Gamer Camp to Host Open Day on 25th June

Gamer Camp ( www.GamerCamp.co.uk), the game developer training course for which Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) recently announced a pair of PlayStation® Scholarships, is to host another Open Day on Saturday, 25 th June 2011.

The Open Day (1.30-4.30pm) at NTI Birmingham’s city centre facilities, provides a free taster of Birmingham City University’s industry-endorsed‘finishing school’ for gamemakers; Gamer Camp: Pro. The 12 month course, provides an MA/MSc in Video Games Development, and runs from September 2011, as students create and build a PlayStation®3 game from the ground up.

Aspiring programmers and games artists who’d like to attend the Gamer Camp: Pro Open Day can do so by registering via www.bcu.ac.uk/GamerCamp/OpenDay.

“Finding a career in the games industry isn’t easy,” says Birmingham City University’s Oliver Williams, who helped create the programme“but Gamer Camp has been created to provide talented gamemakers with the skills and crucially, the experience, they need to get started in the games industry.

“The Open Day provides free taster sessions to give those interested in the training course an idea of what Gamer Camp: Pro is all about.”

The course is endorsed by the likes of Sony, Codemasters, Rare and Blitz Games Studios’, and led by Guy Wilday, former Studio Manager on the Colin McRae Rally games.

The Open Day will also provide a chance for potential students to quiz the mentors about Gamer Camp: Pro, which runs over twelve months at NTI Birmingham’s city centre studios from September 2011. Students work full-time in teams towards producing a PlayStation®3 (PS3™) game for the PlayStation®Network.

Gamer Camp: Pro, awards graduates with a MA or MSc in Video Games Development from Birmingham City University, and costs£8,000 for EU students and non-EU students£10,050.

Applications can be made online at GamerCamp.co.uk.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

-          Gamer Camp was run for the first time in 2009, with Gamer Camp: Nano running the first time in November 2010.

-          For all press enquiries, including comments from course mentors, to arrange filming during an upcoming course, or to request further written content for your publication, please contact David Allen on 0121 202 4816 or dave@gamercamp.co.uk.

 

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