Registration open for Blitz Academy 2011

Registration open for Blitz Academy 2011

By Stuart Richardson

November 4th 2010 at 11:29AM

Blitz Games Studiosâ?? education out-reach division continues student open days

Registration has opened for the Blitz Academy open days 2011, Blitz Games Studios annual education out-reach for second, third and final year university students studying games related courses.

The 2011 days will be held on Thursday 24 February, Thursday 10 March and Thursday 17 March.

The open days, which have been running since 2005, offer students a studio tour and the chance to talk to and get feedback from the development staff at Blitz.

Students must complete a work sample to be considered for a place on the open days, but there is no monetary charge. The closing date for work sample submission is Monday 10 January 2011.

"We're extremely proud to announce the sixth year of Open Days from Blitz Game Studios," says Blitz Academy’s education liaison manager Kim Blake.

"We'd also like to remind students that these days aren't just aimed at those who are doing games-specific degrees - we positively welcome submissions from those studying maths, computer science, illustration, pure animation and so on – all subjects that teach the skills needed in today's thriving games industry are welcome."