Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Blitz Games Studios open days for lecturers and students

Blitz Games Studios announces dates for 2009’s Open Days at its Leamington Spa studios. Successful since their inception in 2005, Blitz Open Days give students and lecturers interested in game development the chance to experience the reality of the industry, give them a feel for what the work entails and share in the experience of Blitz employees. The Open Days are exclusively for students and staff on videogames related courses at universities and colleges throughout the UK, and can include those studying any number of courses where the core skills are related to games development.

For 2009, there will be one day specifically for lecturers – Friday 27 March, 2009 – offering an unparalleled opportunity for those involved in teaching any pertinent courses, to come and see the skills and attitudes needed in the games industry, and to hear about the expectations from both perspectives. This is intended for those who have not attended a previous Blitz Open Day. Blitz is also running two days open to anyone studying a games-related course on Friday 6 March 2009 and Friday 13 March 2009.

And for the first time, there is also a day specifically aimed at programmers – Friday 20 March 2009, ideal for anyone studying Games Technology, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, or related disciplines.

The agenda for each Open Day will give the attendees unique insights into the various processes involved in creating top quality videogames and help them prepare appropriate portfolio work for submission to potential employers. Kim Blake, Education Liaison Manager at Blitz Games Studios, said: “We’re constantly evolving the content and structure of our Open Day offering in line with the demands and interest of the industry. This year particularly we’ve upped our content for students with the addition of a programmer-specific day and we’re keen to receive applications from as many people as possible.”

Check out http://www.BlitzGamesStudios.com/OpenDays. Closing date is Monday 19 January 2009.

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