Learn how to start a career in video games development by hearing from video games development recruiters and recruits. Kickstart your career in video games development. Follow the journeys of four people who recently got their first job in video games. You’ll learn what game development roles involve, and learn more about the skills you need, hearing from industry experts about what they hope to see in a candidate’s application.
You’ll learn how to assess your skills, and about strategies for demonstrating them in applications. You will practise sample interview tasks, and both give and receive feedback. By the end of the course you should be equipped with tools and advice from games recruiters to help you start your career in game development.
What topics will you cover?
– How games developers got their start in games development
– What entry-level games programmers, artists, designers and producers do day to day and how they work together
– What are the hidden professional skills that could make you easier to hire
– What recruitment companies would like to see in your CV and what could help you stand out from the crowd
– Tips on providing evidence that you can do a games job, even if you lack experience
– Inside the interview room – what games studios are really looking for at interviews
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
– Explain the different roles, duties, processes and working relationships in games development teams
– Evaluate the technical and professional skills used in games development
– Assess and classify your skills and the skills you wish to develop
– Describe key stages and employer expectations for successful games development applications
– Apply strategies to evidence your professional and specialist skills
– Justify experience and skills in a games interview setting, applying strategies to prepare to answer common question
– Develop a set of questions to ask at games interviews
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