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Upcoming Animation Skillnet short courses

Check out these upcoming Sept/Oct evening courses in Dublin and please spread the word. 1) An Introduction to 3D with Maya (5 Monday Evenings): http://animationskillnet.ie/19-09-16-an-introduction-to-3d-with-maya-5-monday-evenings 2) An Introduction to Toonboom Harmony – with a focus on rigging (5 Tuesday Evenings): http://animationskillnet.ie/20-09-16-introduction-to-toonboom-harmony-with-a-focus-on-rigging-5-tuesday-evenings 3) Production Management for Animation (5 Wednesday Evenings): http://animationskillnet.ie/21-09-16-production-management-for-animation-5-wednesday-evenings[...]

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Animation Skillnet Traineeship Programme 2016/17

  Animation Skillnet are delighted to team up again with Screen Training Ireland, the Irish Film Board and a host of top Irish Animation and VFX studios to run the second iteration of the highly successful graduate traineeship programme for the animation and vfx sectors in Ireland. The pilot programme[...]

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Beginner and Diversity friendly Game Workshops (Dublin)

The Network in Play partners (including Coding Grace, gamedevelopers.ie, Imirt, Pulse College, Dogpatch Labs and Maynooth University) are organising three FREE workshops in Dublin in August/Sept. aimed at beginners who are interested in learning about designing, writing and coding for games. These workshops follow up on our surveys which we[...]

Game Dev Workshops with Howling Hamster (Galway)

This series of workshops is aimed at anyone with an interest in game development who has no experience making games. Howling Hamster, a game development team based in Galway, will be delivering some skills and tips to get you on your way to being a game dev. We’ll be using[...]

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Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning

The 6th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning (iGBL2016) will be be hosted by Trinity College Dublin on 1st and 2nd September 2016, and bookings are now open. iGBL provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on the use of games and game-based approaches[...]

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The Diversity Game

You have probably observed it. Women can be pretty rare at games events. The Irish games industry is not unusual; this is a pattern observed in many countries. Stats for the games industry in the UK and the US usually put the proportion of women across all occupations at around[...]

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Pulse College announces new Summer courses

Pulse College has announced some short courses over the summer in their Dublin base. The ‘One Game a Day’ course with the extremely experienced Joe Roe will cover creating games from the following genres over the course of a week: -First person shooter -Point and click adventure -Real time strategy -Infinite runner[...]

The Bridge 2016 looking for applicants

The Bridge programme is now looking for new/recent graduates (animation/games/vfx) and older graduates (animation/games/vfx) to take part in an intensive 8 week programme (between June and August) that aims to place graduates in studios and offer them onsite and offsite training. It is proposed that between 25-30 participants will be selected for[...]

MindRising 2016 Competition

      Given the year that is in it this looks like a nice initiative revolving around games and creativity. Last week saw the launch of MindRising 2016, a competition celebrating 200 years of the island of  Ireland. Teams of primary and secondary school children will work on their[...]

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Animation Skillnet courses (Dublin)

More high level short training courses on offer in Dublin from Animation Skillnet. Feb/March evening courses in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin. 1) Introduction to Toonboom Harmony (5 Tuesday Evenings) – http://animationskillnet.ie/09-02-16-introduction-to-toonboom-harmony-5-tuesday-evenings/ 2) Introduction to Nuke Compositing (5 Wednesday Evenings) – http://animationskillnet.ie/10-02-16-introduction-to-nuke-compositing-5-wednesday-evenings/ 3) Lighting and Look Development for CG Production (5 Thursday Evenings) – http://animationskillnet.ie/11-02-16-lighting-and-look-development-for-cg-production-5-thursday-evenings/

Introduction to Games Development – Pulse College – Galway

  Introduction to Games Development Pulse College Galway 6 week course Mon & Wed 6.30-9pm Take the first step on the road to becoming a professional game developer! The course runs for 6 weeks and takes place at Pulse College Games Campus in both Dublin and Galway. Over the course of 6 weeks[...]

Introduction to Games Development – Pulse College – Dublin

  Introduction to Games Development Pulse College Dublin 6 week course Mon & Wed 6.30-9pm Take the first step on the road to becoming a professional game developer! The course runs for 6 weeks and takes place at Pulse College Games Campus in both Dublin and Galway. Over the course of 6 weeks[...]

Diploma in Games Development – Pulse College – Galway

  Diploma in Games Development Pulse College Galway 2 year part-time course Course Overview Pulse College’s Diploma in Games Development is developed and taught by practicing industry professionals to ensure that you receive the very highest levels of training. A key part of the course involves producing a portfolio of work that[...]

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IGDA Scholarships now open

  The IGDA and the IGDA Scholarship Committee are delighted to announce that the 2016 IGDA Scholarship Program is kicking off with applications for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in 2016. The program is open to all students and recent graduates in fields related to game development. Applications should be[...]

