The Animation and Game Design undergraduate program available at the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Faculty of Communication, is set to accept students for the Fall Semester of the 2016-2017 Academic Year. According to a statement released by EMU Rector’s Office, students of Turkish Cypriot nationality will be eligible to take part in an entrance exam starting from the 17th of August 2016.
Applications are set to continue until the 22nd September 2016. Applications must be carried out in person at the EMU Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. Further information can be obtained by calling the number 630 29 94.
The Animation and Game Design program aims to provide students with technical and theoretic knowledge required in the sector which is now an important part our lives because of digital advancements.
The Department is equipped with state-of- the-art facilities that will allow students to produce world-class animations and games. In addition to three Mac-labs, students have access to an all-PC computer lab with the power to handle even the most demanding projects. A motion capture studio for realistic human animations is also available for students. Furthermore, a fully-equipped green screen studio, as well as a professional-grade photography studio, are available and set to provide students with ample production opportunities. Within the faculty, students have access to television studios, audio studios, editing suites and video equipment as well.
The course curriculum will offer a foundation of traditional drawing, illustration, and art courses in addition to courses in 2D and 3D animation, sound design, storyboarding, character development, and game technologies. A fine balance between theoretical and practical courses will ensure educational effectiveness. Students will not only have knowledge on the key concepts related to animation and game design, but they will also have the skills and know-how of applying this knowledge to their field of interest.
Graduates of the Department of Animation and Game Design will have ample job opportunities in various fields. For example, graduates will easily be able to work in animation and game design firms, advertising agencies, production companies and TV stations as producers, art directors, animators, character designers, interface designers and visual effects supervisors. Because of relatively low business-entrance costs, students will also be able to establish their own production companies and serve the animation and game design markets globally.