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VR entrepreneur supports Creative Business MA

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VR entrepreneur supports Creative Business MA

Watch our Facebook Live Q&A

If you are a budding entrepreneur like our Creative Business alumna Jip Samhoud, check out our Facebook page to watch a Q&A on the Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Exectutives MA with NFTS Head of Producing, Chris Auty. The MA is open for applications until November 17th 2016.

The two-year MA -- which students can combine with part-time professional work -- starts in January 2017 and gives students all the tools to create the media businesses of the future (across Publishing, Theatre, Games, Film, Television, Music and Online). It’s taught by over 100 major players from across the creative industries, and is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to build your new business and be helped to set up the financing for it – while on the course!

Recent course alumni include Jip Samhoud, a world-class entrepreneur.

After originally creating an online fashion and news TV service, Jip decided to dive into the world of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality). As well as creating pop up VR cinemas in Europe including the first fully permanent VR cinema in Holland, Jip seized the commercial opportunities of VR/AR with both hands.

In June of this year his young marketing and branding agency – called simply &SAMHOUUD – launched a promotional campaign for Albert Heijn -- Holland’s largest supermarket group. Using QR codes tied to supermarket tokens, the campaign led kids on an animated AR journey of dinosaur discovery -- delivering educational value for children while at the same time becoming the most successful online promotion in Dutch retailing history.

Jip will be in London before Christmas to promote his new VR film business with a pop-up showcase on the South Bank.

If you want to see Jip talking about his business and his time at the NFTS, just click here and to visit his website, please visit www.samhoudmedia.com

And if you want to join us and find out more, just log in with us on Facebook Live, Monday 31st October, for our CBEE Entrepreneur Open Day, or follow this link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NFTSFilmTV/

Top five reasons to apply:

1 – get mentored by the leading experts in the music, theatre, games, publishing and advertising industries

2 – build an address book of top contacts to help you and your business thrive

3 – guidance and support for your business plan

4 – access to finance and investors plus develop your pitching skills

5 – still have time to run your business while on the course

Applications are open until November 17th 2016 and the two-year MA starts in January 2017.