Free Course in Games & Interactive Technologies

Pulse College launches FREE Course in Gaming & Interactive Technologies for long term unemployed   Pulse College, the education faculty of world renowned Windmill Lane Studios, specialising in education programmes in Music, Audio, Filming, Gaming and Animation announced a FREE 33 Week Course in Self Employment for Gaming & Interactive[...]

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New animation short courses

  Animation Skillnet provides subsidised training solutions to the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. They run high-end, bespoke training courses designed and delivered by industry specialists and they organise and support professional networking events and conferences for these sectors in Ireland and internationally.   Check them out here: http://animationskillnet.ie/[...]

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State of Play 2015

 It is that time of year again and the, by now annual, State Of Play is almost upon us.The ‘State Of Play’ is a chance for new and experienced game developers to network with each other, demonstrate and showcase their work to their peers and get a sense of whats[...]

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Animation & Visual Comms Lecturers (LIT, Clonmel)

Limerick Institute of Technology, Clonmel are looking to recruit two assistant lecturers to teach on their BSc. in Game Art and Design degree programme. The first position is an Animation assistant lecturer role which will focus on teaching in the areas of animation and games. This post would give the[...]

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New Beginners Game Dev Course – CityWest

Refrigeration Training has been in touch to say that they are doing to be offering a Beginners Game Development Programme. It is currently a non accredited course, but if they get enough interest, they  will put it through the FETAC/QQI QA procedure. This is a crash course in Unity3d development. Learn the basics[...]

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GDC Europe scholarships

Applications to be an IGDA Scholar at GDC Europe & Gamescom 2015 are now available! GDC Europe will take place 3-4 August and Gamescom from 5-9 August, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Students from undergrad to PhD programs interested in going into the games industry are eligible for this opportunity. The[...]

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Educational Games competition

Third International Competition on Educational Games will be held this year in conjunction with the European Conference on Game-Based Learning (ECGBL), which is being held in Steinkjer, Norway on 8 -9 October this year. The aims of this competition are: · To provide an opportunity for educational game designers and[...]

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Animation & VFX Traineeships – Call for Applications

** Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are seeking applicants for a pilot one-year Traineeship Programme for Animation and VFX. The Traineeship programme aims to partner 10 trainees with 10 animation/VFX studios for one full year. Over the course of the programme, the trainee will work in-house in the studio[...]

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New Database of Game Related Courses

It is January and that time of year when secondary school students, people thinking of a career change, and those interested in further training, are galvanised by the CAO deadlines in the Republic of Ireland and the UCAS system in Northern Ireland (which has different deadlines!). Here on gd.ie we usually get[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Games Modelling and Animation – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Games Modelling and Animation University of Ulster 5 year part-time course Course Overview This course is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge in computer games’ design and development, enabling them to work within the expanding creative industries. The course offers core computing modules[...]

B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development – UU

  B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development University of Ulster 5 year part-time course Course Overview This course aims to respond to industrial needs in the emerging and innovative games sector by providing part-time study opportunities for those who wish to further their knowledge and skills in computer games development. On[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science University of Ulster 5 year part-time course Course Overview This course aims to provide part-time study opportunities for those who wish to develop further their knowledge of computing and enhance their employability in this area. On graduation, you will be able to pursue careers in[...]

B.A. (Hons) in Design Communications – GC

  B.A. (Hons) in Design Communications, Level 8 Griffith College Dublin 3 year full-time course Course Overview The BA (Hons) Design Communication degree is a full-time, 3-year programme of study. Design Communication is one of the most rapidly changing design disciplines, demanding that the graphic designer continuously responds with creativity and[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Game Development) – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Game Development) University of Ulster – G457 4 year full-time course Course Overview The Computing/ICT industry is the fastest growing sector in the Northern Ireland economy and graduates from the Faculty’s computing courses are highly sought after. The modern student is increasingly concerned that their investment[...]

Higher National Certificate in Computing and Systems Development – NRC

Higher National Certificate in Computing and Systems Development, Level 4 Northern Regional College – C01917 FLF1A 1 year full-time course Course Overview This qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required for success in careers in computing and systems development. The course has been tailored to[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing with Games Development – IT Tralee

  B.Sc. (Hons) in  Computing with Games Development, Level 8 Institute of Technology Tralee – TL811 4 year full-time course Course Overview We provide the environment that allows students with a particular passion, such as for games development, to achieve their goals. In an area such as computing the limits of[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing with Software Development – IT Tralee

  B.Sc. (Hons) in  Computing with Software Development, Level 8 Institute of Technology Tralee – TL810 4 year full-time course Course Overview We provide the environment that allows students with a particular passion for software development to achieve their goals. In an area such as computing the limits of a student’s[...]

MSc. in Distributed and Mobile Computing – ITT

  MSc. in Distributed and Mobile Computing Institute of Technology Tallaght – TA_KDMCO_M 1 year full-time course Course Overview Computing professionals are a critical element in the modern business world and the demand for computing graduates is strong and projected to remain strong into the future. Sending text messages. Downloading music.[...]

