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Getting Started in the Game Industry: Interviews, Portfolios, and More

A 4-week course where students will develop skills for applying to jobs within the games industry.

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Course Format:
Live
Duration:
4 Weeks
Materials:
Word processor (Word, Google Docs, etc.)
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Students should be at a point in their education/career where they are ready to begin looking for a job as an artist. Students should have enough artwork to constitute a portfolio and ideally have a portfolio already in development.
Course Format:
Live
Duration:
4 Weeks
Materials:
Word processor (Word, Google Docs, etc.)
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Students should be at a point in their education/career where they are ready to begin looking for a job as an artist. Students should have enough artwork to constitute a portfolio and ideally have a portfolio already in development.
Course Format:
Live
Duration:
4 Weeks
Materials:
Word processor (Word, Google Docs, etc.)
Lecture Type:
Live
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Students should be at a point in their education/career where they are ready to begin looking for a job as an artist. Students should have enough artwork to constitute a portfolio and ideally have a portfolio already in development.
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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Week 1 | Introduction and Overview

Introduction to outline of the class | Applying for jobs | Overview of ideal portfolio components | Networking tips | Choosing your first job – things to consider | Overview of homework assignments (things to get started now) | Request for portfolio links so that portfolio reviews can happen over the course of the class | Resume building 101 | Cover letter writing

Week 2 | Interviewing : Part 1

What to expect in an interview | Testing/work samples | Questions that may be asked | Best practices as an interviewee | Instructor will provide interview questions as a homework assignment that students can answer in written form | Following up and maintaining a relationship | What if you don’t get the job?

Week 3 | Interviewing: Part 2

Now that you’ve prepared for an interview, let’s do some mock interviews using what you’ve learned | 2 or 3 live mock interviews during class (15 mins or so each). Students and instructor provide feedback

Week 4 | Portfolio Reviews

Portfolio reviews with instructor and professional artist | Wrap up any remaining areas that need a more focus/insight

Getting Started in the Game Industry
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Taking your skills to the next level

TBA
Nate Brown

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Nate Brown is a Senior Recruiter at Respawn Entertainment having over 11 years of sourcing and recruiting experience in the video games industry. Nate loves partnering with talent of all levels and enjoys helping individuals find and explore their dream careers.

He has worked both in-house and as a talent provider to major AAA and mobile studios including 343 Industries, Turn 10 Studios, Monolith Productions, Project Spark, Minecraft, HoloLens, Big Fish Games, Crystal Dynamics, Sledgehammer Games, Toys For Bob, and a few incubation teams. Teams and projects he has helped grow and scale include Halo 4 & 5, Forza Motorsport 4 & 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Marvel's Avengers, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, and Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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