Seminars & Colloquia

Glyn Heatley

Algoma University

"MSc in Computer Games Technology"

Wednesday April 19, 2006 01:00 PM
Location: 3211, EB II NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)


Abstract: In the digital age the modern craftsmen and women no longer toil at turning wood and forging iron, but rather at the monitor. Their tools are not files, hammers and chisels, but story boards, debugging windows and code windows. The games industry is a multi-billion dollar industry in North America alone, employing thousands of programmers, artists and producers. Demand is at it's highest for talented, well educated individuals to work in this industry. Talent is no longer enough to make the grade. Education is required.

Algoma U is the exclusive host of the MSc Computer Games Technology in North America. The most mature and well developed games degree in the world is now available for Canadian and American students to take advantage of. Glyn Heatley from Algoma U presents at EBII 3211 from 1:00 to 2:00 on Wednesday, April 19 on the MSc in Computer Games Technology. This is currently the only Masters level degree program on offer in Canada. Come along and see if postgraduate studies in computer games technology is for you.

Short Bio: Glyn Heatley is the Divisional Director of CGT Promotions at Algoma U in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. In this role he is responsible for the promotion of the first MSc degree program offered in North America in Computer Games Technology. This takes him on a fascinating journey walking the line between the games industry and games academia. This role of bridging the gap continues in his other role as the Conference Director of FuturePlay, the First International Academic Conference on the Future of Game Design and Technology. In it's fifth year during 2006, FuturePlay offers an avenue for the publishing of academic research papers, student and independent games and also presents thought provoking panels, workshops and keynotes involving industry and academic representatives.

Host: Michael Young, Computer Science, NCSU

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