Electronic Arts and Autodesk have teamed up to devise the games component in a new masters degree offered at Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia.
As part of a 20-week Masters for Digital Media (MDM) Program the two-day workshop has been designed to "equip students with techniques to plan and manage digital media projects in their academic and professional careers".
EA’s Glenn Entis said: "I’m very excited about leading this workshop. There’s a clear need for better planning of digital media projects, particularly with the rapid pace of technological change. The right pre-production planning can make or break a project."
Autodesk’s Wujec added, "Autodesk’s knowledge and experience in multiple industries, including entertainment, automotive design, manufacturing and building, complement Electronic Arts’ approach to thinking more broadly about digital project planning. There’s growing demand for rigorous pre-production planning and visual communication throughout digital media projects. With this workshop, we’re helping tomorrow’s digital media leaders design better projects and arrive at the best choices in less time. At the heart of this emerging innovation practice is the art of making ideas visible."