Universities partner with Bafta’s albert collaborative on climate change content

10 UK universities have signed up to create content on the science of climate change and the environmental impact of the film and TV industries

Bafta’s albert collaborative has partnered with 10 UK universities to create courses on climate change science, environmental impacts of film and TV, and sustainability practices.

The albert collaborative is a Bafta, indie and broadcaster-backed project that brings the screen industries together to tackle their environmental impact and inspire sustainable living. This new partnership is specifically designed for students enrolled on production courses at universities both in the UK and internationally.

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Annie East, senior lecturer and programme leader of BA Television Production at Bournemouth University, said: “Incorporating sustainability as standard practice means that our graduates will not only be more employable, but they will also be part of this essential shift in how we think about the world in which we live and work.”

Course materials fulfil the criteria of the Carbon Literacy Trust, and provide access to the albert calculator, a carbon calculator designed specifically for the film and TV industries to help productions measure their carbon footprint and to start reducing it.

Our graduates will not only be more employable, they will also be part of this essential shift in how we think about the world in which we live and work. Annie East

Over 500 students are expected to complete the course in its first year, and those who are successful in doing so will receive a certificate and digital badge signifying their competency with albert resources and sustainability practices in production.

Founding members of the new project include the National Film and Television School, Bournemouth University, Salford University, Glasgow Caledonian, Sheffield Hallam, Learning on Screen, the Confetti Institute, UEA, University of Hertfordshire, and Birmingham City.

More information can be found at wearealbert.org

Pic credit: wearealbert.org

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