May 14, 2012
We’ve launched an exciting new initiative this week called Adobe Generation. In a nutshell, this is a series of four online courses (each lasting ten weeks), designed to teach UK students (age 14-19) key skills they will need to succeed in a range of creative careers. Games Design is the first course we are running, which we kicked off last night, and it’s developed by a fab team of teachers and industry experts from across the world.
As well as getting an insight into all the ins and outs of games design, students get to learn from some of the brightest creative talent around at the moment. Sessions are taught over Adobe Connect by different creative experts, including US games designer and educator Roxana Hadad, who teach a specific element of games design and give insights into their working lives. They also set weekly tasks for students to complete ahead of the next session, which are reviewed and commented on on a student forum.
For students looking to brush up on their skills in between sessions, we’ve made a bunch of web-based learning resources available, including video tutorials, ‘how to’ guides and a recording of each session. And if that wasn’t enough, we’re also giving a certificate to each student who completes the course – which will look great on their CVs and UCAS applications!
The Games Design course is running every Thursday from 7-8:15pm until July 12th– check out www.adobegeneration.com to sign up or to get more information.