Want to Learn Something But It's Not Offered as a Class?

Want to Learn Something But It's Not Offered as a Class?

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If you look through our curriculum for both New Media and Game Design and Development majors, you will find that it covers a broad area of study. For Game Design students, there are programming courses, art courses, design courses, etc. So what do you want to be? A gameplay programmer? An engine programmer? A tools programmer? A level designer? An artist?  IGM gives you a glimpse of everything, but it is all up to you to choose what you want specialize in.

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Working on Projects

Working on Projects

IGM offers many project-based courses. Before coming here, I did not understand what that means. In high school, I did plenty of projects including team-projects. Those were not like the projects I am doing for classes now.

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The Importance of Music in Video Games

The Importance of Music in Video Games

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As you might have guessed from the title, with this blog post I’d like to talk about the role of music in video games. Far too often people think that sound design is an item of the lowest priority in a video game, but in my opinion, it is quite the opposite. Music and sounds are equally important to visuals / graphics when it comes to developing a game’s atmosphere. Any audio lover will tell you that the quality of a game’s soundscape can make or break the entire immersive experience.

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Making a Game Design Canvas

Making a Game Design Canvas

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I’ve been studying entrepreneurship for a little over two years now. In that time, I’ve learned that the most important document to make during a business’ start-up process is the business model canvas (http://diytoolkit.org/tools/business-model-canvas/). The canvas was made by Alexander Osterwalder and contains the necessary parts for making a functional business plan in an easy to read and flexible living document.

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How to make a portfolio website

How to make a portfolio website

The first thing that you are probably wondering is “what is a portfolio?” It’s fine to not know because most college students don’t when they first come to school. A portfolio is a selection of work and accomplishments that someone has done/completed over time, all put together in some type of format for employers to see what you have done and what type of individual talents you may have. For a student, your portfolio might be the deciding factor on whether you get a job. However, for Game Design students making a portfolio is a little different and can be very difficult.

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