024 for Skills Bootcamps starting between 01 August 2024 and 31st March 2025.

Industry: Creative Industry

Start date: New dates coming soon. 

Duration: 14 weeks

Venue: Remote 

Course overview


Develop in-depth skills in virtual production and mixed realities. Including:

  • Hands on in the XPLOR Virtual Production Studio
  • Software and IT programming skills
  • Motion-capture and mixed reality technology


This course is suitable for everyone, there are no pre-requisites.

It should be noted that this course is delivered in English, and as such a translator would be required if you do not speak and read English.  This is not provided.

Course Sections:

Week 1: Introduction to VP

Weeks 2-6: Developing a virtual environment in Unreal Engine

Weeks 7-9: Pathways: one choice from three available pathways:

  • Creative and Management
  • Advanced Environment Design
  • Technical and Cinematography

Weeks 10-12: Group projects – ‘’shoot groups’. Making a VP short film

Weeks 13-14: Final interviews and completion

What Next?

  • Further learning through a degree or additional courses
  • An entry level position on a filmset
  • An entry level position in a VFX company

A freelance career in the creative industries

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