8/18: Media Art Talk at Miami International University of Art and Design

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11902239_10153619028854162_3810745997886289057_nThis past week on 8.18.2015 GameTrep, the South Florida IGDA and the CEO of GhostPunch Games attended a Media Art Talk at the Miami International University of Art and Design. The Media Art Talks are coordinated by the University Faculty to help students hear about media related industries from guest speakers to help them better identify their professional goals for graduation.

As we’ve been informed this is the first of many Media Art Talks the University will be hosting to help students learn more about the game developer industry as a growing option here in South Florida.

11902552_10153619028904162_8286872010760334124_nFor this first Media Art Talk the students were informed of all the community resources and organizations available to them such as the Florida Game Developers Association Meetups, International Game Developer Association Student Chapters, Miami Game Developer Meetups, and more.

They also were able to learn from industry veteran Rick Daniels, who shared his time and expertise with everyone. Giving the students the chance to have some questions answered about the reality of the game developer industry for them as aspiring game developer professionals.

(Left)Frank Velazquez - South Florida IGDA Chair, (Center) Rick Daniels - CEO of Ghostpunch Games, (Right) Andru Fratarcangeli, Founder of GametrepOverall it was a great event for us to be a part of and glad that the faculty at the Miami International University of Art and
Design are so passionate about helping their students that they take time out of their schedules and lives to make these kinds of events happen.

So definitely a special thank you to the team at MIU including Gema Naredo the Media Arts Academic Department Director and Alfonso Gutierrez the Media Arts coordinator to name a few of the extremely talented and hardworking team at the school.

It is a great sign of things to come for South Florida’s game industry as well seeing students from MIU take time from their own lunch to attend the Media Art Talk. They will undoubtedly become great contributors to the success of the game developer industry here in South Florida and grow from talented students into professionals in no time.


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