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There’s a real need for industry (e.g. IGDA, etc.) to assess the game dev courses in Ireland (both Nth and Sth of the border) – it’s something we’re working on at the moment. The main assessment criteria we’ve discussed to date are:
[list:e4f55150a9]- industry consultation during the course design
– ongoing engagement/consultancy with industry to reflect the changing business and tech needs
– project-based assessment & portfolio creation
– most importantly, industry experienced lecturers
To date only one college in the country has a games-industry experienced lecturer and that’s TCD’s Steve Collins… and they haven’t even set up their games Msc yet!

[ if anyone has any more up to date knowledge than what I’ve outlined above, please correct me ]

Anyone else got opinions on this?
What other criteria should be included in such an assessment?