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Are you an aspiring Designer, Creative Technologist, Animator, Creative Producer, or Sound Designer with a passion for storytelling? Are you interested in gaining and developing immersive creative production skills and experience in Virtual Reality (VR)?


StoryFutures is delighted to announce applications are open for nine professional placements with leading-edge creative companies in the greater London area. Each of these nine companies have been commissioned to produce an R&D VR project which will use and reinterpret some of the UK’s greatest film and television archives from the BFI and the BBC, with the support of academic experts from StoryFutures at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Successful applicants will receive £15,000 to work on these commissions within their placement company and be mentored as they gain experience in VR production. You will also receive training around archive and immersive technology from StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy. The VR experiences you will help produce will be showcased as part of a wider storytelling project about belonging, which will be showcased to the public as part of a national festival celebrating creativity and innovation in 2022.


This opportunity will run from Dec / Jan 2022 – May / June 2022, with a negotiable, hybrid work pattern and location.

For more information, please register for our live webinar on Tuesday 2nd November at 17:00 BST

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Applications close on Monday 8th November 2021 at 17:00 BST.

For any questions on the scheme and your eligibility please contact storyfutures@rhul.ac.uk

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Who should apply?

  • Registered as self-employed with HMRC and be able to provide a unique tax reference number (UTR) before you start.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in creative production e.g. film, television, animation, games, interactive (web, installations) or immersive (VR, AR, XR)
  • You must have a clear and proven interest in learning about interactive storytelling and want to learn how to use new types of technology.
  • Applicants from groups that are currently underrepresented in the immersive sector and wider creative industries are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Prior experience in VR production is not required, although it is a bonus if you have already engaged with AR and VR projects.
  • Apply by Monday 8th November 2021
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