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USIU-Africa and EMCA College of Animation partner to develop the first undergraduate program curriculum for film animation in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author USIU-Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-21T10:23:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-21T10:23:59Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2246
dc.description A Press Release on USIU-Africa and EMCA College of Animation partnering to develop the first undergraduate program curriculum for film animation in Kenya en_US
dc.description.abstract USIU-Africa and EMCA College of Animation College of Animation (EMCA) Managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Angouleme have signed a Memorundum of Agreement (MOU) to develop an undergraduate program curriculum in film animation. The animation program, which will be offered by USIU-Africa’s School of Science and Technology, seeks to fill a gap that the Kenya film industry is currently facing in developing content especially with the transition from analogue to digital transmission. It is estimated that 100 new channels will come to the market in 2016 and will be required to meet up to 40% local content quotas by 2016 and 60% by 2018. “Our part here is to create a world of opportunity for the youth, by not only developing and deploying skills for animating African stories but in also training and passing our real-time industrial experience through training programs ” The Ambassador of France to Kenya, Rémi Maréchaux, said at the signing of the MoU. He emphasized that there are now greater opportunities for local artistes to fill the newly created gap by the digital migration, as well as for Kenya to narrate its own stories. “USIU-Africa’s mission for achieving global excellence has put the institution at the fore front of cutting edge developments and this unique collaboration will increase and continue giving our students the endless opportunities they need to fit in the local and global market of film and animation,” USIU-Africa Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza added. en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.title USIU-Africa and EMCA College of Animation partner to develop the first undergraduate program curriculum for film animation in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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