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Date Posted: September 30, 2021

Digital Cities Virtual will take place from Tuesday 12th October to Thursday 14th October with a with a full and varied schedule of free masterclasses, panels, skills and insight sessions for people working in or interested in a career in the creative industries.

Sport is a big theme this month with two fantastic sessions to choose from. BBC Sport NI presenter Nicola McCarthy hosts a session on how they’ve been using the latest digital innovations, streaming and social platforms to provide more sports coverage than ever – whether its women’s international football matches streamed live on BBC iPlayer, or more analysis, interviews and issues being discussed on TV, radio or podcast, digital technology is helping to grow audience. Birmingham’s Create Central and BBC Asian Network’s Noreen Khan will be hosting their session on how you can be part of the Commonwealth Games in 2021.

Digital skills sessions from the BBC Academy will focus on everything you need to know about reaching audiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, including shooting and editing on Tik Tok, and a deep dive into how BBC Sport has created engaging short-form over 2021’s Summer of Sport. The Academy team will also be bringing you the latest insights on shoppable TV when BBC Click’s Lara Lewington hosts the Digital Innovation: Shoppable TV with Love Island panel session and Radio 1’s Katie Thistleton will be full of Instagram insights in her session: Instagram – What it takes to make it – with Angels of the North.

Industry experts ScreenSkills are back with three great sessions including an unmissable round-up of the latest Jobs, Schemes & Opportunities for the creative industriesan Insight session on How to be Set Ready; and an opportunity to find out about creating an eye catching portfolio in How to get your portfolio ready for jobs in screen. They’ll also be delivering a bonus event live from Leamington Spa on Saturday 16th October for those interested in careers in the games industry.

The BBC Academy Digital Cities Virtual is supported in Northern Ireland by BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, ScreenSkills, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast Media Festival, Film Hub NI, Into Film, The Royal Television Society NI, RTS Futures NI, Ulster University, North West Regional College, Belfast Metropolitan College and Belfast City Council.

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