Category Archives: Education

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Games to Inspire event (Cahir Castle, 23 & 24th Nov.)

“Games to Inspire in Youth Work and Development Education” in Cahir Castle  on  the 23rd and 24th of November   The conference is part of our exciting 2 year international project funded by ERASMUS on gaming and youth work, and, together with partners from UK and Greece we are hugely excited to host a[...]

Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeships 2017

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for the third iteration of their hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation and VFX. Start Date: Monday 16th October 2017 End Date: Friday 30th March 2018 Deadline for applications: Friday 8th September 2017. Interviews in September with Final Selection on Friday 6th October 2017. See information on the call and[...]

Inspirefest Family Fringe – GameCraft Unplugged

This year’s Inspirefest 2017 will again include a range of Family Fringe events. Hosted at Accenture’s The Dock building on 8 July, the free event is set to have some of Ireland’s most exciting workshops for kids, allowing them to create whatever they like, from board games to their own soft robots.[...]

Bookings open for 7th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning (Cork)

The forthcoming 7th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning (iGBL2017) will be be hosted by in Cork this year on 22nd and 23rd June 2017, 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[...]

Inspirefest 2017 – AI, robotics & games meet Diversity

Last week saw the official launch of the Inspirefest 2017 Programme in Grand Canal Square, with an array of speakers announced from as far afield as Silicon Valley, New York, the UK, France, Australia and Africa. Gamedevelopers.ie popped along to see what was happening. Themes this year will vary from Blockchain,[...]

ShipItCon 2017 – tickets available

  ShipitCon is a community event for engineers involved in the building and deployment of software. ShipItCon is being organised primarily by engineers and managers working within the games industry in Ireland including Demonware and Digit Game Studios. This is a non-profit event, organised by volunteers and any remaining funds[...]

Updated: State of Play 2017 – Talks & Expo, 5th April

State of Play is Ireland’s premier Independent Game Maker Event hosted by the School of Media in the Dublin Institute of Technology, in conjunction with IMIRT, the Irish Game Makers association. This year it will take place on Wed the 5th of April. From 18.30 there will be an exciting and[...]

Call for Chapters: Contemporary Media Art in Ireland

For those who like to write about games this might be of interest (gd.ie). “Submissions are invited for a collection of essays provisionally entitled, Contemporary Media Art in Ireland. This will be a volume of essays that provides a detailed account of born-digital art in an Irish context. For the[...]

New MSc Game Design & Development in UL

Starting in the Autumn 2017 the University of Limerick is launching a new MSc Game Design & Development. Led by Brenda Romero as course director, the MSc in Game Design & Development is a two-year program (level 9) which takes place over four semesters. Students are encouraged to use the summer[...]

Games Fleadh 2017 update

LIT Tipperary, will host Games Fleadh on Wednesday March 8th 2017, the annual colleges and schools game development competition, and the theme for the 2017 event is Racing Game. Games Fleadh will also feature games development and research talks by industry veterans and researchers. The full list of speakers is now available[...]

CFP for the Irish Conf. on Game-Based Learning closing soon.

The call for participation to iGBL2017 will close on the 22nd of Feb.; so if you’d like to share your experience of using games for learning and motivation, you can still submit your abstract here. Note that the abstract does not have to be research-based; in fact, there are several categories[...]

Games Fleadh 2017 news

LIT Tipperary will host Games Fleadh on Wednesday March 8th 2017 and the theme for the 2017 event is Racing Game. Games Fleadh 2017 is only 3 weeks away – so it is time to register teams and prepare your game trailer. Register your teams at http://gamesfleadh.ie/registration/ Supporters are welcome. Please also register[...]

Animation Skillnet Courses

Animation Skillnet provides subsidised training solutions to the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. They run subsidised, high-end, bespoke training courses designed and delivered by industry specialists and organise and support professional networking events and conferences for these sectors in Ireland and internationally. Upcoming Feb/March evening courses in Dublin and[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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/[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 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[...]

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[...]

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[...]