Category Archives: Academic

Posts in the Academic category

animationskillnetlogo

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[...]

GameCraft Feb 2016

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[...]

gd.ie social media logo (1)

Music Technology Workshop 2016 (Dublin)

MusTWork16 – Music Technology Workshop 2016: Establishing a Partnership Between Music Technology, Business Analytics and Industry in Ireland Readers on gd.ie might be interested in the following one-day event which will be held on Friday June 10th 2016 in the Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin. The[...]

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[...]

igda-schol

Apply for IGDA Student Scholarships to GDC Europe & Gamescom

Less than one month remains until GDC Europe and Gamescom 2016 IGDA scholarship applications close. Eligible students can apply at http://scholars.igda.org by 31 May 2016 GDC Europe will take place 15-16 August and Gamescom from 17-21 August, 2016 in Cologne, Germany. All undergrad and graduate students, as well as those[...]

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[...]

sop_logo_url

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[...]

Print

Graduates: The Bridge 2015 is open

The Bridge 2015 is seeking applications from recent graduates (animation/games/vfx) and older graduates (animation/games/vfx) for the 2015 Bridge programme, an intensive 8 week programme (between June and August) that aims to take graduates and make them “Industry Ready” by placing them in studios and offering them onsite and offsite training. This year[...]

LIT_LogoNew

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[...]

igbl

5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning: Call extended to 22/04/15

The 5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning (iGBL2015) will be held at IADT on 4th and 5th June 2015. There will be presentations and workshops from a wide range of topics related to the use of games and game-based approaches for formal and informal learning. Teachers/developers/researchers who are interested in presenting and[...]

gdc-eu

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[...]

placeholder

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 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.[...]

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.[...]

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[...]

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[...]

igda-schol

IGDA Scholarships for GDC 2015 – call open

The IGDA Scholarship Program is a13 year old program that kick-starts careers of the best and brightest students entering the games industry.  This program awards scholarships to select individuals who apply. Here’s the full list of what award winners receive: Conference Passes: All access passes to GDC, GDCE, Gamescom, E3,[...]

this-is-not-a-game2

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[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Digital Media Design – UL

B.Sc. (Hons) in Digital Media Design – Level 8 University of Limerick – LM113 4 year full-time course Course Overview This programme might suit you: if you are interested in how media technology is used and how it can make a difference in people’s lives; if you are interested in learning[...]

B.Eng. (Hons) in Software Engineering – UU

  B.Eng. (Hons) in Software Engineering University of Ulster – G600 3 year full-time course Course Overview This course is offered at the Jordanstown campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. The course provides an education in software engineering, supported by fundamental topics in computing science, equipping its graduates to[...]

Diploma in Games Development – Pulse College – Dublin

  Diploma in Games Development Pulse College Dublin 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[...]

Higher Certificate in Games Development – Pulse College

  Higher Certificate in Games Development, Level 6 Pulse College Dublin & Galway 2 year full-time course   Course Overview With the continued growth of the games industry in Ireland, Pulse College has partnered with DIT to deliver an innovative Higher Certificate in Game Development. If you have a passion for[...]

M.Sc. in Software Engineering and Database Technologies – NUIG

M.Sc. in Software Engineering and Database Technologies National University of Ireland, Galway – GYE04 2 year part-time course Course Overview This programme aims to provide a flexible, part-time, blended learning route for students to gain the necessary professional skills, conceptual frameworks, methods, technologies and hands-on experience of software development as a[...]

Diploma in Software Engineering – NUIG

Diploma in Software Engineering, Level 8 National University of Ireland, Galway – GYE16 1 year part-time course Course Overview This diploma provides a focused programme of study in the area of software design and development, providing an insight into technical skills and modern industry techniques. The computer languages Java and C[...]

M.Sc., External Stream, Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development – NUIG

M.Sc. in Software Design and Development M.Sc. in Software Design and Development (External Stream) Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development National University of Ireland, Galway – GYE03, MSc GYE15, MSc (External stream) GYE12, HDip 2 years full-time (MSc), 1 year part-time (MSc—External Stream) 1 year full-time (HDip) Course Overview The[...]

Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development – NUIG

Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development (Industry Stream/ICT Skills) National University of Ireland, Galway 1 year full-time course Course Overview The HDipAppSc programe structure is based on a first semester of immersion in computing knowledge, supported by extensive laboratories, followed by a second semester of specialisation and industry placement. Key[...]

M.A./P.Grad.Dip. in Digital Media – NUIG

M.A./P.Grad.Dip. in Digital Media National University of Ireland, Galway – GYA62 1 year full-time course Course Overview The MA in Digital Media aims to synthesise artistic and technological knowledge. This unique course is delivered by combining expertise from the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, the Information Technology Department and the Digital Enterprise Research[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and Information Technology – NUIG

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and Information Technology, Level 8 National University of Ireland, Galway – GT350 4 year full-time course Course Overview We depend on electronic devices, such as computers and mobile phones, computer software and networks to store, process, transmit, retrieve and manipulate information. Students will cover the technology[...]

M.Sc. in Computer Science (Software Engineering) – MU

M.Sc. in Computer Science Maynooth University – MHG50/MHG51 1,5 year full-time/2 years part-time course Course Overview The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at NUI Maynooth exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational –[...]