The gaming industry is big business and worth billions of dollars, with mega hits these days costing as much to produce as a TV series its important that you get things right.
One aspect of gaming that is crucial to get right is the soundtrack, you can have a game with great graphics but if the sound lets it down it just spoils the whole experience.
“Ireland is set to become a global hub for the games industry, and huge growth in this sector is inevitable. With more attention and finance being poured into the Irish games industry than ever before, the opportunities for employment in this sector are exploding exponentially. A recent Forfás report suggests Ireland will become the biggest social and mobile games hub in the world. The predictions are for Ireland to be the games development capital of Europe by 2015.”
The one year programme embraces learners from a variety of musical backgrounds. Focus will be on developing creative strategies by underpinning practical and theoretical knowledge of games music production techniques through creative assignments and industry relevant projects. By studying game development and game interactivity learners gain a deep understanding of how games are created.
The programme features production skills, recording techniques, composing techniques, sequencing, sampling and sound processing. As part of the programme, learners will be prepared for professional industry certification from Digidesign ProTools and Logic. Such accreditation is currently recognised as a pre-requisite for employment within the industry.
- Music Technology
- Applications Technology
- Music and Image
- Sound Design for Games
- Music Composition for Games
- Games Development
- Interactive Storytelling
It is expected that graduates from the programme will find employment within Ireland’s rapidly growing games design and games development sector. Roles will centre on their specialist contribution to the music and sound aspects of games.
Both Windmill Lane Academy and Griffith College have a strong network of games based companies. Both institutions work closely with employers on a regular basis in sourcing and placing graduates on their behalf. In return these companies continue to inform the design and development of our programmes.
Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for entry into level 7 and level 8 programmes nationally, with advanced standing where appropriate in respect of the modules they have completed.
Framework Level: Level 6
Duration: 1 year Full Time
Apply: Directly at www.gcd.ie/apply