Master the latest digital tools to win more clients. Training and career support is completely free.

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape keeping your skills up to date and using the latest tools is important to unlock your creative potential. It will also help you create unique and immersive content, stand out from the crowd and attract more clients.

In this Skills Bootcamp, you will gain in-depth knowledge of new technologies like real-time engines, virtual reality, 3D animation and  software like Unreal Engine, Unity, Houdini, Blender and Maya.  And the best part - it's free.


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Free 60-hours skills training

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses, giving you the opportunity to build up sector-specific technical skills and attract new clients.

Tailored for future-focused creatives

Our industry-first approach is built around identifying the latest skills needs and gaps in the creative sector - and adjusting our learning journeys and wraparound support to suit. 

In-depth software experience

Our interest and passion lie in creative industries, like film, broadcast, virtual reality, games and VFX. We are authorised training partners for industry-standard tools like Unity, Unreal, Houdini and Autodesk 3Ds Max and Maya - and our mentors are typically certified instructors. 

Mentor-led training

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.


Your path to attracting more clients in the creative industry

Upskilling in technical know-how like real-time rendering, visual effects creation, 3D modelling and world-building is your passport to future-proof your career in the creative industry. Whether you want to upskill, reskill or specialise, there are incredible career opportunities in the UK for creative professionals who are up-to-date with the latest digital content creation tools.








This Skills Bootcamp has been developed in response to the growing demand from the creative industry for professionals who can combine hands-on technical skills with creative and design flair. Self-paced, with a mentor, online and free - now the only thing that matters is your talent and commitment.

Perri Lewis
Co-founder and CEO, Mastered

Your journey ahead

The Skills Bootcamp is designed to mirror the real work with projects, 1-2-1 feedback, and working with actual production workflows and tools.  


You will be matched with a technical mentor based on the job you are aiming for. Using your personalised Skills Scorecards, you will discuss your current competencies and where you need to be at the end of the bootcamp. From this, you will be set work that helps you learn and hone the necessary skills.

You will attend group workshops regularly, tackling topics such as communicating your ideas, giving feedback to others, understanding your values, communicating your unique selling point and building your network. 

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Every four weeks we take a day to come together and work in a live production environment. Create work, make decisions rapidly, meet fellow creators and get feedback on what you have achieved – plus, learn how to balance the emotions that come with creating work you love to deadline. 

If required, you'll work with our mindset coaches to improve your confidence, lift your ambitions, overcome barriers and find your purpose.

You will get access to a private Slack group with fellow learners and mentors, where you can get answers to any technical questions you might have.

During your bootcamp, you will work with your mentor and career coach to build real-world projects and improve your profile to get noticed by your potential clients.

You will get a chance to meet working creatives in the industry and understand more about the day-to-day of the job.

Get ready for your new future in the creative industry.

Built with industry, for industry

This Skills Bootcamp has been designed specifically to ensure you get the technical skills that will help you stand out in a crowded market of creative professionals. Everything is aligned around the real skills that the industry needs to fill. 

Detailed skills gap analysis

Our pathways are the result of a rigorous analysis of skills shortages in the creative industries. Current skills gap, forecast growth of creative sectors and industry opinion are just some of the factors we study to ensure our bootcamps match the real industry demand.

Curriculum designed for future

We have developed a Skills Scorecard after consulting extensively with hiring industry veterans to ensure we focus on the skills and capabilities the industry needs. We constantly adapt and tailor the materials to fit the jobs and career that is your goal.

Created like a studio, not a school

Small groups, project-based learning, agile working, industry communication tools, the bootcamp is designed to replicate a real studio, so you can hit the ground running when you start your new career.

Industry partners

We frequently invite seniors from the film studios, VFX studios, games studios and VR/XR studios who share their technical experience and give you insights into the latest trends in the industry.

Studios we work with

Keyword studios
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Meet the team who will be in your corner until the first day in your new career.

You will have 1-to-1 and group video calls, live online classes, personal feedback, technical help and emotional support from a team of people invested in your success. 


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Technical Mentor

I’ll assess your skill level, understand your career goals, then build a pathway for you to ensure you learn the concepts well. I’ll set you tasks to build your skills, give you feedback on how well you’ve executed the task and support you to build a project for your portfolio.


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Success Manager

I’m here from day one of your bootcamp. I’ll make sure you are getting the most from the bootcamp at every stage, whether it be setting up your personalised schedule to sharing articles and events you might love.


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Career Coach

I will make sure that when the time comes, you will be a standout creative. Whether preparing your portfolio, helping you negotiate, or keeping you motivated, I will be at your side throughout the whole experience.


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Mindset Coach

I’m here to help you present your best self. I will work with you on tackling topics such as building your confidence, communicating your ideas and any other challenges that you have faced before.

Over 5,000 creators from 95 different countries

We're proud of all the creative professionals, from every walk of life, who have been through one of our career accelerators since 2015. With our new Skills Bootcamp, we want to continue this commitment to finding diverse voices and original talent who've been shut out for too long. Outsiders, misfits and changemakers need apply.

Alessandro Manghi
Alessandro Manghi
Unreal Engine Artist
Bruno Wilkinson
Bruno Wilkinson
Game Programmer
Kimberly Gyambibi
Kimberly Gyambibi
3D Visualizer
Ismail Aljanabi
Ismail Aljanabi
3D Technical Artist
Loretta Lok
Loretta Lok
Game Developer
Krisztian Bajko
Games programmer
Oskar Korbut
Oskar Korbut
Design Coordinator
Tara Cannon-Young
Tara Cannon-Young
Environment Designer
Srinath Upadhyayula
Srinath Upadhyayula
Software Engineer
Zilla Meetun
Zilla Meetun
Unreal Engine Developer
Yacob Reyneke
Yacob Reyneke
C++ Programmer
Mattia Grigolato
Mattia Grigolato
Unreal Generalist

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for a completely free bootcamp place, you must: 

  • Be born before 31st August 2004
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Live in England
  • Be a self-employed professional 
  • Demonstrate a passion for the creative industry
  • Be able to dedicate 10 hours/week

Government funding is available across different regions in England, with some counties having more free places than others. If you are not in an area where funding is available, our admissions team will guide you through different payment options, including where you pay nothing upfront and pay out of future earnings.



The Skills Bootcamp includes all of the following - 

  • Course materials
  • Private Slack group
  • Dedicated success manager
  • 1-2-1 support
  • Career support
  • Creator challenges
  • Calls with mentor
  • Career coaching
  • Live industry talks

Monthly start dates

You can apply to join the bootcamp through the form below and one of our admissions team will set up a call to find out more about your goals and assess whether this is going to be a good fit for you. Please note, we are selective and there are very limited fully-funded places. We are looking for special talent so please give the questions below proper thought.