B.Sc. in Computing – LIT

  B.Sc. in Computing, Level 7 Limerick Institute of Technology – LC403 3 year full-time course Course Overview This three year programme prepares students for a broad range of exciting careers in the computing sector. It provides students with an opportunity to work with evolving technologies in a fast moving industry.[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Games Design and Development) – LIT

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Games Design and Development), Level 8 Limerick Institute of Technology – LC418 4 year full-time course Course Overview This programme is designed to produce graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the essential aspects of games design and development. Students will learn the techniques for analysis, design[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Software Design and Development) – LIT

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Software Design and Development), Level 8 Limerick Institute of Technology – LC415 4 year full-time course Course Overview Today we interact with software using our laptops, mobile phones, GPS systems, tablets and Games Consoles. Software is all around us and the requirement for individuals to design,[...]

Higher Certificate in Games Development – BIFE

  Higher Certificate in Games Development, Level 6 Bray Institute of Further Education – MG 1 year full-time course Course Overview This one year Games Development course is designed to encourage key games development skills especially in the areas of games software programming and 3D modelling & animation. Learners will learn[...]

B.A. (Hons) in Computing – ITT

  B.A. (Hons) in Computing, Level 8 Institute of Technology Tallaght – TA_KCOMP_B 1 year full-time course Course Overview Computing professionals are a critical element in the modern business world and the demand for computing graduates is strong and projected to remain strong into the future. Sending txt messages. Downloading music.[...]

Higher National Diploma in Classical And Computer Animation – BCFE

  Higher National Diploma in Classical And Computer Animation Ballyfermot College of Further Education – CCH 2 year full-time course Course Overview This course gives budding artists the chance to express themselves artistically through the medium of animation, both classical (hand-drawn) and computer generated. This dynamic course provides the skills to[...]

B.A. in Computing – ITT

  B.A. (Hons) in Computing, Level 8 Institute of Technology Tallaght – TA_KCOMP_D 1 year full-time course Course Overview Computing professionals are a critical element in the modern business world and the demand for computing graduates is strong and projected to remain strong into the future. Sending txt messages. Downloading music.[...]

Higher National Diploma in Interactive Media – NWRC

  Higher National Diploma in Interactive Media North West Regional College 2 year full-time course Course Overview This highly creative course is about producing and presenting high-quality advertising, promotion, marketing and educational content for businesses, individuals and companies. It encourages the development of imagination, initiative, original ideas and a professional work[...]

Higher Diploma in Computing – ITT

  Higher Diploma in Computing, Level 6 Institute of Technology Tallaght – TA_KCOMP_HD 1,5 year full-time course Course Overview Computing professionals are a critical element in the modern business world and the demand for computing graduates is strong and projected to remain strong into the future. Sending txt messages. Downloading music.[...]

B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development – UU

  B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development University of Ulster – G453 4 year full-time course Course Overview This four-year course will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills in computer games development. On completion of this course, you will be able to contribute to the development of[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science University of Ulster – G401 4 year full-time course Course Overview This course is offered at the Magee campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. If you are interested in computer software design, how computers communicate and how they actually perform their tasks, then[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing University of Ulster – G403 4 year full-time course Course Overview The Computing/ICT industry is the fastest growing sector in the Northern Ireland economy and graduates from the Faculty’s computing courses are highly sought after. The modern student is increasingly concerned that their investment in education[...]

BA Design in Animation – UU

  Bachelor of Design in Animation University of Ulster – WW26 4 year full-time course Course Overview Design for interaction and animation has become part of the film, television, games and interface design canon – from Jurassic Park to Avatar, Angry Birds to Call of Duty, Xbox to mobile. The field[...]

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New B.Sc in Game Art & Design

It is that time of year when prospective students and parents are researching potential college courses for an application deadline in January. We will be posting up more information on the site in the next few weeks for these readers.For now, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and the Limerick School[...]

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Games Fleadh, 2015.

  We have just received advance notice of the date and theme for Games Fleadh 2015, Wed., March 11th! Games Fleadh 2015 will consist of the Game Studio Endless Runner competition, Direct X Endless Runner challenge and Robocode as well as Games Pro talks by Industry veterans (including a video[...]

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This is Not a Game Challenge

November the 15th will see the launch event in Cork for the ‘This Is Not A Game Ocean Challenge’ (www.thisisnotagame.org). ‘This Is Not A Game’ allows 10 to 18 year old students to partake in the creation of video games that have far reaching results – games that have real impact[...]

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The Bridge 2014 review

The Bridge programme was set up to run short training courses to address or ‘Bridge’ the skills gap evident in the Games, Animation and VFX sectors between what education currently provides and emerging trends in the corresponding industry demands. As part of the programme, participants get to work in-house on[...]