Case Study: Ger Regan: Game Design & Development
"For the longest time I can remember, I’ve always wanted to make games. I looked into studying at home in Ireland, but found the game development courses were very vague and not tailored to the actual games industry. I looked into studying in England and while the quality is most definitely there, the fees alone were out of the question for me"
"That’s when I looked further afield to mainland Europe, and the first programme to pop up was the International Game Architecture and Design course at NHTV Breda in the Netherlands. There were three major reasons I chose the games program at NHTV: not only is tailored to industry needs but it provides an education that trains you as a specialist within certain field. Importantly, the entire programme is run by industry veterans"
"I wanted to specifically study game design, but prospective students have the opportunity to follow programming, visual art, audio and production. In this way, by the time you graduate in four years, you will be a specialist in your chosen field and tailored to the actual industry. Another very attractive concept is the intake procedure, as prospective students need to complete an intake assignment before they even set foot in the door. This way the lecturers can get an idea of the student’s motivations, skill level and willingness to get into the games industry."
"I would say to anyone who has a strong desire to get into the games industry to seriously consider the games program at NHTV, because the skills and experience you gain will significantly raise your chances of getting into an already competitive industry that is globally worth €50 billion. It’s for that reason that I have absolutely no regrets leaving home to study abroad."
If you want more information, contact Guy at EUNiCAS
International Game Architecture and Design (IGAD) Open Day
NHTV have an International Orientation programme over 10-12 March 2016 in Breda, the Netherlands. This event will give you a better idea and understanding of what it is like to study abroad and definitely will be an eye opener if you have an interest to study abroad.
Thursday 10th March
You travel to Breda at your own expenses and should arrive there no later than 16.00hrs, so you will be on time for the welcoming dinner that evening.
Friday 11th March
IGAD will organise a day during which you will get a good impression of what the study offers. You will find out what it is like to study at IGAD and meet some current students. In the evening there will be one big dinner for all the international students in the city. After this dinner you will be able to experience student city Breda yourself. (Please note this event is only for those students from Ireland and UK who already started the application process: EUNICAS will advise you on this).
Intake assessment/interview also takes place on this day.
Saturday 12th March
This is the general Open Day for NHTV. You are welcome to attend, or just explore the area.
NHTV covers the cost of 2 hotel nights (including breakfast) and dinners, you just have to get there! EUNICAS can assist with your travel plans. If you wish to bring along your parent(s), then they are more than welcome.
If you are interested in going to the IGAD,event, please contact EUNiCAS