Re: Guildhall at SMU offers Masters Degree now
on 04-15-2005 06:01 AM
oXYnary: Its a new degree called a Masters of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development. It's supported by two colleges at SMU, the engineering college and fine arts college. I'm certain that Guildhall eventually would like to have a doctoral program in that area. But that's still in the future.
steady: roughly 70% of the class that graduated in mid December is working either full time or as contractors in the game industry. Most of the companies doing the hiring are of the AAA, familiar name sort ... like id, Nerve, Gearbox, NCSoft, Ritual, EA, Liquid, and Activision.
Edit: and regarding your comment about "DBZ drawings" I know exactly what you mean. I'm on the student intake review committee for art and I do my best to guide people like that into traditional art programs where they can be trained as artists first. It's asking way too much of both student and faculty to turn an untrained art n00b into a game artist in 21 months.