Multimedia, animation camps open in Abuja, Lagos

Posted: August 1, 2012 in arts/culture

Arena Multimedia, the world’s leading training brand in the creative industry, has opened its inaugural camps in Nigeria Wednesday, August 1 through to Friday, August 3 in Abuja and Lagos, respectively.

The camps are designed to prepare Nigerians to benefit from the global creative industry which value the United Nations Development Programme, in its 2010 report titled: Creative Economy: A feasible development option”, put at about N48trillion.

Targeted at Nigerians with interest in multimedia, animation, gaming, with applications in the movies, media, advertising, among other sectors, the camps will expose participants to the newest trends in the creative industry. Resource people will be drawn from the creative industry, Arena Multimedia and Middlesex University, with participants given the opportunity to win scholarships worth N1.3million that will enable them benefit from the globally recognised certification programmes.

Arena Multimedia, an arm of APTECH, will avail Nigerians the opportunity to train at its centres that have been established in Lagos and Abuja, with many more training centres to be opened in the nearest future, said Jogun Dosekun, operator of the Arena Multimedia franchise in Nigeria.

“The opportunities that Arena Multimedia will help unleash in Nigeria are huge. The training programmes avail Nigerians the skills to channel their creative energies into creating content that could be globally consumed. What we are doing at Arena Multimedia is to accelerate the acquisition of world class training programmes so as to empower people with the right skills to express their talents in the global market,” added Dosekun. The camps will give participants an insight into the exciting world of animation and multimedia, she said.

Resource persons expected at the camps are Mr. Sunil Janardian from Arena Multimedia and Prof. Raj Gill of Middlesex University, as well as other experts drawn from the global creative industry. The camps will educate participants in Drawing for Animation, Stop Motion, Animation Filmmaking, Principles of Animation and international case studies.

The Abuja camp holds at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel Abuja, and the Lagos camp at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island.

With 16 years of experience in training and over 350,000 trained students, Arena alumni are now professionals in many well-known studios across the world. A lot of emphasis is laid towards development of innovative teaching methodologies in multimedia training, giving certificate holders multiple opportunities to choose from the global market.

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