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BU speaks to Edge magazine about ‘global reputation’

6 June 2012

Games Development at BU BU speaks to Edge magazine about ‘global reputation’ of games development students.

Senior lecturer in Creative Technology Dr Christos Gatzidis appears in this month’s Edge magazine talking about how well BU prepares its gaming students for the technology industry.

Edge is a monthly magazine which specialises in videogame insight and game industry professionals.

Christos spoke in an interview with the magazine about how well BU’s courses train graduates for the games development industries, stating “our courses have an excellent and global reputation, and a very high employment record for finishing graduates”.

He also discussed the challenges facing graduating students, such as ensuring their portfolio is as close to professional standard as possible.

He said “Applicants really need to not just engage with the course they choose, but also go beyond that and spend a good chunk of their spare time building a strong portfolio.

“If you want to make it in this industry, you need to live and breathe your work, whether that is character model creation or writing shaders in DirectX.”

You can read the full interview with Dr Gatzidis in this month’s Edge magazine (PDF 386 kb).

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