EON Productions has joined forces with Working Title, Heyday Films and award-winning producer Lisa Bryer to announce the launch of the London Screen Academy. The LSA is a new sixth-form free school for 16-19 year old London students and has been created to teach a vocational curriculum comprising behind the camera skills and the background knowledge needed to join the screen industries which include film and television.
LSA will be in Islington and will accept applications from students across the whole of London from today. The creative industries are one of the fastest growing sectors in London’s economy and across the whole of the UK. Within the creative industries, the film and television industries in particular face ongoing skills shortages.
LSA, via a partnership with outstanding educators and global screen industry leaders, will train students for a career in the film and television industries by providing a broad, balanced, creative, project-based curriculum which replicates industry standards and working methods. Training in games and VR/AR will be part of a future offering. Students will have unique access to the film and television industries as they will be taught not only by outstanding teachers but also by people who make their living working in film and television.
The goal is for students to graduate prepared or ‘set ready’, progressing to either a career in the screen industries, to higher education or taking the skills they’ve learned to succeed in other professions. In its first year LSA will open with 300 students and it will continue to grow to a maximum capacity of 1000 students.
All students will complete a full-time programme over 2 years which combines academic study and practical training. Students will graduate with a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma (the equivalent of three A levels) in Creative Media Production and Technology. All students will also study English and Maths.
LSA has been founded by award-winning producers including Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (DARKEST HOUR, BABY DRIVER), Heyday Films’ David Heyman (HARRY POTTER films, GRAVITY), EON Productions’ Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (JAMES BOND films, FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL) and Lisa Bryer (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, GOODBYE CHARLIE BRIGHT).
LSA’s website and applications are now live. Students can apply at https://www.LSA.ac.uk/APPLY.
Applications will close on Thurs Jan 31st 2019 for the 2019 school year.