The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow in partnership with the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), Universal University and Scream School is launching a series of games industry workshops that will take place in November - December 2021 as part of the international PlayUK Russia programme.
The PlayUK Russia workshops are an interactive series of high-quality activities delivered by leading experts from the UK games industry. Each workshop is split over two sessions lasting three hours each. The comprehensive programme will give participants an in-depth guide to the latest thinking in key areas of business.
The workshops are suitable for those currently working in a games studio who are looking to enhance their skills and understanding, and for students undertaking a degree level qualification in a games-related course.
All workshops will be delivered online, via Zoom and interactivity within the group will be encouraged. All content will be in English.
PlayUK Russia is a British-Russian initiative aimed at the exchange of knowledge and experience between the professional community in the field of computer games. The programme will acquaint Russian audiences with the achievements of the UK gaming industry, which is one of the fastest growing entertainment industries in the world. The project will host a series of educational workshops and public talks from British game developers, a business programme for establishing links, and a special programme for women who want to develop their career and business in the field of computer games.
The project is carried out in partnership with the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), Universal University and Scream School with the participation of the UK Department for International Trade in Russia (DIT).
The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie)
Ukie is the oldest video games and interactive entertainment trade body in the world. Since its foundation in 1989 Ukie has sought to make the UK the best place to make, play and sell video games. The organisation represents over 525 businesses across the UK including major video game platforms, international publishers, video game developers and an array of service providers. Ukie advocates every day on behalf of the sector. It helps its membership with a broad range of business support services, it champions the industry in the media and fights its corner, in Government. It also builds for the future through its pioneering education programme, diversity initiatives and parental advice site.
Universal University is the only university in Russia that offers internationally recognized English-taught degree programs in the creative industries. The university is home to ten schools: British Higher School of Art & Design, Scream School, Moscow Film School, Moscow Architectural School MARCH, Moscow Music School, School of Education, Moscow School of Contemporary Art, Business & Marketing School Ubusiness as well as the Uteens project for teenagers. The university provides BA (Hons) degree programs in Art & Design, Business & Marketing, and Music validated by the University of Hertfordshire as well as BA (Hons) and MA programs in Architecture & Urbanism validated by London Metropolitan University.
Scream School was founded in 2008 as the School of Computer Technologies. Since 2020, Scream School as a part of Universal University has been focusing on training specialists in all areas of the game industry - game design, concept art, game graphics, marketing, and others. Education at Scream School is based on real industry briefs, the school cooperates with companies such as FunPlus Studio, Wargaming, OWL Games, Mail.ru, RJ Games, Epic Games, Playstation, Playrix, BANZAI Games, Nekki, Azur Games, 1C Games, Sperasoft, Crazy Panda. About 600 students study at Scream School annually.