Upskilling in Isolation: Making Use of the Time

Masterclasses, podcasts, free micro-skilling sessions and a bunch of AFTRS short courses online. Here are some ways to continue learning inside your bubble.

It’s tempting to stay glued to social media right now, watching the pandemic unfold. As jobs in the screen industry collapse, you’d be forgiven for sinking into despair. Alternatively, you could channel some of that anxiety and enforced time indoors into learning new skills.

All organisations and groups are rushing to reach out with online content at the moment. They’ll be a mixed bag, and over the coming weeks we’ll try to highlight the best of them.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk