American InterContinental University Opens New Game Design Lab; Hosts Two-day ZBrush® Boot Camp
WESTON, Fla. – Blast your friends in today’s hottest video games by learning about the process involved in creating them. American InterContinental University (AIU) invites those who are interested in pursuing a course of study in Game Design and Development to participate in a weekend of events to celebrate the opening of the university’s new, industry-current Electronic Game Design Lab. The AIU campus is located at 2250 N. Commerce Parkway in Weston.
“Our new bachelor’s degree program in Game Design and Development gives students the full spectrum of technical skills necessary to pursue exciting career opportunities in this field, from the creation of interactive 2D and 3D computer games, to understanding the business concepts related to game production and distribution,” said Dean Tom Takach, School of Information Technology.
EVENT OPENING MEETINGThursday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m.
International Game Developers Association meeting at 7:30 p.m., followed by a free workshop (the meeting and workshops are open to public).
FAU, Fort Lauderdale CampusAskew Tower, 9th floor220 S.E. 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
LECTURES AND WORKSHOPSSaturday, June 17, from Noon to 6 p.m.Open house: Noon to 2 p.m.Come tour of the Game Design and Development Lab. Refreshments will be served.“ZBrush® Boot Camp,” Game Design and Development Workshop: 2 to 6 p.m.
10 spots available: call David Harper, 954-446-6303 or Tamalin Fox at 954-446-6336; cost $35, which includes one full copy of ZBrush for each paid participant.
1) Lecture and demo by character artist and game designer Vitaliy Naymushin on the “Next Generation Art Tools for Game Development.” Naymushin is the 3D modeler for Quake® and was recently hired by i.d. Software. He has worked on games for PS2®, Xbox360®, Gamecube® and PC, including titles such as “Bloodrayne 2TM,” “Ghost Recon 2 TM,” “Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion TM” and “Sin TM.”
2) Mark Bradshaw, lead programmer for AWE Games® (a subsidiary of AWE Productions, Inc., will lecture on trends in the game industry.
3) AIU’s Tom Takach, Dean, School of Information Technology, will discuss higher education aspects of the game industry.
4) Workshops on next-generation art tools for game development and 3D modeling.
Sunday, June 18, from Noon to 4pm
Second day of “ZBrush® Boot Camp,” Game Design and Development Workshop:
10 spots available: call David Harper, 954-446-6303 or Tamalin Fox at 954-446-6336; cost $35, which includes one full copy of ZBrush for each paid participant.
AIU offers a comprehensive approach to Game Design. Students can learn to create software and utilize game engines to produce and develop games. They also will have the opportunity to learn various programming languages, modeling and animation skills, networking principles, and business and marketing approaches. Concentrations are available in Game Art and Game Programming.
In addition to its Game Design and Development program, AIU also offers an array of traditional and non-traditional degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.
AIU South Florida is located at 2250, N. Commerce Parkway, Weston, Fla. 33326. For more information visit www.aiufl.edu or contact Dipa Patel at 954-446-6323.
About AIU
Founded in 1970, AIU has continued to grow as a career-focused university, offering market-driven programs and a curriculum designed to prepare graduates for successful, rewarding careers. AIU offers bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, information technology, criminal justice, visual communication, media production, game design and development, interior design and fashion marketing and design. Master’s degree programs include business administration, informational technology and education in instructional technology. American InterContinental University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. AIU South Florida is located in Weston. For more information call 1-866-AIU-GRAD (1-866-248-4723) or visit http://www.aiufl.edu.

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