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CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series - Dr Cathy Henkel and staff of WA Screen Academy

Thursday, 23 May 2019


Presenter: Dr Cathy Henkel and staff of WA Screen Academy

Title: Innovations in approaches to learning, industry engagement and employability at the Screen Academy

Biography: The WA Screen Academy is located in a purpose-built centre on the Mount Lawley campus. In 2016, the Academy was admitted to the prestigious international association of film schools, CILECT, one of only five members in Australia. This has opened the Academy up to international collaborations, partnership and research opportunities. The Academy attracts leading industry professionals as teachers, mentors and guests, and partners with industry organisations, events, conferences and festivals including the Nine Network, Screenwest, Australian International Documentary Conference, CinefestOz, international CILECT conferences and Australian Directors Guild.

Abstract: WA Screen Academy graduates are highly regarded in the screen sector, with over 75% employed and many earning awards and accolades in the industry. Screen Academy films are broadcast on the Nine network each year, screen at Yagan Square Tower in Perth and client based works are released on various online platforms.

The Academy is selective, enabling a high calibre of dedicated students, which in turn raises the standard of work and reputation of the Academy. Recent innovations in teaching include practical crowdfunding projects, application of professional aptitudes that enhance employability, development pathways for feature films and the introduction of Virtual Reality and immersive storytelling.

This seminar will take participants through the key features of the Screen Academy and how the innovative approaches to learning and industry engagement are driving recruitment, enhancing reputation and increasing student employability and research opportunities.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Venue: ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 13, Room 13.202 (The Don McAlpine Suite)
Cost: Free
Light lunch will be provided


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