Government-funded, industry-focused, human-led training for the games, screen and creative industries

We love the creative industries. They play a massive role in shaping the world we live in. They offer careers full of purpose, passion and self-expression. They contribute to economic growth and jobs. They bring people together, enrich culture and light up our lives. 

Skilled, committed and diverse talent are what makes the creative industries thrive - yet creative education and training could be so much better. From those looking to break into the industry, to those struggling to keep up with the latest creative tech, to accidental managers who find themselves leading creativity without proper support, to freelancers who are isolated and overwhelmed, training is critical but all too often, expensive, inflexible and not current.

We've made it our mission at Mastered for over a decade to fix this and create the skills training - for programmers, artists, producers, creators, makers, leaders and managers - that the creative industry deserves.


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Specialist in creative industries

From fashion to film, content to craft, games to live events, music to museums, we're committed to understanding each industry and developing best-in-class training.

Tailored to skills gaps

Our industry-first approach is built around identifying the latest training needs and gaps -  be it software or soft skills - and adjusting our learning journeys and wraparound support to suit.

Mentor-guided training, at scale

It's easy to access learning content online but completion and engagement rates can be low. Our team of mentors and coaches work to ensure the right goals are set, training is structured, valuable feedback is provided, and learners are motivated and focused - all delivered at a scale that the industry requires.

Free or heavily-subsidised

Investing in training and learning can be costly but as approved providers of Skills Bootcamps, nationally and regionally, we can provide quality, well-structured, funded-training to eligible individuals and studios. 



Training. Make government pay.

We're fortunate to be approved by the Department for Education and seven different regional combined authorities to deliver training to residents and employers working in the creative sector, up and down the country, through the Skills Bootcamp initiative. Choose from one of the options below to get started (employers can contact us for details of bespoke enterprise training we provide). 


Technical skills for game studios

Flexible, on-the-job technical training, delivered by games industry specialists in Unreal, Unity, Houdini and more.


Technical skills for VFX studios

Training for VFX artists in real-time 3D, procedural workflows, Solaris/USD and more.


Leadership for creative companies

Coaching for managers and leaders on the skills required to successfully lead teams in creative environments.


Business skills for freelance creatives and micro-SMEs

Learn the business, project, and self- management skills that will help you win more clients and get a more sustainable practice.


XR for creative and cultural industries

Learn the foundational skills to create interactive and immersive experiences in Unity or Unreal Engine.


Music business and management

Develop the skills and expertise to find the right music career for you.


Live events production

Gain stage and screen rigging skills to grow your career in live events production.

The creative industry in the UK is a global success story and at the heart of that success is the talent and skills we have here. Our mission is simple - train the talent today's creative industry needs.

Perri Lewis
CEO, Mastered

Created with the industry, for the industry

 We consult extensively with hiring managers, recruiters, and senior industry leaders to focus on the skills and capabilities the industry needs and we constantly adapt and tailor our curriculum to fit your needs.

Studios we work with

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"This is by far the best coaching experience I've had as a business owner. As a freelancer, I don't have much budget spare for this kind of thing. And so I've tried a few free coaching and seminar programmes before. This blew all the others out of the water."
Email strategist and copywriter
"The Business Bootcamp for Creatives course completely changed my life. Brought me clarity and gave me knowledge and tools to use and fall back on at any point in the future. An amazing course: modules so relevant and in an order that made sense to build on."
Founder, Recreate Yorkshire
"My time at Mastered has been nothing but fantastic. I came into Mastered with absolutely no programming experience whatsoever, to taking on the role of a Technical Game Designer within just the span of 5-6 months, thanks to the help of my mentors!"
Games developer (alumni)

Now is the time to take your career to the next level.