28 Jun 2012 – 15:15 – 16:15
Education & Industry: Developing the Partnership

3.15-4.15, Screen Academy Scotland, 2a Merchiston Ave, Edinburgh, EH10 4NU

A panel of practitioners from education and industry will discuss the current drama landscape in Scotland and how training and education can help support a growing indigenous drama industry. What are the training gaps and needs from an industry perspective? Are these being addressed by current industry training and education courses in Scotland? What is the drama industry looking for in Scottish film and media graduates? What is needed to sustain those already working in the industry to develop and enhance their skills and careers? What type of training is currently being delivered-is it relevant, practical and the right level? Is current drama training keeping pace with the changing needs of this industry? What more can be done? How can the partnership between education and training and industry develop to ensure that skills and experience are growing and strengthening the drama industry in Scotland?

The panel will wrestle with these questions and welcome contributions from you too so come along and have your say!

Panelists include: Gaynor Holmes, Executive Producer, BBC Scotland Drama, Stuart Hepburn, actor, screenwriter and Senior Lecturer in Screen Acting at University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Paul McManus, Scottish Official, BECTU and Karen O’Hare, Screen NETS, Professional Practice & Short Course Training (CPD) Project Manager at Screen Academy Scotland. Chaired by Maggie Kinloch, Chair of the Scottish Drama Training Network & Vice Principal of the Royal Conservatoire.

Followed by Networking Drinks at 4.15pm