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UCC iCreate Institute helps Jamaicans access US$220 billion Animation Industry

Students now have one more reason to go to the UCC (University College of the Caribbean).

They’re now launched their iCreate Institute, a partnership between UCC and eMedia Interactive Group, fulfilling some of aims of the Kingstoon 2016 as noted in KINGSTOON 2016 – Animation Conference and Film Festival.

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Richard Byles, Chairman of eMedia Interactive Group, estimated that the value of the creative industries ranged from 3 to 12% of global GDP, making contributions the following sectors:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Arts and culture
  • Broadcasting
  • Craft design
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Publishing
  • Technology

He also pointed out that the partnership between the UCC and eMedia Interactive Group lays the foundation for growth in the creative economy. He made this comment at the recent launch of iCreate Institute on Wednesday October 12th 2016.

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The iCreate Institute will help Jamaican and Caribbean Nationals fill some 5000 jobs in the Animation Sector over the next ten (10) years, effectively Animation outsourcing as predicted in KingstOOn Animation Festival and GG’s “I Believe in Jamaica” Animation Training – Genesis of Animation Outsourcing.

Dr Winston Adams, Executive Chairman of UCC, who was also presents, stated that the establishment of the iCreate Institute will fill the shortage of skilled animators for this growing industry. It’ll also help Jamaica to tap into the US$220 billion per year Global Animation Industry over a five (5) year period.

Still, one does not have to go so far; the CXC (Caribbean Examination Council) is now introducing the Animation and Game Design as a subject of study. Animators only need to infuse our world-famous music and unique and recognizable culture and understand the value of their IP (Intellectual Property) as noted in Jamaica Animation Nation Network launch and Intellectual Property Workshop

Trained and talented, Jamaican animation personnel can tap into the rapidly expanding Global Animation Industry.

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