First class opportunity for Games Design students

Posted: 8 September, 2014

First-year students on Ireland’s first degree programme in Games Design had a first-class introduction to their studies in DIT this week – a master class delivered by industry guru Brenda Romero.  Romero and fellow games designer Chanel Summers are two of the most influential game professionals in the world, in what is often seen as a male-dominated industry.  Their visit to Ireland this month originated from the Government's Digital Games Clustering Development Team and was funded by the HEA, the Fulbright Commission and a number of educational institutions including DIT. 

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Following the 3-day workshop with students on the programme, Ms Romero was joined by her husband Mr. John Romero – himself a renowned games designer- and by Ms Summers for a panel discussion hosted by Owen Harris of BitSmith.  Hugh McAtamney, Head of the School of Media at DIT, who organised the three-day visit to DIT said “The public event was a great success.  It was a special September edition of our “State of Play” series.  It attracted a full house and we had a fascinating discussion between panel and audience.  Following on from the 3-day masterclass, it has given our students on the new BA in Games Design the perfect launch-pad for their degree programme.”

Students on the new Level 8 degree programme in DIT will focus on designing, building and deploying games across multiple platforms, for entertainment but also for application in a wide range of areas in business, education, health and science.  


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