WANT A CAREER
IN VIDEOGAME DESIGN ?
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ November 14th 2001 ]
State University, Dominguez Hills will offer "How
to Start a Career in Videogame Design," a one-day
course designed to explore the fundamentals of
pursuing a career in the videogame industry.
Bandicoot, Pacman, and Lara Croft have become
household names to two generations of videogamers,
and many parents have wondered if their addicted
offspring could get a job where the main qualification
is having racked up nine digit scores playing
their favorite video venom.
can stop wondering. Taught by Tom Sloper, a 22-year
veteran of the industry, "How to Start a Career
in Videogame Design" will cover basic technical
information about videogames, an overview of videogame
design, and tips on starting a career in the field.
Topics for the course include scholastic preparation,
how to write a game, philosophy of game design,
creative exercises, what to expect on the job,
trends, and how to apply for a game job.
technology is a fast growing and lucrative industry.
In 2000, more than 219 million computer and videogames
were sold, and the average salary of a game developer
is $61,403. "How to Start a Career in Videogame
Design" is a great investment for college students
and computer-literate young adults looking to
get started in the industry as well as those interested
in the concept of videogame design.
Division of Extended Education offers more than
40 degree, credential and certificate programs,
as well as learning in retirement, travel-study
and test preparation programs. Areas of emphasis
include business, computer proficiency and education.
more information contact 877-GO-HILLS or visit
the Web site at www.csudh.edu/extendeded/